Diet is a 4 Letter Word

Diets don't work. Statistics prove it. Perhaps it's because people view diets as a means to an end, rather than a way to live. But what if we changed the way we thought about diets? What if we thought of a diet as a long term solution to gain health rather than a short term solution to lose…

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Just One Little Pill

My husband and I spend a significant amount of  time traveling, as all three children attend school out of state. Car rides and plane trips are great excuses for me to indulge in one of my guilty pleasures...reading. Better yet, these trips provide the perfect opportunity for me to enlighten my husband with my newly attained knowledge. He is ever…

My Food Journey

The honeymoon period lasted almost 13 years. In the beginning, I ate when I was hungry, and I ate what I was hungry for. Memories from my childhood, associated with food, make me smile; because once upon a time,  food was associated with happy times in my life and with people I loved. I still remember…

Healthy Kids

  A few weeks ago was Teacher Appreciation week; it was a week filled with a special lunch, a 10 minute chair massage, a student created "flower" bouquet, fresh cut flowers, gift cards, dark chocolate, chia seed bars, coconut water and an antioxidant nut mix...many of my favorite things, and I felt very appreciated! The best gift of the week,…

What I Believe

As trite as it sounds, I believe that everything happens for a reason, and this belief  is what has helped me make sense of the struggles I've experienced in my life. It's easier to get through the tough stuff when you realize time will crystalize the message that was given to you, and make the experience meaningful and…