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I created Smarts and Stamina to help you be your healthiest and happiest possible self. Over the course of this program, I'm here to provide all the support you need to get there!

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About this course

How many times have you thought, “I know I need to do something about my health, but I just don't know where to start”?

No worries, we've got it all figured out. This 6-week online class will help you develop better sleep, food, mood, and exercise habits so that you can look and feel your best. Research shows that these healthy habits also make us better contributors to our families, organizations, and society, too. So join us to learn how to:

  • Control your food cravings and enjoy - yes, enjoy! - healthier foods
  • Trim and tone your body even if you can’t spend 10 hours a week in a gym
  • Sleep tight each night
  • Snap back after setbacks
  • Become a more energetic, more optimistic, more engaging version of yourself.

Learn directly from [your name], using the approach described in MJ Shaar and Kathryn Britton's Healthy Living Bestseller Smarts and Stamina: The Busy Person’s Guide to Optimal Health and Performance.

Feel like you have tried everything under the sun already? We'll teach you how to:

  • Get out of the one thinking trap that can kill your ability to feel capable of change
  • Implement clear and simple strategies, easily adaptable to your life
  • Work with your strengths rather than try to fix your flaws
  • Minimize the amount of will-power needed to achieve success

The program will be entirely taught online. We'll use short videos, self-assessments, live teleseminars, readings, and discussions with peers to give you a fresh and interactive experience. Access to all materials is password protected, so you can share safely.

Act fast! Smart and Stamina Online starts Sunday, July 7th, 2013.  Limit of 20 participants. 

From participants in a previous session of the course :

"Thank you for creating this course. I am loving this experience! It's exactly what I've been looking for to be able to live my life more fully and completely, with the energy to do what I love over a lifetime, with a smile on my face. It helps take some knowledge I already had, adds a lot that is new to me, and makes it practical, accessible and fun. I already sense that I'm changing in a very positive way and that the lessons are already "sticking" to me.  The level of personal attention is so much higher than I had expected and is wonderful. It makes me feel like I'm sitting with two very smart, supportive and enthusiastic friends who not only know the research but also already 'walk the talk' and are giving me a hand up so I can also be my best." J. from Australia

"I really appreciate the positive approach that you've kept up throughout the course. The activities have helped me see what I'm already doing well and to focus in on what I can improve, without an overwhelming "must fix it all" attitude. And the fact that working on one area of the compass boosts your performance in the others helps reinforce this positive approach." T. from Canada

"One of the big things I have discovered so far is that focusing on an area of health like sleep or food through the activities the class offers (with a lot of great feedback from the book's authors I must add) really can raise awareness of unconscious habits that don't work well any longer. Through better focus--mindfulness--I'm creating new habits that are already working better. So you CAN teach yourself--however old you are--new tricks!"  L.


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Marie-Josée Shaar is the owner of Smarts and Stamina, a company dedicated to helping corporate America increase their health, positivity and productivity. A Master of Applied Positive Psychology, she is also certified as a Personal Trainer, a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant and as a Wellness Culture Coach. MJ has taught in various universities including McGill University (Canada), University of Pennsylvania (USA) and University of East London (UK). She has spent the last 13 years studying, testing, coaching, and teaching smart health habits, nationally and internationally. 

Kathryn Britton is the associate editor of Positive Psychology News Daily. A professional coach, she has authored more than 70 articles and edited 2 books on applications of positive psychology to daily life. As a former software engineer, Kathryn is detail-oriented, yet creative and visionary at the same time. She also teaches positive workplace concepts to graduate students in project management at the University of Maryland.