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Why We Must Adapt in Order to Maintain Our Goals

Ever set a goal to work out every day only to have to nix two days because it’s raining?  Decided to start skipping the sugar in your morning joe, but received the wrong order at pickup?  Sometimes things do not go the way we planned them.  Shocker, I know.  We may not be able to… Continue reading Why We Must Adapt in Order to Maintain Our Goals

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3 Tips to Make Habits Stick Once and For All

We’ve all been there: the lightbulb moment when we decide to make a fresh start.  Birthdays, new year new me, pretty much every Monday.  Year after year people set out to change something about their life for the better.  Whether it is to cut out the sugar in their coffee, try out new recipes, or… Continue reading 3 Tips to Make Habits Stick Once and For All

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4 Goal-Setting Tips to Help in the New Year

Do you feel like you try to do better, but you just don’t see improvements? You wake up every day saying you want to make a change, but you do not see results like you would like? Chances are you do not lack the desire to make changes, but rather your goal-making strategies need some… Continue reading 4 Goal-Setting Tips to Help in the New Year

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Three Steps to Nourishing Your Body (and Spirit) at the Dinner Table

For a lot of people in the US, the last few weeks of the year are a time to celebrate secular and religious holidays.  The upcoming weeks may be filled with food, stress, joy, and even some sadness.   As we get busy celebrating the holidays, it can become easy to neglect our health while trying… Continue reading Three Steps to Nourishing Your Body (and Spirit) at the Dinner Table

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Five Ways to Realistically Handle Thanksgiving

Fall is among us.  The days are getting shorter, the weather is cooling down, pumpkin spice is everywhere, and in the US the holiday season has arrived.  Sure this year will look a little different, but the emotions surrounding the holidays will still happen.  The happiness, the joy, the anxiety, the stress, the mixed-feelings of… Continue reading Five Ways to Realistically Handle Thanksgiving

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5 Ways to Disconnect Food from Emotions

Emotional eating is a thing.  We tend to connect our thoughts to the memories food has created: pizza after soccer practice, ice cream for a job well done, cake to celebrate a milestone.  It’s not unusual to want to be transported back to a happy time in our lives, especially when things are going wrong. … Continue reading 5 Ways to Disconnect Food from Emotions

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Zoodles in Spicy Pumpkin Sauce

Pumpkin gets its fair share come fall.  We see it in pies, breads, as pastry fillings, even in beverages.  Its mild flavor lends itself well to most dishes from sweet to savory, and it plays well with a variety of herbs and spices. Pretty much all types of squash are great options as a nutrient-dense… Continue reading Zoodles in Spicy Pumpkin Sauce

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Why It’s Okay to Not be Okay

We’ve all heard it before: it’s okay to not be okay. It is acceptable to embrace a situation when it doesn’t go as planned. We do not have to “toughen up” or “put on a face” to cover how we really feel. Not being fine: stumbling, hurting, crying; is acceptable and nothing to be ashamed… Continue reading Why It’s Okay to Not be Okay

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How Word Choices Affect Our Habits: Get To vs. Have To

Words are powerful.  They hold value and strength.  Words make us move, shift, change our thinking, our logic, our way of life.  Choosing which words to use is critical.  They can carve a road to happiness or a path to discontentment.  Take for example the words “can’t” and “won’t”.  A research study was conducted on… Continue reading How Word Choices Affect Our Habits: Get To vs. Have To

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The Success of Failure: Four Ways to Turn a Negative Situation into a Positive Experience

It’s hard to talk about failure.  When we dream up things to do and goals to reach, rarely does we say “hey, I don’t really want to accomplish all this”. No one ever sets out to fail and yet, failure is par for the course: a diet that gets derailed; a workout that gets ignored; … Continue reading The Success of Failure: Four Ways to Turn a Negative Situation into a Positive Experience