Do You Still Count Calories?

Why the attraction to carbs? It’s because carbs are low in calories, and often can be low in fat as well. So it seems this might be just the food to eat a lot of, and yet reduce weight. Not so true.  Soon after consumption the dieter wonders why they are so ravenous and about to eat the kitchen sink because they’re so hungry.

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Thanksgiving and Binge Eating

Holiday season for the food addict is like line after line of  cocaine, except it’s food. And with food on this festive foody kinda day it’s tough to abstain. Nobody would think to offer the recovered drug addict lines of cocaine, but little thought is given to the binge eater on this merry season. Heck, she/he should just “control” the food intake and eat in moderation. Sure!

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Are You a Halloween Candy Thief?

  If you don’t like the road you’re walking, pave another. ~Dolly Parton   I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. During my trick or treat years, in the early 60s, the city celebrated Halloween eve and Halloween night. Oh yeah! A dream come true for this little food addict...at least back then. And now...Halloween is one night and it's come and gone. Can you believe it? Where has the...

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Obesity in America

You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated. ~Maya Angelou Obesity continues to be a prevalent problem in the United States today. Because of the number of individuals affected, it is likely that most healthcare professionals will encounter patients in their practice who fight the battle of excess weight. Perhaps you are one of them. Centers for Disease Control and...

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The Benefits of Prayer and Meditation

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in flowers and clouds and stars. ~Martin Luther  An excerpt from Release Your Obsession with Your PHONE: Heal from the Inside Out, coming soon....Do you ever question if prayer and meditation really work? If so, you’re not alone. Many wonder if there’s value to such activities. Well, think about it, prayer and meditation are...

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Are you Obsessed with Social Media?

Whatever you are by nature,keep to it:Never desert your line of talent.Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.~Sydney Smith Here is a little sneak peek into my upcoming book: Release Your Obsession with Your PHONE: Heal from the Inside Out A question to ponder is what did nature intend for you? How do you keep to it if you don’t know what it is? We all have a talent, a gift that...

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Aging Gracefully

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. ~Sophia Loren   Many people fear aging, that it’s the end of happiness and fun activities. I say, aging is a mindset. WE can age gracefully if we believe we can. There was a time, especially...

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So You Want to be a Writer

In order to write about life  first you must live it. ~Ernest Hemingway So, You Want to be a Writer...Often I hear, “I want to write a book.” Or. someone will say, people always tell me I need to write a book because of this experience or tragedy or trauma. I listen and nod with familiarity, as I felt that desire, too. So many desperately want to tell their story, create an art piece, or build a...

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How to Release Your Creativity

You’ll be calm the day you learn to sit alone and do nothing. ~Maxime Lagace   Boosting Your Creativity We all can be creative. Yes, all of us. But what might be creative to one person may not be creative to another. Take me, for instance, I’m not a fashionista person. I like nice clothes but it’s not important to me to wear the latest fashion. In other words, I'm not a creative person when...

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Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Life is ten percent what happens to you And ninety percent how you respond to it. ~Charles Swindoll I joined a five-day ad challenge for writers a few weeks ago and learned not only about ads but about human behavior too. WE always want to arrive at our destination yesterday, skipping the trials and tribulation part. And of course, we can’t do that. To be successful, we sometimes need to plant...

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