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Finding a New Baseline

Change is the only constant – it is inevitable really.  Yes, there are times when we see it coming, but then there are times when it smacks us upside the head (#2020).  Although change can be scary it can also serve as a time to reset for a new normal; a new baseline per se… Continue reading Finding a New Baseline

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Handling Change, Realistically

A lot of change is happening around us right now.  With that, a lot of uncertainty has appeared.   A cycle of confusion, rage, acceptance.  We may not have asked for it, but it is here and we can either go with it or try to fight it.  Either way, change is occurring before our very… Continue reading Handling Change, Realistically

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How to Deflate Self-Limiting Beliefs

Ever felt like a goal or dream was outside your reach because you lacked the talent or expertise to make it happen?  Maybe someone informed you, you were not capable of doing it or felt it was out of character for you to do it.  This can happen frequently.  There’s a goal or a dream… Continue reading How to Deflate Self-Limiting Beliefs

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10 Things to Consider While Eating on a Budget

Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to resort to overly processed ingredients to eat on a budget.  Real food can be consumed, even when pockets are not overflowing with cash.  Eating meals that are tasty, full of nutrients, and affordable are not a pipe dream.  For some, it may take a new way… Continue reading 10 Things to Consider While Eating on a Budget

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Nutrient Spotlight: Vitamin A

There are two main sources of Vitamin A: animal sources (retinol) and plant sources (carotenoids).  It is the vitamin A in plants that give it a green hue to greens, and red or orange color to some vegetables (think sweet potatoes, carrots, apricots).   It is no surprise that a diet lacking whole foods is low… Continue reading Nutrient Spotlight: Vitamin A

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The Power of Walking

Walking.  It gets a bad rap.  The idea of early morning mall walkers seems to resonate with many when the concept of walking comes up.  Some call walking a cop out.  Others see it as a waste of gym time.  It may not be as physically demanding as running or as strenuous as biking, but… Continue reading The Power of Walking

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Tuning into Your Body’s Hunger Cues: How to Start Eating Intuitively

Have you ever wondered how our ancestors decided what to eat?  I’m not just talking about our primal ancestors, but three or four generations ago.  How did they choose what foods to consume?  Or when to have meals?  Well, they didn’t really.  They simply listened to their bodies and ate what was available.  The intuition… Continue reading Tuning into Your Body’s Hunger Cues: How to Start Eating Intuitively

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Three Techniques to Try Next Time You’re Stressed

Stress.  It affects us all. Those emerging deadlines, never ending to-do lists, sick loved ones, financial issues can contribute to stressful lives. Chronic stress can impact mental and physical wellbeing in a negative fashion, but luckily there are ways to counter emotional stress we unavoidably face.  While most people know to use relaxation techniques, such… Continue reading Three Techniques to Try Next Time You’re Stressed

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Embrace an Imperfect Life

I was raised to believe everything had to be perfect.  Less than was undesirable.  If I did not get 100% on a test, then I had nothing to brag about.  There was no victory in mediocracy, no fanfare in good enough.  That mentality continued for years.  Disappointment was the norm if a goal was not… Continue reading Embrace an Imperfect Life

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Bacon Burger Salad

I created this out of necessity. I normally do lettuce-wrapped burgers, but they can get messy. I mean burger juice running down your arm, pile of soggy napkins littered on the table, sauce on the cheek messy. So I improvised and turned it into a salad -- fries and all. And. I. Haven’t. Looked. Back.… Continue reading Bacon Burger Salad