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…

Disappointment and A Poem, But Not a Poem About Disappointment

Yesterday I missed running the Green Bay Cellcom 1/2 Marathon for the first time in many years. A stubborn knee "issue" forced me to halt my training 7 weeks ago, and I still have not been able to run without pain.  I even made a last ditch effort  to see if somehow, I had experienced a miraculous…

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,…