Stop! Avoid these 5 Holiday Traps

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Are you thinking that the last few weeks of the year must, inevitably, be the most exhausting and energy draining on the calendar? (I sometimes feel that way.) What often sets December apart are all the holiday details. Shopping for gifts, party commitments, visiting loved ones, and special activities of all kinds can seem like… Read more »

Sorry, it slipped my mind ….

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We all have heard stories of the ravages of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease affecting loved ones—or even witnessed that tragic decline firsthand in a close friend or relative. It’s heartbreaking. And for those who have lost someone dear to one of these debilitating conditions, witnessing the effects also can be frightening. It’s just human nature… Read more »

Happy New YOU: Seize Your New Beginning This Fall

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Fall is upon us. During nature’s transitional period, feeling a certain pull within our lives to change is common as well. September’s delayed sunrises and advanced sunsets can spark a sense of urgency, a reminder that time is passing whether or not we’re on board. Why not seize that invitation? What is that thing you’ve… Read more »

Sorry I’m Late, But…

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I’m so sorry, really. I just got stuck (in traffic, with the kids, with a call… Fill in your own mostly real excuse). Sound all too familiar? Do you have a friend or family member who can’t seem to show up at the appointed place at the confirmed time—or perhaps is it YOU who’s frequently… Read more »

Arugula Salad With Strawberries & Walnuts

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Hmm, how to get more of those missing omega-3s into the diet? Pair a lovely grilled salmon or mackerel with this fresh, pleasing salad, and you get not only healthy fats but a helping of fiber and vitamins, too. I like to take full advantage of summer strawberries by eating them raw and adding them… Read more »

Confused About Fat? Here’s the Skinny

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“Saturated,” “medium-chain fatty acid,” “healthy versus unhealthy”—the list of terms attached to the fats in our food is extensive. So is the discussion. You might see a new report showing that a certain type of fat is good for you, followed closely by a different report insisting that same fat is dangerous. Confusing! It’s not… Read more »

Quiz: Discover New (Actually, Ancient!) Secrets to Your Personality

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Ready to discover keys to your unique personality—what makes you tick? Hold on to your hat, because the surprise comes from Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is 5,000 years old. Having worked as a licensed, nationally board-certified acupuncturist for the last 20 years, I thoroughly enjoy incorporating time-tested, respected principles of Chinese Medicine into my daily… Read more »

Way to Glow! 5 Tips for Fabulous Summer Skin

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It’s summer and you know what that means. I hope you have plans to dig in and enjoy some adventures in the out-of-doors during this inviting season! Exposure to sun and wind, though, can be rough on the skin—and that’s no joke. The skin is your body’s largest organ, acting as a physical barrier between… Read more »