Your Chemicals Are Ready, Please Drive Around

You’re starving.   You’re running late.   You spy your favorite fast-casual restaurant en route to your next errand and before you can say, “I’ll have the #3 combo with extra tomato please”, you whip into the parking lot, jockey for position, and creep toward that...

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If You Harbor Body Hate and Body Love, Which Will You Feed?

Do you know the parable "The Tale of Two Wolves?" A grandfather is talking with his granddaughter. He tells her there are two wolves inside each of us which are always at war with each other. One of them is a good wolf, representing things like kindness, bravery and...

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What To Do When Emotions Hijack Your Eating Habits

Ok, so your breast cancer diagnosis has left you absolutely reeling.   The rush of emotions and feelings arriving fast on the heels of hearing “It is cancer.” can never be satisfactorily explained to anyone who’s not heard their own variation of those words. Breast...

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What To Do If You HATE To Exercise

 “I’d rather die in a burning building than exercise.” So said the aunt of one of my friends. A long time ago. The impact of that statement hit me full force; I’ve never forgotten it. Of course she didn’t REALLY mean “die in a burning building”; but she made her...

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Unusual But Achievable Party Habits

For a month that generally boasts the fewest days of the year, February is a big shot. Host to two widely celebrated events that nudge their way into public consciousness (and store shelves) in late December, February offers plenty of opportunity for hoopla. While...

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Just Do YOU!

“Just Do You”, a song released in 2013 and performed by India Arie is all about validating and being true to yourself, being your own champion; a dance-able injection of inspiration. Here’s a sample of the lyrics: I heard a voice that told me I'm essential How all my...

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Don’t Read This If You’re a Nighttime Eater!

Here it is. The blog post you’ve been clamoring for since October 2017. And I’m happy to deliver. In October 2017 my professional organization hosted their annual Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition (FNCE), where I attended...

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Why The “New Year, New You” Mantra Is Bullsh*t

New year, new you. As sure as the New York City’s Times Square ball drops, you can bet the commercials for health clubs, diet plans, and a plethora of exercise equipment you already own and rarely use will flood the airwaves and social media space at exactly midnight...

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Why You MUST Make This a December to Remember

  What is it about the holiday season that sends us into frenzied, wild abandonment of the tried and true habits that keep us sane, fit, limber, focused, grounded, nourished and strong (mentally AND physically) the remaining 11 months of the year? I honestly don’t...

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