Episodes

  • Gina Livy's Facebook Live from the Maintenance & Mindfulness group hosted on Facebook. This is the live recording from June 3, 2024. You can find the full video hosted at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ginalivymaintenanceandmindfulness


    Topics covered:

    What does Downsizing mean in Maintenance?Doubling down on Mindfulness and the 4 Questions in Maintenance vs going through the motionsWhat to expect when entering the Testing the Waters stageThe foods you might Test the Waters with and their affects Where to find our previous Weigh In Wednesday conversations in our podcastsIs it beneficial to stick to the basic Food Plan after you’ve reached your goal?Tips for preparing for a medical procedureMaintenance - ensuring the mental side of your journey is addressed

    To learn more about The Livy Method, visit www.ginalivy.com.


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  • Gina Livy's Facebook Lives from The Livy Method Spring/Summer 2024 Support Group hosted on Facebook. This is a recording of the Day 43, 9 AM live. You can find the full video hosted at:


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/livymethodspringsummer2024


    Topics covered:

    Midway Motivation – losing your motivation, the importance of having a really strong whyHow are you framing these 91 days?The difference between inspiration and motivationThere is no shortage of inspiration over here! -  Livy Loser Spotlights and Spill the Tea SpotlightsReinventing yourself and refocusing – assess where you’re at!Your body is on your side! – Stay tuned for the two-part series on Hormones and Weight Loss with Dr. Olinca this weekYour weight can be on the way down and still be up on the scaleSupport your body in detox!The importance of acknowledging and celebrating your winsConsistency - How “Atomic Habits – James Clear” is a great compliment to the programJust because you are done physically losing the weight, doesn’t mean you are done mentallyYour body is communicating with youYou can still enjoy the things you want to enjoy and see your scale moveUtilizing the sickness protocol  Returning members – Get to know the new you!Falling back into old habits - finding new coping techniquesThe hard work you are putting into this program pays offSelf-Talk – Checking in with yourself, getting in tune with your body and understanding its needsReassessing food associationsStrengthen your inner voice - Turn up the volume!Dr. Olinca is joining us tomorrow for our two-part series on Weight Loss and HormonesIf you’re six weeks in, you’ve got this! The next 6 weeks of the program are going to fly by

    To learn more about the Livy Method, visit www.ginalivy.com.


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  • Gina Livy's Facebook Lives from The Livy Method Spring/Summer 2024 Support Group hosted on Facebook. This is a recording of the Day 40, 9 AM live. You can find the full video hosted at:


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/livymethodspringsummer2024


    Topics covered:

    While we want to be maximizing, putting pressure on ourselves isn't idealFeeling free and learning to trust after starving and depriving dietsIs diet fatigue a thing while following the Livy MethodWhat solidifying your weight loss looks likeBeing in tune and adjusting not just when it comes to portions, but also with waterThe scale not moving yet is an opportunity for members to investigateSickness can work as its own tweak, even when taking medicationsOur mindset in the morning can shape our entire day - what's your vibe going into the weekend?Sprouted Love segment is a great re-watch for recipes and ways to make your meals/snacks more nutrient-richShowing self-compassion while through perimenopause and menopauseBringing the community together - can you say Livy Loser Cruise?We don't slow down or wind down - we want to fly right until the end of the 91 days.

    To learn more about the Livy Method, visit www.ginalivy.com.


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  • Gina Livy's Facebook Lives from The Livy Method Spring/Summer 2024 Support Group hosted on Facebook. This is a recording of the Day 39, 9 AM live. You can find the full video hosted at:


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/livymethodspringsummer2024


    Topics covered:

    Levelling up and maximizing your effortsNavigating people’s reactions and opinions about your new lifestyle changesChecking in with your healthcare provider as you go through the programAssessing which supplements to add in - review the supplements posts, check in with your health care provider, pharmacist, or local health food storeThe importance of establishing a routine to allow the body time to calm downFood is some people’s love languagePeople’s opinions of you are none of your business!Change the dialogue with people who are not supporting your new healthy habitsNavigating Healthcare providers' reactions to the programPutting yourself into a positive mindset through habit and rewiringNoticing physical changes in your body even when the scale hasn’t movedBacopa – discussing brain health Mini sessions with Guest ExpertsInvest in your health!You are exactly where you are supposed to be and you’re doing a great job!Plateaus – what are they and how long do they last?Becoming as healthy as possible – celebrating the non-scale victoriesJoin us today for a special segment on levelling up your meals and snacks with Michelle Feifer, creator of Sprouted Love!

    To learn more about the Livy Method, visit www.ginalivy.com.


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  • Gina Livy's Facebook Live from the Maintenance & Mindfulness group hosted on Facebook. This is the live recording of Weigh In Wednesday from May 29, 2024.


    You can find the full video hosted at:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ginalivymaintenanceandmindfulness


    Topics covered:

    Is the key to progress and real happiness "constructive dissatisfaction?" Is your inner voice a friend or foe? Getting in tune with our inner voices can help us celebrate and express gratitude together. Would food warnings, like those on cigarettes, be a good idea? 

    To learn more about The Livy Method, visit www.ginalivy.com.


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  • Join Gina and Program Manager Kim as they answer your questions and break down the tweak that we see in The Program this week. This is the live recording from May 29, 2024.


    You can find the full video hosted at:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/livymethodspringsummer2024


    Topics covered:

    The tweak this week is more about where your focus is at. Are you focused on maximizing and being consistent?This week is all about what eating to satisfaction feels like for you.We are in the messy middle when it's more about the feelings and associations and less about what you eat and when.Are you all in? Do you have all that you need so you know what to do to keep moving forward?The Messy Middle: It's a great time to check in with yourself and note what is working for you and what you need to finish strong.        You are exactly where you need to be and we are here for you!Weight loss is about consistency and momentum. Giving up is not going to serve you.Take a step back: there is so much you can do for yourself!Tune into your body and don't overthink it!Eating to satisfaction - what does this mean to you now?Downsizing one last time next week: Let's keep it simple, don't overcomplicate it, or future trip!Don't freak out! Embrace the tweak each week by going all-in!

    To learn more about the Livy Method, visit www.ginalivy.com.


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  • In this segment, Gina chats with Dr. Paul Hrkal, ND, about the secondary supplements that can help support your weight loss journey and level up your health.


    If you are in the Spring/Summer 2024 Support Group, you can check out the full video here:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/livymethodspringsummer2024


    Topics covered:

    In case you missed it, review yesterday's conversation as a great lead into today's with Dr. Paul - found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/livymethodspringsummer2024/permalink/427685343524515Secondary supplements' role in supporting the body and helping to improve on any obstacles you may be facing.Building foundations in diet, using the primary & secondary supplements, and personalizing to meet your needs.Turmeric: Can be helpful when managing inflammation and joint pain.MCT Oil: A fat-soluble energy source.Trace Minerals: A great way to support your hydration goals.COQ10: A key antioxidant important at the cellular level.Adaptogens: A class of herbs that can be helpful when managing stress in the body.Cortisol patterns change over the course of a typical day.Bacopa: A helpful brain adaptogen used for brain fog, cognitive and memory improvement.When it comes to stress, the mindset you take matters!Berberine: Making a comeback with some benefits for glucose management and gut dysbiosis.Omega-3's: The benefits outweigh the criticisms.Insulin Resistance: what it is and isn't.Doses: read the label, work with your healthcare provider. Less is more and single-ingredient products are best.It is best to work with your pharmacist, health care provider, or a naturopathic doctor to determine which supplements are best for you.The Livy Method App and Program Guide include more details about secondary supplements, how much and when to take them. You can also find this information in the Facebook Support Group.

    www.paulhrkalnd.com

    @drpaulhrkl


    To learn more about the Livy Method, visit www.ginalivy.com.


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  • This is the live recording of the Spill the Tea session with Gina and Special Guest Lynette Brossart.


    You can find the full video hosted at:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/livymethodspringsummer2024


    Topics covered:

    Introducing Lynette BrossartLynette’s weight loss story - where it all began, winning a weight loss trophy at 12 years oldWhat’s different with The Livy Method - addressing the mental aspect of weight lossThe obstacles - what Lynette has worked through to get to where she isWhen everything feels stacked against you - how Lynette found hopeWhen you hit rock bottom - deciding to live and making the decision to turn things aroundWhy The Livy Method? - how Lynette found The Livy Method and why she said yes! The how - how Lynette overcame putting herself first through tough timesFor the first time in years - what Lynette is now able to do againMedical changes - Lynette’s secret sauce to creating incredible results Lynette’s favourite things about The Program - what this Program and community has meant to herUncovering who you really are - revealing the newest version of yourselfGina’s connection to Costa Rica - her life-changing experiencesFinding her voice and following her dreams - the importance of Lynette being healthy enough to follow her dreamsHope - Lynette has given us all reason to feel hopefulLynette’s final words - sharing her story of breaking the old paradigm, even when she didn’t feel ready

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  • In this live guest expert segment, Gina chats about the 4 main reasons why your weight might be slower to move with Naturopathic Doctor Paul Hrkal.


    If you are in the Spring/Summer 2024 Support Group, you can check out the full video here:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/livymethodspringsummer2024


    Topics covered:

    Introducing Dr. Paul HrkalWorking with a naturopath - getting to the root cause of underlying issuesReasons why your weight may be slower to move, there is no one-size-fits-allIntroducing the 4 Main Reasons Why Your Weight Might Be Slower to MoveGive yourself an honest assessment - are you following the program and the plan to the fullest?The importance of prioritizing sleep and managing your stress, the impact of stress on your gutEvaluate your current state – identify your obstacle!Inflammation – what it is and how it shows up in the bodyHow to manage your inflammation – identifying your symptoms, getting tested and working with a health care provider   How following The Program addresses inflammationFood Sensitivities – think about what you’re eating and how you’re feeling from itHow to identify and address food sensitivitiesGut Dysbiosis – what it is, symptoms and identifying if you have itUnderstanding and addressing the gutHormonal Health – the key hormones related to stress, different types of testingThe connections between inflammation, food sensitivities, gut dysbiosis and hormonal healthKnowledge is power! Take your goals to the next level and enjoy the journey!

    To learn more about the Livy Method, visit www.ginalivy.com.


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  • Gina Livy's Facebook Live from the Maintenance & Mindfulness group hosted on Facebook. This is the live recording from May 27, 2024. You can find the full video hosted at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ginalivymaintenanceandmindfulness


    Topics covered:

    Week 5 of The Program: Maximizing and levelling up in Maintenance4 stages to The Livy Method and the benefits of redoing The Program to solidify your weightMaximizing in Maintenance and what you CAN do to start each weekThe importance of Maintenance and why it can be more work than losing weightThe Maximizing Checklist and looking at what is going on in your life and what YOU needSelf-Compassion: Gina shares what's going on in her life and how she is managing the stressLooking at what may be causing scale fluctuationsGetting to a place where you don't need to get on the scale you just knowFuture: A third group/space to focus on living your best life with The Livy Method CommunityWhat are the things that Gina is working on to Level up the Maintenance GroupLife should be about learning Self-love and living your best lifeThe give and takes in life and conversations for the future and the 3rd group.

    To learn more about The Livy Method, visit www.ginalivy.com.


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  • Gina Livy's Facebook Lives from The Livy Method Spring/Summer 2024 Support Group hosted on Facebook. This is a recording of the Day 36, 9 AM live. You can find the full video hosted at:


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/livymethodspringsummer2024


    Topics covered:

    You can’t mess this up as long as you keep showing up!Week 5 Guidelines: Maximizing and Eating To Satisfaction - portions continue to be what they feel like and not what they look likeDetails on our BIG "F"ING SALE – One Day Only!The 4 Stages of Finally & Forever - moving onto maintenanceSupporting your Body in Detox - keep that scale moving!Downsizing One Last Time - another opportunity coming next weekNavigating the Facebook Support Group – how to access the daily livesThe importance of understanding your hunger signals and cues - what does satisfaction feel like for you?Understanding the why behind your scale bouncing up and downBe proud for being here, reflect on what you have accomplished and look for areas you can maximizeRewiring and reconnecting with your body, your body is on your side!Maintaining and sustaining your weightNormalizing life smacking us in the face and showing up as best you canGina and her entire team are here for you and want you to reach your Finally & Forever weight loss goalsHormones, stress and sleep – the connection between the three, stay tuned for upcoming conversationsThe Messy Middle - learning what you’ve been through and what you need to do to reach your goalsNavigating bowel movement changes – supplements that can helpSecondary Supplements – what to take, benefits - stay tuned for upcoming conversations!Start noticing your non-scale victories!The Maintenance & Mindfulness Group - Is there an advantage to signing up before you have reached your goal weight?The Set Point Theory - why carrying excess fat is not healthy for you, the importance behind plateausCelebrate being here this week. If you stepped away, just keep coming back!

    To learn more about the Livy Method, visit www.ginalivy.com.


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  • Gina Livy's Facebook Lives from The Livy Method Spring/Summer 2024 Support Group hosted on Facebook. This is a recording of the Day 33, 9 AM live. You can find the full video hosted at:


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/livymethodspringsummer2024


    Topics covered:

    Downsizing week - embracing hunger and recognizing how well you’re nourishing your bodyEating at night - eating nutrient-rich foods during the day to avoid eating after dinnerSelf-sabotage - when old habits sneak back in Announcement! - Big “F”ing sale! Fall Group $60 this Monday, May 27th, for 24 hours only. Tell your family, tell your friends! Scale not moving - falling into old habits when frustration arisesLong weekends - what does Downsizing look like on a long weekend?Sweet treats - rewiring what we need and wantFood waste - digging into issues and associations during Downsizing weekDealing with stress - the importance of focusing on supporting your nervous system Self-compassion - Dr. Beverely will be chatting self-compassion with us, be sure to listen! Detox - how to recognize the signs and symptomsSprouted Love - Michelle Feifer will be joining us to share her journey and some yummy recipes! Downsizing Week - the awareness that comes out of this weekExciting things coming! - a Livy Method recipe book and journal are on the roadmap!Eating to satisfaction - strengthening the mind-body connection Bloodwork - the importance of knowing your baselineThe origins of The Livy Method - where it started, how it’s evolved and how it will impact obesity ratesIndulging - working at making intentional choicesShift work - how it affects the scale and your weight loss journeyLong weekends and celebratory days - how to navigate and still feel the way you want to

    To learn more about the Livy Method, visit www.ginalivy.com.


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  • Gina Livy's Facebook Lives from The Livy Method Spring/Summer 2024 Support Group hosted on Facebook. This is a recording of the Day 32, 9 AM live. You can find the full video hosted at:


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/livymethodspringsummer2024


    Topics covered:

    The features and benefits of using The Livy Method App Understanding your history of dieting to be able to move forwardThe Diet Industry and how it is evolvingGina shares a bit about her history with dieting and the diet industryHow The Livy Method came about, has evolved, and the role of sleep and stressLooking at your diet history back to your childhood, how did you get to where you are today?The work you need to do to keep moving forward. Can you overdue downsizing? Understanding hunger cues and cravingsDownsizing and continuing to use those 4 questionsGetting to know yourself and recognizing what you needThe Livy Method is a means to create the life you wantReminder: Early bird 24-hour sale $60 - May 27thFood waste issues: Are you treating your body like a garbage can?Eating out, travelling and continuing to prioritize yourselfTreating The Livy Method as a course Navigating food pushers and those who use food as a love languageSelf-sabotage: Are you trying to do all the things within your capacity?Perfection is the fail-safe excuse of the diet industry Personalizing this process; Making the program work for your individual needsCalming the body so it can focus on fat loss, your body loves routineWants versus needs: You do not need to control yourself or moderate anything!Normalizing not having to have the treatWhat you are eating does not dictate the fun you are having

    To learn more about the Livy Method, visit www.ginalivy.com.


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  • Gina Livy's Facebook Live from the Maintenance & Mindfulness group hosted on Facebook. This is the live recording of Weigh In Wednesday from May 22, 2024.


    You can find the full video hosted at:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ginalivymaintenanceandmindfulness


    Topics covered:

    Is it true you can have too much of a good thing?Are superfoods really super or just trendy buzzwords?A major food manufacturer is marketing prepackaged food (pizza & sandwiches) to those taking weight loss drugs to help fill the nutritional gap.

    To learn more about The Livy Method, visit www.ginalivy.com.


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  • Join Gina and Program Manager Kim as they answer your questions and break down the tweak that we see in The Program this week. This is the live recording from May 22, 2024.


    You can find the full video hosted at:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/livymethodspringsummer2024


    Topics covered:

    Coming off the long weekend - how is everyone feeling?Feelings & Associations - what’s coming up in Downsizing week for you?  Dr. Deena Kara Shaffer dug into the feels of this week today - be sure to check it out!Portion sizes - we’re working on getting even more in tune with satisfaction this week Bonus snacks in Downsizing week - should we add them or not?Using the 4 Steps of Mindful Eating - utilizing these questions to address satisfactionToken bites - the importance of having a few bites even when not feeling hungryFood waste issues - addressing the feels Downsizing week can bring upLooking ahead at next week’s Tweak - Maximizing and Eating to SatisfactionBMI and fat percentage scales - what are appropriate tools for weight loss?

    To learn more about the Livy Method, visit www.ginalivy.com.


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  • Gina chats with best-selling author and learning expert Dr. Deena Kara Shaffer about changing your perspective, prioritizing yourself, and learning to make change.


    You can find the full video hosted at:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/livymethodspringsummer2024


    Topics covered:

    Introducing Dr. Deena Kara ShafferWhere do we start when we talk about change? Gina discusses why the tweaks are so important Getting ready to make change, and building on to your houseSmall change can bring up big feelsLooking back at what food has been for youInviting therapeutic support Perseverance: How do you keep going? You are your own expert, uncovering what works for you. Is this tweak getting your attention?Honouring your big feels and continuing to move forwardWhat is in your repertoire to access more capacity?Are you feeling stuck and impatient, remember those tools you have in your toolboxHow are you taking care of yourself when life throws you a curveball?Sabotage and retreating to past patterns and behavioursGaining awareness and forgiving yourself for what got you through tough situations  Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda; Perspective and recognizing nothing is permanent. Going to the places we know when things are in fluxLearning to combine the challenges of life with healthfulness Recognizing that the changes are adding up and you are doing ok.What are your tells of not doing ok?Where to find Dr. Deena Kara Shaffer

    @awakenedlearning

    www.awakenedlearning.ca


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  • This is the live recording of the Spill the Tea session with Gina and Special Guest Katharina Carnegie.


    You can find the full video hosted at:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/livymethodspringsummer2024


    Topics covered:

    Introducing Katharina CarnegieKatharina’s story - her successes and challenges and what made it different this timeLooking beyond the scale - medications changed, associations addressed, etc Maintaining weight loss - is she feeling prepared?How did you get here? - Getting real about self-loveSelf-sabotage - Katharina’s tipsOther people’s reactions - the spectrum of things people sayCommunity - the importance of the support of like-minded peopleKatharina’s non-scale victories & changing WhyKatharina’s biggest challenges with The ProgramDownsizing - Katharina’s words of wisdom Final Words - what Katharina wants you to know about The ProgramNext steps - how Katharina plans to transition into Maintenance

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  • Gina Livy's Facebook Lives from The Livy Method Spring/Summer 2024 Support Group hosted on Facebook. This is a recording of the Day 30, 9 AM live. You can find the full video hosted at:


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/livymethodspringsummer2024


    Topics covered:

    The goal this week - understanding DownsizingShout out to Joanna Hunt - collectively sending love and well wishesDownsizing week - looking at the issues and associations that come with this tweakCelebratory weekends - reflect on your choices and how they have you feeling Back on Track - understanding how to get right back at itMaximizing - getting refocusedWalking - helps with digestion and stress managementVacations - you can follow along as best you can or, pick back up when you returnAnnouncement - Big “F”ing sale! $60 May 27th for 24 hoursHealthy weight loss - it looks differentWeight up - understanding scale fluctuationsThe psychology of weight loss - Dr. Beverely will be joining us to discussChoices - learning to make choices that fall in line with your goalsCaregivers - the importance of prioritizing your own health Fall Group - Sept 9th - Dec 8th, Big “F”ing Sale May 27th 

    To learn more about the Livy Method, visit www.ginalivy.com.


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  • Gina Livy's Facebook Lives from The Livy Method Spring/Summer 2024 Support Group hosted on Facebook. This is a recording of the Day 26, 9 AM live. You can find the full video hosted at:


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/livymethodspringsummer2024


    Topics covered:

    Enjoying the summer and still staying focused on your goalsMoving your body in the morning to get goingWater Retention; The role of sodium and climateMake a plan going into the long weekendSkipping meals and how it will impact your weight loss journeyPrioritizing yourself to be consistent and create routinesCraving salt; What is your body asking for?Reframing what indulging is to youGina shares how she still utilizes the tools she teaches with The Livy Method Gina discusses her natural fluctuations on the scaleWeight Loss versus Fat Loss; and how your body can change What does living the Livy Way look like?Spoiler Alert: Fall 2024 1-Day sale coming soon - $60Making choices that make you feel goodGoal Weight: How do you know when you are done losing? Unpacking all that comes along with losing your weightTips for downsizing next week

    To learn more about the Livy Method, visit www.ginalivy.com.


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  • In this episode, Gina chats with Alanna McGinn, Sleep Expert and founder of Good Night Sleep Site. Along with her trusted team, Alanna has successfully helped thousands of families overcome their sleep challenges and establish healthy nighttime habits so they can get the sleep they need. Gina and Alanna discuss good sleep habits, sleep tips, why sleep is important and how to get better quality sleep in your daily life.


    You can find the full video hosted at:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/livymethodspringsummer2024


    Topics covered:

    Welcome Alanna McGinn to discuss what you can do to improve your sleep What is happening in society with sleep?Stress & Sleep: how are the two connected?It's ok to not sleep well short-term. Quantity and quality: What does a good night's sleep look like?Alarm clocks: should you press the snooze button?The stages of sleep and your bedtimeSleep deprivation and Insomnia: Acute versus chronicSleep Apnea, restless legs and medicationTech in the bedroomSleep Hygiene and the steps you can take to sleep well.Temperature at night: pyjamas and how to help your body regulate Moving your body and filling your drive for sleep Falling asleep: what is normal?Are you a morning lark or a night owl?How much time does it take to change your sleep habits?Naps & Shift workersMelatonin, magnesium, and CBD as sleep aidsProducts and tech to help you sleep betterWhat is more important, your morning or bedtime routine?Taking a PERSONAL PAUSE throughout the dayWhere to find Alanna McGinn

    Goodnightsleepsite.com 

    @GNsleepsite

    @alanna.mcginn


    To learn more about The Livy Method, visit www.ginalivy.com.


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