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I'm about to pop!

I’m About to Pop!

MJ Shaar : June 10, 2015 9:30 am : Blog| Media

As I write these lines, Baby James is perfecting his many breakdancing moves in my belly before he finally pops his head out to say hi to the world. I’m at 38 weeks, and he’s remarkably active, so he could come any day now.

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SaS Health Promotion Model

5 Ways to Learn About Our Health Promotion Model This Month

MJ Shaar : March 10, 2015 9:00 am : Blog| Media| Wellness Leadership| Worksite Wellness

The SaS Health Promotion Model is attracting a lot of media attention this month, and for good reasons. According to the NY Department of Health, “risk factors usually occur together. Even a small increase in one risk factor becomes more important when combined with others.” Fortunately, we can help, because our method helps address those cases where multiple risk factors happening togehter.

I’m excited to report that there are 5 ways that are open to the public to help you learn more about it this month.

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How to Reduce Stress: One Simple Question

How to Reduce Stress in One Simple Question

MJ Shaar : January 20, 2015 9:00 am : Blog| Building habits| Media| Productivity| Stress Reduction| Worksite Wellness

A lot of successful, high-performing individuals who learn to put their needs last in order to do it all for everyone else end up losing their passion and commitment for what they do over time. It’s an unacknowledged form of burnout, which can be recognized by being constantly drained and/or overwhelmed. How to reduce stress in this situation? Here’s the good news: it can be solved with one simple question.

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Sleep Deprivation & The Art of Charm

MJ Shaar : January 8, 2015 8:30 am : Blog| Media| Sleep and Rest

When I hear someone say how they have no time for a full night sleep, I don’t hear the intended “I’m so busy, needed, successful and important.” What I hear is “I’m temporarily and reversibly mentally impaired, but my judgment is currently too clouded for me to realize it.”

That unambiguous position of mine caught the attention of Jordan Harbinger, and earned me an invite to his famous podcast series, titled The Art of Charm.

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Sleep Deprivation Hurts Your Productivity

MJ Interviewed for Sleep Tips by Work-Life Balance Researcher

MJ Shaar : October 22, 2014 5:05 pm : Media| Sleep and Rest

MJ was recently interviewed by Russell Clayton, Professor at Saint Leo University and Work-Life Balance Researcher, for a few sleep tips. If you still hear that nagging voice in your head, telling you that working hard and foregoing sleep are the keys to success, his Huffington Post article can help you change your mind.

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MJ Shaar – in 20 seconds


MJ is one of the most sought-after experts blending positive psychology and health promotion. She spent over 15 years coaching, teaching, speaking, researching and testing smart health habits. Marie-Josée Shaar received her undergrad at McGill University in Organizational Behavior, followed by a Master of Applied Positive Psychology at University of Pennsylvania. She's certified as a Wellness Culture Coach, a Personal Trainer, and a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant.

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