Words Matter

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It’s been a while since I’ve written. Call it COVID-brain or whatever, but I’ve been more in a reflective mode these past few months than a writing mode. First and most importantly, I hope all of you and your loved ones are staying safe and well during this time. This pandemic truly tests us daily in mind, body and spirit. While our lives have certainly changed during the past 10 months, the one thing that hasn’t changed are the January ...

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Summertime!

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Summer to me is about lots of things that start with the letter “S”! In today’s post it was easy to select categories that have “significance” and that offer “savory accents” to our summer experiences.  Food is so much a part of what we all enjoy – food is “social” as it brings us together; the “seasonal” bounty offers us a huge range of produce we don’t see any other time of the year. Summer also means we get to ...

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Self-Nourishment during Covid

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Our days have certainly changed since my last post, haven’t they? We are living with such uncertainty. All around us though, us humans are stepping up and showing love and kindnesses in the most remarkable, creative ways! We see examples of them every day on Social Media, the news and in our own neighborhoods.

One of the greatest acts of love we’re all being asked to follow are  the staying-at-home directives. Challenging, yet it is the ultimate act in caring for ...

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The Art of Doing Nothing

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Could this period of “social distancing” actually be considered both physical AND mental health gifts during these challenging days and those ahead? While many of us are working from home in our attempts to ease the spread and the risks of contracting this nasty virus, I am going to be bold and present a few of the gifts in this period.

Consider reduced stress of transportation to and from a demanding work environment. Consider being able to squeeze in a 20-minute ...

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ABGs for my BFFs!

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Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. It’s simple. And it’s about remembering our Abundant Blessings, and being Grateful for all that is good in our lives. For many of you too, it’s about family, friends, food and connection.

 
 
 
 

Here are a few of my favorite quotes about thankfulness and blessings. I hope you enjoy these too!

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”
– Thornton Wilder

“As we ...

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Celebrating Five Years!

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Five years ago this month I started this blog. I thought I’d write a year’s worth of posts and see where it went. So here I am five years later with over a hundred posts and hundreds of loyal readers! Who knew? Five years ago, I was a 10-year breast cancer survivor. This year, I hit the 15-year milestone! I’m feeling so blessed!

I’ve tried to cover a variety of topics over the years, as healthy living encompasses so many facets ...

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These 6 Things: An Experiment

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It’s a glorious, beautiful day, people and the world are out there, and like so often, I had “chosen” to park in front of my computer screen. I often feel guilty for “giving” away my precious time. Do you? What if we could “choose” differently? Could I take trying to “be present” to another level?

I think I can speak for many of us when I say the world is moving fast and some days it’s just plain overwhelming, right? I ...

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Where to Begin?

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I can’t tell you how many times my readers tell me that they really want to live a more “non-toxic” lifestyle but they don’t know where to begin. They also express concerns about doing this in an affordable way. Believe me, I know. I started this journey 15 years ago. I admit it can be overwhelming, but I do have a few suggestions for making the transition easier!

I’d like to add that it’s important to give yourself a high five ...

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What Do You Value?

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What do you value? Is what you value shown in your daily choices? Are you expending the appropriate energy each day toward that which you value? I find myself continuing to ask myself these questions as part of journey in a spiritual class I took a number of years ago.

Do my choices and actions reflect my values, to myself, to others? As the days seem to go faster, I am becoming more acutely aware of time and my role in ...

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Emotional Eating – Who Me?

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Okay, so I think it’s probably fair to say 99% of us have put food in our mouths as a reaction to some emotion. We’ve all heard of the phrase “comfort” food, right? It helps us cope during times when we may be feeling depressed or out-of-touch with life. But then there are the times we eat when we’re celebrating too! I know I have justified eating the wrong foods and too much of them because “we’re celebrating!” SO many ...

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