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Sneaky ways to add exercise to daily activities

Sneaky ways to add exercise to daily activities

  “I really want to exercise but I just don’t have the time!” Ever said this excuse out loud? Uh-huh…that makes two of us. Truth is, we all have time to exercise – some of us just don’t make it a priority. The good (or bad) news […]

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Life is a Long Time

Life is a Long Time

One of the wisest things anyone has ever told me is, “life is a long time”. Crazy, I know! I’d always gone by the mantras “life is short”, “seize the day” or “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” But the truth is that for many of us, life […]

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Scientists discover one of the most powerful ways to boost happiness…

Scientists discover one of the most powerful ways to boost happiness…

No matter where you are in your life right now, whether you’re fussing over your wrinkles and bulges, whether you feel utterly exhausted and burned out, or whether you’re just feeling uninspired and stuck…there’s an instant way to boost your happiness and it’s probably much cheaper and […]

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10 Tips to Cultivate Joy

10 Tips to Cultivate Joy

To cultivate joy…   Look for opportunities to be grateful each day – even about the most trivial things, like three green traffic lights in a row.  (For extra credit, start a daily gratitude journal.)   Say “I love you” to those you care about as often […]

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5 Ways to Help Fend Off the Flu

5 Ways to Help Fend Off the Flu

It’s flu season in my neck of the woods and boy has it hit with a vengeance! People all around me have been coughing, sneezing, suffering from fevers and chills – and almost everyone I know who’s been sick got the flu shot (not that I’m saying […]

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2014…Not Quite The Start I Was Expecting

How has the first full week of the new year been for you? If it hasn’t been quite as you’d expected or hoped – join the club. At almost 33 weeks pregnant, I was looking forward to the free hospital tour I’ve booked next week.  What I […]

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Achieve Your Goals in 2014

Achieve Your Goals in 2014

It’s January 1st, 2014!  A brand new year lies ahead filled with hope and opportunity, ripe for the picking.  It’s no wonder so many of us are inspired to set New Year’s resolutions.  By now, millions of optimists have snuffed out their last cigarette (this time, it’s […]

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Gluten-free, black bean brownies…for real!

Gluten-free, black bean brownies…for real!

After last week’s post filled with creative and healthy ingredient substitutions, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a can of black beans to make these gluten-free, protein and fiber rich brownies.  I know what you’re thinking…”black beans in brownies – YUCK!” That was my reaction […]

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Ingredient Substitutions for Healthy Holiday Cooking

Ingredient Substitutions for Healthy Holiday Cooking

All around the world, holiday baking and cooking is about to get into full swing!  Whether you’ve been entrusted with preparing an entire feast or only a side dish or two, I have healthy ingredient substitutions that can help you cut back on fat, sugar, refined carbohydrates […]

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Healthy holiday gifts for everyone

Healthy holiday gifts for everyone

Need ideas for healthy holiday gifts? You’re in luck!  Here’s a list of items and gadgets that are healthy, fun and perfect for people and budgets of all kinds. Have questions about these items or other bright ideas you’d like to share? Please post in the comments! […]

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