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Mary McManus, MSW
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Reclaim Advantage! Reclaim Life!
Reclaim Advantage! Reclaim Life!

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Reclaim Advantage! Reclaim Life! On Motivation, Momentum and Accountability
When the alarm went off at 6:00am this morning, day 5 of my 5 day training cycle, I wanted to roll over, go back to sleep and take a day off. In a heartbeat one can go from positive momentum to negative momentum. It looked like there may have been some blac...

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Reclaim Advantage! Reclaim Life! Upon This Rock
Before partnering with Jeffrey Spratt, MT who pioneered the Spratt Method of Muscular Therapy I could not strength train on land, experience any positive momentum in my health and wellness journey; I experienced chronic fatigue and chronic pain and incredib...

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Reclaim Advantage! Reclaim Life! #tbt A Triumphant Return to Camp Hyannis
From "Going the Distance: The Power of Endurance" : After crossing the finish line of my first half marathon, I came into the ballroom at the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center filled with thousands of runners. Frank Shorter made sure he connected with me...

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Reclaim Advantage! Reclaim Life! On blazing trails, healing and transformation. Ten Years Later
When I told my nurse manager at the VA that I was leaving my award winning social work career 3 years shy of when I was eligible to retire to write poetry and heal my life, she told me that I couldn't do that. Would I work part time? What was I going to do ...

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Reclaim Advantage! Reclaim Life! A Winter Run on Heartbreak Hill - Courage & Confidence!
I am so grateful for my gym, Wave Health and Fitness, but yesterday I could not bear to do another treadmill run, especially with the forecast for another dumping of snow on Boston by tomorrow evening. It snowed again Friday evening. Where to go where we co...

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Reclaim Advantage! Reclaim Life! A Celebration of Snow Removal
From "Going the Distance: The Power of Endurance" : That early training served me well as I trained for and ran the 2009 Boston Marathon and in my several running comebacks but it can lead to injury, overdoing it pain, and hitting the wall with an "I can't ...

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Reclaim Advantage! Reclaim Life! She trains like a boss. #Shepersists
They tried to beat me down and kill me. I was warned. I was given an explanation. Night after night while my father beat me into the middle of next week and on the weekends my grandmother tormented me with crazy rituals. The explanation they gave me left qu...

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Reclaim Advantage! Reclaim Life! When I said goodbye to the medical model ...
At my last dental cleaning, the hygienist asked me about when I had my last colonoscopy, my last mammogram, was my primary care physician the one I had listed in my record....I took a deep breath and let her know that I walked away from the medical model se...

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Reclaim Advantage! Reclaim Life! The Importance of Sharing Our Stories
Before Jeffrey Spratt,MT and I presented our preliminary findings for our research, "The Efficacy of the Spratt Method of Muscular Therapy on Trauma Recovery" the other evening, the person who was going to introduce me said that he wasn't sure if I wanted h...

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Reclaim Advantage! Reclaim Life! Book Review: The Big 5 by Dr. Sanjiv Chopra
There was a lot of buzz on Facebook about Dr. Sanjiv Chopra and Gina Vild's soon to be released book, "The Two Most Important Days" inspired by Mark Twain's quote: In one of the posts, I thought Dr. Chopra was referencing something from his soon to be relea...
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