Healthy Living

Back to school time again

It’s back to school time again. This year I have a sophomore and a seventh grader and even I can’t believe I just wrote that. It seems like yesterday I was holding back tears as I put … Continue reading

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The Quest to Win by Losing

We started a “Biggest Loser” challenge at work. For the next 8 weeks, participants partner up, weigh in once a week and report the results to the organizer. Like the popular TV show, winners are determined based … Continue reading

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Tips on How to Stress Less at Thanksgiving

If the thought of putting on a Thanksgiving spread for your family makes your heart palpitate, you’re not alone. A few years ago, iVillage.com conducted a survey where the majority of respondents admitted they’re not thrilled about … Continue reading

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The Comfort of Hot Soup on a Cold Day

There’s nothing like the comfort of hot soup on a cold day, especially when you’re craving a satisfying meal. It’s easy to throw everything into a pot and let it simmer, making your home smell great in … Continue reading

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I wasn’t always a Scrooge. In fact, I have fond memories of Christmas as a young girl. Trekking out to find the perfect tree and decorating it while Christmas albums played in the background. Baking cookies. Poring … Continue reading

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Back to School: Off To a Great Start

About a month ago I wrote about the mixed feelings I get about the girls going back to school. Flash forward to today, into the second week, and my fears and doubts about the new year have, … Continue reading

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Back to School Supplies [Me with Melancholy]

School starts in a few weeks and we’re starting to get a twinge of back-to-school fever. For the kiddos, it’s the allure of new school supplies and backpacks and being reunited with their friends. The supply lists … Continue reading

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Getting a Grip on Chronic Working Mom Guilt

If you’re a working mother, chances are you suffer from Working Mom Guilt (WMG). This disorder appears the minute you even think about going back to work after having a baby and doesn’t really abate until your … Continue reading

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Getting Juiced About Juicing

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. Four words with negative connotations, to be sure. But it’s also the name of an inspiring documentary that’s been getting a lot of buzz. Released in 2010, the film follows Joe Cross … Continue reading

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Running Up That Hill

I registered for a half marathon that takes place in May. My intent was twofold: to eliminate some unhealthy habits and have some motivation to help in my efforts. I knew that if I formally registered (and … Continue reading

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