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Change isn’t easy, but it’s worth it

Change isn’t easy, but it’s worth it

  As you read this today, I am driving my SUV down the east coast with my 3 cats in tow (meowing incessantly) and my son following me in his truck, moving to our new home in Florida.  I have been a mixed bag of emotions these last few months, ranging from sheer excitement and happiness about the new house and living in the Sunshine State to anxiety and sadness over leaving my beautiful home...

Sep 27, 2021 14 comments

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It’s a fact—carb addiction is real! (Here’s how to break free)

It’s a fact—carb addiction is real! (Here’s how to break free)

  I once worked with someone who absolutely could not say no to starchy carbs and sugars. She always had a box of some kind of chip or cracker in her desk at work. She used to sneak to the little store across the street from the office and buy cookies or candy after lunch. When we would have a birthday celebration for a co-worker, she would take a second piece of cake later in...

Sep 13, 2021 0 comments

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I have a secret to tell you

I have a secret to tell you

  I have a little secret to share with you. Today is my birthday, and not only that, this is my LAST birthday in the 50s. Gulp! And while knocking on the door of 60 may sound a little scary on the surface, I honestly feel great! I’m still running every week, doing full-contact karate sparring (fighting men), and enjoying a consistent high level of energy. Plus I recently got mistaken as my daughter’s sister...

Aug 30, 2021 29 comments

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A disturbing trend in our society today

A disturbing trend in our society today

  In addition to being the month in which yours truly was born, August is also National Wellness Month. And while that sounds very virtuous and positive, based on my observations, there isn’t a lot of “wellness” going on. The statistics are downright shocking:  Nearly 75 percent of us are overweight or obese, seven out of 10 of us take one or more prescription medications every day, over 70 percent have digestive problems and half...

Aug 16, 2021 8 comments

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You better do this—it’s a matter of life or death

You better do this—it’s a matter of life or death

  When I first meet with a client, I typically ask them what’s going on and what their health concerns are.  Then I ask questions. I normally start with, “How’s your diet?” which is usually followed by the client looking at the floor or saying, “Um, not that bad.” Okey-dokey. This is followed by what I’ve observed to be the most dreaded question of all—“”What do you do for exercise?” As you can probably surmise,...

Jun 14, 2021 5 comments

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Women’s Check-up Day—don’t make this mistake

Women’s Check-up Day—don’t make this mistake

  Today is National Women’s Check-up Day. Taking measures to make sure you don’t have any unknown health issues brewing, or to ensure that your health hasn’t worsened, is certainly a good idea. However, don’t make the mistake of thinking you’re free and clear just because your pap smear and mammogram are negative, or your blood work fell within the magic numbers and your doc gave you a thumbs up. Because even though you might...

May 10, 2021 6 comments

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