10 Tips to Manage Mood Changes with Season Changes

10 Tips to Manage Mood Changes with Season Changes

Season is the Reason   Autumn officially arrives on September 22nd. And, with the change in season comes chillier temperatures, shorter days, and less light. Research suggests that cooler temperatures prompt the brain to insulate the body with calories, like a...
Dare to Be Self-Aware; Create Happiness

Dare to Be Self-Aware; Create Happiness

  The Pain of Becoming Self-Aware I sat quietly as Gina whimpered these words, “John said I make him feel inferior.  He claims I don’t listen, and I think I’m the only person with feelings and who can do things right.  He wants a divorce.  No matter how many times...
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...
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...
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,...
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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