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When “healthy” becomes an addiction

Let me give you a picture of me 10 years ago. I am what most would describe as a health nut. I drink skim milk with my (sugar-free) shredded wheat. I eat couscous and chickpeas for lunch. On the weekends I bake big batches of granola. I dress my salads with only lemon and olive… Continue reading When “healthy” becomes an addiction

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A bad risotto shows me that I am better than I was before

One of the qualities I admire most in my young children is their ability to live life with the ultimate “que sera, sera” attitude. They wake up in the morning and their job is to just show up. Whatever we end up doing, they have fun. They don’t hold an ideal in their head of how… Continue reading A bad risotto shows me that I am better than I was before

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I Have A Sixth Sense…And So Do You!

Has anyone ever told you to just “listen to your body?” Maybe you were discussing with someone how many times you should be running a week, or maybe you were wondering if you’ve said yes to too many commitments, or maybe you were talking with someone about eating styles and food restrictions. In all of these… Continue reading I Have A Sixth Sense…And So Do You!

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Knowing What’s Good for You Isn’t Good Enough

Sometimes I act on autopilot. I feel like a pre-teen succumbing to peer pressure a lot of the time. Only doing things because I see others doing them. I need to start doing things that make me feel better, not worse. For example, I know a hot cup of tea does wonders for me for… Continue reading Knowing What’s Good for You Isn’t Good Enough

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When the Beast of Dullness Strikes, Turn To Beauty.

Sometimes we just need a taste of real beauty. I think it is very important to look for happiness in the small moments of our lives, like a good laugh with your spouse, a new word spoken by your child, a clothesline of clean laundry. But I’m also reminded of the power in experiencing something… Continue reading When the Beast of Dullness Strikes, Turn To Beauty.

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How I’m Training Myself to Salivate Just Like Pavlov’s Dogs

I use to work at a summer job with two girls who started a regular workout routine for themselves. They bought the new flashy sneakers and wore the layers of colorful tank tops. For the workout routine they would go for a long walk during their lunch break. And after every walk they would each… Continue reading How I’m Training Myself to Salivate Just Like Pavlov’s Dogs

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Sometimes Letting Go is the Next Step In Happiness

How far are you willing to go with your habits? This is a question I’ve had to ask myself lately. Creating new, good habits often leads to the need for letting go. Letting go of things that may not be bad in and of themselves, but things that may be holding you back from achieving… Continue reading Sometimes Letting Go is the Next Step In Happiness