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 Neglecting Self-Care?

We must be the change we wish to see. ~Mahatma Gandhi Are you guilty of neglecting your personal self-care? If so, you are not alone. Recently I was completing my continuing education requirements for my upcoming license renewal in March. One of the courses I took, Setting Ethical Limits: For Caring and Competent Processionals really hit home for me. I recognized I was caring too much—at a great...

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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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Who Are You, Really?

You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself. ~Harvey S. Firestone  So often we walk through life with a mask on our authentic self. We pretend to be something we think someone wants us to be. But it leaves us feeling empty and fake. Perhaps you suffer from the imposter syndrome. You are not feeling real. This is a common problem with so many. A patient with severe brain...

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It’s Never Too Late!

     Daydreams are doable. The turn-on is not in scale, spectacle, or cost. It’s in the doing. Anything you haven’t done is an adventure. Wanting to is the principal requirement. If you can do and want to, don’t not. In short, while alive, live. ~Malcolm Forbes As long as you have breath in you, it’s not too late to become your best self. It’s not too late to live more penny-wise. And for sure...

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When Struggles Take Hold!

When you get to the end of your rope,tie a knot and hang on.~Franklin D. Roosevelt   It’s not unusual to get frustrated on your journey towards living a healthy lifestyle. In fact, it’s quite normal. Eating whole natural foods, forgoing the bombardment of sugary, salty, fatty foods is no easy quest given it’s flashed on television and store shelves, along with friends, family and restaurant...

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Why A Book On Aging?

Stir Up The Gift Of God, Which Is In You.~2 Timothy 1:6   Life would be much simpler if we were all born with a book that told us how to age gracefully, a book that answered our deepest internal fears and gave us the go-ahead that it’s okay to age, a book that delivered support when we needed it. But in the end, we must all write this book for ourselves and find our true path in life, as it...

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Healthy At EVERY Size?

The first wealth is health.~Ralph Waldo Emerson Health at every size (HAES) is not a new concept. In fact, it’s been around since the 1960s. I read about health at every size many years ago, thinking the concept was insane. How could we be healthy at any size? What does that mean?If a person is three hundred pounds or eighty-six pounds, they’re healthy? Let’s deep dive and analyze what this...

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