Build a Stairway to a Healthy Lifestyle

Creating a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult. We make it challenging by delving into a multitude of changes all at once. Instead of beginning a new diet, adding in a regimented exercise program, instantly drinking half your weight in ounces of water and signing up for transcendental meditation, take a few days to […]

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Easy, Healthy Lunches for Busy Families

I taught a class this week on Smart Nutrition for Busy Families, and as I prepared for the class, I went through a multitude of websites looking for the best of the best. Here are just a few that I found. First of all, as a Juice Plus+ rep, I would be remiss if I […]

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Car Seats and Bicycle Helmets

Child safety is incredibly important. Statistics show that we have reduced childhood deaths from accidents through the use of car seats. Car seat use reduces the risk for death to infants (aged <1 year) by 71%; and to toddlers (aged 1–4 years) by 54% in passenger vehicles.1 Booster seat use reduces the risk for serious […]

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Healthy Connections July 2017

Health in the News with Nancy Oglesby Harvard School of Public Health’s Nutrition Action Newsletter reports that, “Improving diet quality over time linked with reduced risk of premature death”.The study shows the impact of making healthy changes over time, in this case twelve years. As many of you know, my book No Kale Required: Healthy Eating Ideas […]

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Affirmative!

Affirmations only work when you use them, when you step into the belief. In order to do that, you must answer any negative thoughts that arise as you read each affirmation. Begin by writing each negative on a separate sheet, and then create a response that debunks its truthfulness. For instance, the affirmation you’ve written […]

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Get to the Bottom of Cravings & Emotional Eating

Get to the bottom of your cravings and emotional eating with a few steps … Notice I didn’t say ‘simple steps.’ The key to discovering the reasons for your cravings is awareness. If you aren’t even aware that they’re happening until it’s too late, then you’ve missed that golden opportunity to uncover why they showed […]

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Pizza and Beer

Pizza and beer? Really? What in the world does that have to do with living a healthy and fit lifestyle? Wellness isn’t just about the food we eat or the exercises we do, it’s about joy and loving life, and if pizza is your favorite food, you will be stressed out and miserable when you […]

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An Open Apology To Dolly Parton 

A lovely read.

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Craving Something Unhealthy?

Well, I was too! I wasn’t craving the worst thing, Campbell’s Vegetarian Vegetable Soup, but there are things on the ingredient list that just don’t work for me. The corn is most likely GMO which is a controversial subject, but I choose to err on the side of caution and avoid it when possible. And […]

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Smoothie of the Week

I’ve started a couple of new things on my website. One is the Smoothie of the Week. If you’re looking for good ideas for tasty treats, this is the place to go, but make sure to copy down the recipe because when the next one goes up, the old one goes down. Visit late Monday […]

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