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Lifelong Learning

What Putting Together an IKEA Chair Can Do for Your Brain

What does Lifelong Learning mean to you? Do you think of taking formal classes in person or online? Maybe you think of traveling and learning new customs and languages. What if I told you that every single day you are learning something, and when you get intentional about it, it expands and preserves your ability […]

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Let’s Simplify! The 50+ Downsizing Plan … Book of Memories

You’re over 50 so I know you’ve collected a few things in your life. You might be like my friend who has saved ticket stubs and playbills from every concert and performance she’s attended, you might have saved every dog collar or your children’s toys, or you might be like me and have some of […]

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Here’s to Women over 50!

Introducing you to my blog’s new focus on the maturing woman, the woman in transition: A new empty nester, a widow, a divorcee, being downsized, or flat-out fired or none of the above. Maybe you’re just looking for a reboot and you don’t even know why … Welcome! What is it that happens to us […]

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Health Classes #1 — Sugar, Cravings & Emotional Eating

The best laid plans are often waylaid ​by a seemingly uncontrollable craving for something sweet or salty. Typically we meet these cravings with junk food: ​ice cream, candy bars, cookies and cake for the sweet tooth, quickly followed up by chips or French fries ​for the salty fix. This interactive presentation gives attendees tools that teach them how […]

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Shred 10 … Detox from What?

I get asked, “Why detox? What am I detoxing from? Doesn’t my liver handle that?” Let me answer these, and probably more questions you might have about this Shred 10 I keep talking about. First, the 10 Day Shred … it isn’t about losing ten pounds, although you will probably lose some weight if you […]

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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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