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How many of you are guilty (like myself!) of racing to the store last week to buy a Powerball ticket in hopes of overcoming the one in a billion odds? How many conversations did you have with friends centered around the topic of, “If I win, I will spend the money on..…….?” I can count...
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Do holidays make you tense, anxious or even depressed? Do short days, gray weather and an obsession over gift-giving accentuate your already-over-the-top grumpiness? Start undressing your stress this Thanksgiving by trying a few of these simple steps. Then rinse and repeat a few more times during the upcoming weeks. Get up and run. Or do...
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This is the third post in a series of stepping into a healthier fall. Turning life upside down may result in short-term and short-lived gains, but baby steps, well executed, go a long way towards making you a happier, healthier person. When it comes to living a healthier lifestyle, stress may be the #1 problem getting...
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I have always said that healthy living shouldn’t require a major overhaul in your lifestyle. Even if you’re a bonafide couch potato, turning life upside down will likely result in short-term gains followed by a longer-term pain and frustration. Baby steps, not a huge leap forward, are more likely to result in healthy habits that...
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In my first book, Finding Life’s Secret Sauce, I advocate three criteria for healthy living – food, fitness and fun. After a 10-day vacation with my two boys, Rob and Luke, I was reminded of the importance of ‘fun’ in this equation. Without a break in the usual routine, we can find ourselves going through the...
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In my first book, Finding Life’s Secret Sauce, I advocate three criteria for healthy living – food, fitness and fun. After a 10-day vacation with my two boys, Rob and Luke, I was reminded of the importance of ‘fun’ in this equation. Without a break in the usual routine, we can find ourselves going through...
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Ever since I was a small child, I have excitedly watched the Olympics. This year was no exception and apparently I wasn’t alone. The 2012 London games set an all-time record with 219 million unique viewers, the most-watched event in TV history in aggregate. To commemorate, I thought I’d share my favorite moments (in no specific...
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Many days, I wonder if I have early-onset alzheimers. Quickly dismissing that thought, I then blame my forgetfulness on old age, taking care of an eight-year old in my forties, or pretty much anything else that might serve as a scapegoat. My mom was just visiting and brought me a story I wrote in the...
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The Top 10 Reasons the 2012 London Olympics are a welcome addition to our lives this summer. 1. We can get a two-week reprieve from all the needless discussion of presidential campaign minutia, as if anyone is listening anyway. 2. We are reminded of childhood heroes like Bruce Jenner and Nadia Comaneci. Too bad the...
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Occasionally, when I prepare dinner early and am seeking entertainment while doing so, I turn on the television to watch Dr. Oz — I am interested to know which health topics are top of mind among consumers. Perhaps it’s sheer chance, but it seems he is always talking about some food product, herb, supplement, procedure...
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