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Staying the Course & Achieving Your Goals

I have read that it takes a minimum of 30 days to turn an activity into a habit. Knowing this, there is no better time than the present to reassess your 2013 resolutions. Or, if you are like me, I... Read More

Super Bowl

My son recently asked me how I was planning to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday when there is “so much junk.” (Not to mention the fact that I usually don't even watch football!) But, the way I view it, special occasions... Read More

Recipe: DIY Corn Chips & Black Bean Hummus Dip

Sometimes when I hear that something was made from-scratch, I get a headache. Maybe it’s because I’m still learning how to cook. It is intimidating to learn new skills while I’m just trying to keep up with family and work. But... Read More

Begin Within

I applaud everyone who wants to kick off a fitness plan. I know the easy part is to want to start a fitness program, but it is entirely different and even more difficult to begin and commit to one for... Read More

What You Need to Know to Make Resolutions Stick

New Year’s resolutions are born in the inspired space of our minds, occupied by all the things we wish we could be or do. They stem from an authentic desire for change and to better ourselves. Now, the bad news:... Read More

Making Time for Exercise

This time a year, folks everywhere are pushing forward with their New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier and exercise more. Truth be told, January is the month I find myself “amused” by a crowded gym full of new faces. While... Read More

The Valentine’s Day Dilemma

For me, Valentine’s Day is really just a tsunami of crazy. I have some serious reservations about any holiday represented by a cherubic looking baby with a sack of arrows. In fact, I spent a good share of the “terrible... Read More

Mirror, Mirror, Three Feet Tall

I spent the better part of my 20s not owning a full-length mirror. That’s not to say that I’ve always loved my body or that I’ve avoided what it really looks like. I just approach mirrors with the same attitude... Read More

Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

While the days are still short and the temps cold, I know it's time for the slow-roasted goodness of Roasted Butternut Squash Soup. The apples add sweetness, and the cayenne provides a touch of heat, while pureeing it in its... Read More

Recipe: Chicken Leek Noodle Soup

I simply love the comfort foods I make during the colder months. The soups, chili, and stews are all so delicious and heart healthy. I have many recipes for each, but as a rule, I always add more vegetables than... Read More