My Top 5 Tips to Avoid the Flu

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The flu is NO fun. Those achy pains, sore throat, runny nose, congestion, fever, vomiting—the flu runs a wide gamut of uncomfortable symptoms. Because flu season affects millions of people and the virus is highly contagious, I wanted to share some important, timely tips to protecting your health this season.    Wash your hands—and wash… Read more »

IF: What’s the Buzz About?

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Someone brings up intermittent fasting at a party or event, and you start searching for something to contribute to the conversation. You’ve heard of it, you might have even tried it, but do you really understand it? Is it for weight loss? Is it for health benefits? Do you have to do it every day?… Read more »

Move Over, Kale, It’s Time For New Faves!

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Don’t worry: You can still enjoy those green smoothies—but isn’t it time for some new foods to try? I’ve been seeing certain foods mentioned in articles, and I became curious about them. Yet I felt unsure about whether or not, or even how, I should experience each. Does that happen to you?   I compiled my… Read more »

SOS for Allergies

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According to the calendar, we’re more than halfway through spring. But ask anyone who suffers from seasonal allergies, and you’ll hear that the prime period of ah-CHOO! is far from over. Nature, and our bodies’ responses to it, just won’t follow a manmade schedule. Fortunately, if you’re self-aware and purposeful in your self-care, you can… Read more »

Does Your LIFE Spark Joy?

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Ever since Marie Kondo published her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I’ve been a fan. The promise of a gentle plan to organize and streamline possessions and clutter—to get that dream closet that looks like an ad in a magazine—was irresistible. Better yet, the concept at the root of Kondo’s philosophy resonated with… Read more »

It’s OK to be a Pig!

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…In fact, in 2019, Pig is a very special thing to be. That’s because in Chinese tradition, every year is represented by one of twelve animals. The year itself, as well as the people born in that year, are believed to share the characteristics of that year’s representative creature. Were you born in 1923, 1935,… Read more »

What’s NOT on MY Resolution List This Year!

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It’s January, the beginning of a new year, and I’m feeling a kind of liberation. Is the source of my release a new declaration? Does it come from deciding to be more organized or take more time for vacations? Nope! My sense of freedom comes from ditching the weight-loss diet mentality once and for all,… Read more »

5 Sneaky Self-Talk Habits to Ditch in 2019

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In December, we all seem to think we receive an imaginary “report card” grading our accomplishments for the past year. Did you finally get that promotion that you’ve been hoping for? Did you lose the 20 pounds you swore you’d take off by last spring? Did you start that exercise program you promised yourself last… Read more »