Brett Blumenthal

About Brett Blumenthal

Brett Blumenthal is owner of Sheer Balance and bestselling author of 52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You (January 2012) and Get Real and STOP Dieting! (December 2010). Her next book, A Whole New You: Six Steps to Ignite Change for Your Best Life will be released on December 18, 2012. She regularly speaks at conferences, spas and wellness centers, and consults on topics of health and wellbeing, as well as business strategy. Her writing is regularly featured on popular sites including: Yahoo!, Shine from Yahoo!, Divine Caroline, Intent and Gather. She has also been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Spa Magazine, Stuff Boston, American Fitness, The METRO and Organic Spa Magazine. Brett has appeared on NBC, FOX and CBS, as well as on Martha Stewart’s Whole Living Radio Show – on Sirius Radio, and Magic 106.7, Talk 96.9, and WBZ 1030 in Boston. She is a regular guest on Better Connecticut (WFSB – CBS, Hartford, CT) and MyFox – 25 in Boston. She has 20 years of experience in wellness promotion and almost 10 years experience in management consulting; including branding, change management, and training strategy and development for Fortune 100 companies. Brett has received numerous awards including: Shine from Yahoo! “Woman of the Year;” Divine Caroline’s Love this Site! award; Intent’s Best Healthy Living Site Award; and Healthy Heart from Nature Made. Brett received her MBA from Johnson at Cornell University, where she graduated as a Park Fellow; she also earned her bachelors degree from Cornell University. She is certified by WELCOA (Wellness Council of America) and AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America).
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5 Mindful Dining Lessons from an Italian Bistro

In Italy, life seems less hectic… more simple. Undeniably, it becomes easy to think of adopting their lifestyle. Turns out, there were several life lessons to be learned during my time in a simple Bolognese Bistro:

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How to Get a Good Night Sleep when Traveling

When we travel, whether for business or for pleasure, a hotel stay can make or break our trip.  Traveling in itself can easily throw off our systems, and as a result, getting a good night slee

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Craving Salty Food? 3 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Sodium Intake

As a child and teenager, I had a huge sweet tooth and craved sweets often.  As I started exercising, however, my sweet tooth turned savory.  And now, I like to fondly refer to myself as a “salt hound”…craving salty foods most of the time (except after dinner).  For the most part, I’m happy about this: […]

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How to Look Young for Life

Ever wonder if your healthy habits will really pay off?  Ever think that a lot of what we hear from the press and media, moreover science, is just a lot of hoopla?  Ever look in the mirror and wonder if you weren’t healthy, if you would look any different?  As we get older, we become […]

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5 Ways to Stick to Your Resolution

Every New Year, it never fails: the gym is PACKED at every hour of every day, for the first three weeks of the year.

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Halloween Candy: To Limit or Not to Limit?

Every year around this time, I hear a lot of conflicting opinions on what parents should do about Halloween candy. Some believe it is one day out of the year and that your kids should be allowed to eat as much candy and treats as they want, while others believe that too much candy can […]

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Why I Support the Soda Ban in NYC

Yesterday (Thursday, September 12th), the New York City Board of Health approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal limiting the size of soda and other sugary drinks sold in many venues to 16 ounces. A few months ago, I had a few discussions with people about the proposal when I had heard about it. Many weren’t in […]

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6 Reasons to Cherish Your Alone Time

The therapeutic benefits to being alone

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Stop the Lunch Swap! 5 Ways to Encourage Kids to Eat Healthy

Getting your children to eat healthy at home is challenging enough, but to get them to eat healthy in school can seem virtually impossible. You have no idea what is going on in the cafeteria…lunch swaps…trashcans…the team mascot…you name it. If a child doesn’t want to eat what is in their lunchbox, they won’t. They’ll […]

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Make this July 4th a Healthy Celebration

The good news about July 4th is that traditional fare of barbecue is easy to make healthy. The challenge, however, are all the extras…the potato salad…the coleslaw…the desserts…etc. Here are some tips to make this July 4th tasty, delicious and healthy too: Better Dressings: When making your favorite potato salads, coleslaw and pasta salads, opt […]

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