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Today is #10 of my 13 healthy living tips for 2013. Sleep is one of the foundations of good health, yet is so often denied. In fact, according to the CDC, 41 million working Americans are not getting the recommended amount of sleep. The number one cause of sleeplessness is stress. The many benefits of...
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Today is #7 of my 13 tips for a healthy 2013. Everyone knows there is power in the now, but it’s often hard to train yourself to slow down, relax and recognize that “now” has arrived. One of the best ways to train your mind to put on the brakes is meditation. Meditation is known...
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Today is #4 of my 13 tips for a healthy 2013. There’s tremendous value in writing things down, even if your memory is iron-clad. If you record what you eat, it really makes you stop and think about what you are putting in your body each day. If you’re tracking a strength building routine at...
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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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It’s no secret I’m a sports buff. Hence, I can’t miss the opportunity to join in the excitement of March Madness. The question is: Is the madness good or bad for your health? I’ll let you decide. Top 10 Reasons Why March Madness is Good for Your Health 1. It reduces stress in other aspects...
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Luke always gets a kick out of doing yoga with me. He makes me laugh when he tries to fit beneath me in the downward dog pose. And when he does a seated meditation or vinyasa, he calls it “peace.” The joke’s on me when he mimics my lack of flexibility, however. In fact, he’ll...
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When I ran my last marathon in Seattle, I forgot my Garmin. I was truly panicked as I rely on this device to track my pace – make sure I’m not going too fast or too slow to reach my goal. I’m realizing now, with a little break in the work schedule, a Garmin might...
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During the holiday season, it seems as though we are inundated with messages that resemble this: “Say no, no, no….” “Keep calories low!” “Eat less.” “Don’t stress.” “Cut it out.” “Make it a stout!” “Don’t indulge.” “Watch your bulge.” “Eat this, not that.” “Keep your tummy flat!” I could go on, but my waist size...
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I hope you enjoy Starting from Scratch, my second book, published each week online, one chapter at a time. Before the book’s final publication, I hope to sprinkle readers’ thoughts, opinions and advice throughout. After all, you each have helpful systems and solutions in the kitchen worth sharing. In addition, for each section, I’m food...
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After sharing Wednesday’s not-so-uplifting realities of getting pregnant in our 40s, I thought I’d complete my fashionably late mom series on a lighter note. For those of us who successfully conceived and gave birth later in life (or are considering doing so), here is my list of top afflictions facing “old moms.” 1. Mid-life Memory...
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