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Listen to this; give your brain a gift

Listen to this; give your brain a gift

The Gift My father’s birthday was two days ago, and I haven’t purchased his gift yet. (in my defense, he left town for a couple of days) Fortunately, I know the perfect gift for him.  In fact, he gave me the same gift, repeatedly, throughout my youth.  The gift was...

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Craving Something New

Craving Something New

Ahhh,,,,finally, the weather is warming up and local farmer's markets are popping up.  And, as the seasons change, our bodies begin craving something new. In the cooler weather of fall and winter, you might crave foods like stew and root vegetables; which are...

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Berry Delicious Vinaigrette for Sweet Salads

Berry Delicious Vinaigrette for Sweet Salads

Crowd Out Sweet Cravings I love to top my semi-sweet salads with fruity vinaigrette dressings.  You can create delicious salads using a rainbow of sweet veggies and fruits.  Some of my favorites are berries, pears, apples, mangos, carrots, roasted butternut squash,...

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Mmmm… chocolate

Mmmm… chocolate

Chocolate is the only ingredient that is its very own food group. Well not really—but it seems as if it should be. Powerfully comforting, creamy, delicious—many people eat chocolate at least several times a week. Which begs the question… Is Chocolate Good for You? The...

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The Serving Size Secret You Should Know

The Serving Size Secret You Should Know

Quick Quiz: How many portions are in a bag of snack-size whole grain crackers? Or a small bottle of locally-pressed juice? Or a lunchbox pack of granola bars?  A portion is a serving size. Hint: it’s not “one.” Often, the above products contain two or two-and-a-half...

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Balance is a Waste of Time

Balance is a Waste of Time

Balance is a sticky subject among many people.  We have careers, partners, children, family commitments, charity work, classes, hobbies, worship time—plus, big desires to improve our health.  How can one possibly balance so many things? I’m going to let you in on a...

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It’s Not a Trick.  You Must Try This!

It’s Not a Trick. You Must Try This!

No tricks from me today.  Only a delicious treat; made with bright orange goodness and interesting "brown stuff" to sweeten your day.   Why the "Orange Stuff" is Important (for you) I remember my mother telling me, "Eat your carrots; they're good for your eyes." But,...

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What’s Exercise Got to Do With It?

What’s Exercise Got to Do With It?

Are You Kidding Me? Exercise never popped into her mind.  She was struggling enough to manage her blood sugar levels with new eating habits and more pills. This women was smart, but she had no idea that the medications "needed" to control her blood sugar, blood...

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Today is Going to be an Amazing Day!

Today is Going to be an Amazing Day!

Life's Reality Perhaps your day isn't feeling so amazing, and you’re thinking: "Sure, Michele, whatever!  She doesn't understand what's happening in my life.” I get it, really! Two days ago, my plumber said that I need a new dishwasher (the heating element...

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