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When You Aren’t Sure What’s Next: My 2018 Journey

When You Aren’t Sure What’s Next: My 2018 Journey

“Every season is one of becoming, but not always one of blooming. Be gracious with your ever-evolving self.”— B. Oakman Ever-evolving is right! Change is part of the human condition but it’s not always what we expect. At a certain age, we anticipate that life will become

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Sleep: Will It Really Help with Weight Loss?

Sleep: Will It Really Help with Weight Loss?

Experts agree that getting enough sleep is as important to your health, well-being and your weight as diet and exercise. Sleep is like nutrition for the brain and most people need between 7 and 9 hours each night. Any less than that and your brain will react

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Your Gut: The Key to Your Health

Your Gut: The Key to Your Health

Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.” And while this may not be 100% true for every disease in every person, more and more research shows that our gut (digestive system) has a bigger role in many diseases – and even weight gain – than we

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Are you eating these foods for breakfast?

Are you eating these foods for breakfast?

Do you love your breakfast?  Do you have a short list of “go-to” recipes?  Do you need a bit of inspiration to start eating breakfast again? Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management, metabolism and weight loss.  This is because protein helps

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3 Tips to Stop Overeating at Meals

3 Tips to Stop Overeating at Meals

One of life’s joys is to share a meal with family and friends. It is one of my favorite ways to connect with my family. Both my husband, Kevin, and I come from families where gatherings involve delicious food, board games, card games, and a long, leisurely

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Coffee: Yes? No? Maybe?

Coffee: Yes? No? Maybe?

There are crazy, conflicting headlines about coffee. I’ve seen some that say coffee has wonderful health benefits and others (sometimes the same day!) that coffee should be avoided! Why the conflicting information? Well, it’s partially due to the fact that we don’t all react exactly the same

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What exactly is metabolism?

What exactly is metabolism?

This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days. You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight. But what exactly does this all mean Technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body.  It’s how you take

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Waist, BMI or Weight: Which Is Best For Evaluating Your Health?

Waist, BMI or Weight: Which Is Best For Evaluating Your Health?

Being overweight and having too much body fat might seem like the same thing, but this isn’t always the case. In fact, stepping on the scales to measure your wieght can be misleading. And BMI might not be very helpful either. Your waist measurement could be a

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Quick and Easy Self-care Tips for Busy Women

Quick and Easy Self-care Tips for Busy Women

For busy women, self-care can feel like an unaffordable luxury of both time and money. Self-care is often advertised as long weekends spent at the beach, a trip to the spa, or even hours spent on exercise. In reality, though, self-care can be anything (small or big)

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Staying in Your Power (Cancer and a Baby: My Healing Story)

Staying in Your Power (Cancer and a Baby: My Healing Story)

                Sometimes things happen in our lives – wonderful adventures, everyday occurrences, even tragic events – and we think we will remember every single detail of the experience. We think we will never forget the exact moment: the sights, sounds,

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