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My First Health & Fitness Public Speaking Event!

Published August 15, 2013 by Maryanne

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I’m thrilled that I will be having my first health and fitness public speaking event next month! It will be at an assisted living facility and I’ll be speaking to seniors about choosing healthy items on the menu and why they are good for you, also motivating them for health and fitness.

I’ve always loved public speaking. One of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done in my life was speaking to a fourth grade class about journalism.  (Not to mention that I’ve done off-Broadway theatre and was a spoken word artist in my 30s).

Most of my journalism lies in health and fitness. I’ve written many articles about famous people in the health field, such as Carol Alt and Oleda Baker. I was the editor of “NJ Health & Fitness” and had my own online health column called “Here’s to Your Health.”

Currently I am writing regularly for “Skinny News” a Bergen County, New Jersey publication on health and fitness.

I’ve been waiting to do this for a very long time and am beyond psyched! This has been a super stellar week for me in business. I couldn’t be happier!

Caught Monkey Footing!

Published May 15, 2013 by Maryanne

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Even those of us who are fit and healthy have their moments of weakness, times when we’re just too damn lazy to bend over and pick something up. So we do it the easy way. We pick it up with our toes. I call it “monkey footing.”

Today was one of those mornings. I just went grocery shopping, was putting things away, accidentally dropped my grocery receipt and picked it up with my toes.

My husband caught me and laughed so hard. He saw me do this before and thinks it’s very funny how I do the monkey foot so quickly and with such finesse.

“How long were you doing that? Since you were a little kid?”

I don’t remember, honestly, but to me that is one of the perks of springtime — you’re always barefoot so when you’re in a hurry, just monkey foot it!