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While my husband, Rob, was away this past weekend, Mom and son, Luke, played – lots of Uno, football and basketball. He got to sleep in my bed, and of course, he got to select some of his favorite meals to cook. (I’m freezing the leftovers to have next time). On the last evening, he...
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This weekend, my son, Luke, turned to me and said, “Mom, I wish I could invent a health-o-meter, a machine where you could input a DK Donut and something healthy would come out.” Though he might make millions if he could invent this sort of contraption, I’m not sure what a donut transformation might look...
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Health and wellness is more than fitness and nutrition. There are many psychological and emotional aspects of wellness that require the same discipline and hard work as running a marathon. Among these is the ability to produce and direct our own lives. My little boy Luke, who often displays the wisdom of an old man,...
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Have you ever noticed how small gestures can make a big difference? Or maybe it’s unexpected actions or words that trigger a domino effect of positiveness. I don’t believe these gestures are accidents, and in fact, they can shape us in ways that have a lasting impact. I was reminded of this phenomenon when I read...
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How many of you saw Never Say Never, Justin Bieber’s hit 3-D movie? Come on…admit it! Though I begrudgingly took my seven year old Luke to see it several months ago, I was the one who walked out of the theatre skipping to the “Baby Baby” beat. As a parent, it’s hard not to look...
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As my little one grows up, I’m learning that children go through stages just as quickly as the wind changes direction on a cool, fall day. His latest stage includes unexpected and instantaneous meltdowns, many of which occur at bedtime. No matter how early or late we eat dinner, how many games we play or...
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Is it an oxymoron to include “exercise” and “fun” in the same sentence? I’ve had a blast this winter watching my little Luke develop a love for snow skiing, all while he speeds down the mountain and seeks the nearest bump to jump! (Warning: You may get dizzy while watching first part of this video)....
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Super Bowls are one of the most significant cultural events in the U.S., with over 100 million viewers. And with Super Bowl XLV in the play books, I thought it appropriate to recall a few of the day’s highlights. Here are my five faves: Very Favorite Green Bay won. Though I am not professional football...
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What makes you feel good? To help guide and happy and healthy 2011, I am recommending that you make a top ten list of things that make you feel good – really good. By a simple awareness of those things that make you feel great, you will be more likely to make time for these activities,...
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In preparation for the new year, I recommend making a top ten list (or twenty if there’s more). That’s right… Make a list of things that make you feel good. Things that make you feel good, happy. And I’ll start. Music. Not sure where it falls on my list, but music has always been an important...
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