The Downside of Acceptance

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Acceptance You’ve heard a lot of good things about acceptance. About how it can help bring peace, clarity, and less pain. How people who practice acceptance are happier, often more appreciative, and even sometimes healthier. I recently heard from a woman who spent time daily practicing accepting her whole self, even the cells in her […]

Your Low-Fat Baking Substitutes

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Wish you could trim some of the calories and fat from your favorite sweets? Make these substitutions when you bake. No one will know the difference — except maybe your waistline! Remember, taking in too many calories will result in weight gain. And, being overweight or obese puts you at a higher risk for cancer […]

How Repetition Can Kickstart a Habit

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‘Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.’ ~Napoleon Hill I sometime get accused, by readers who have been reading me for awhile, of repetition. I repeat concepts when it comes to habits, simplicity, mindfulness. Well, sure. My most basic principles are repeated often on this blog: start […]

Brave New Disney World

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A few weeks ago I had the good fortune to go on a deluxe Disney World vacation in Orlando, see the four major theme parks and stay at Old Key West Resort. It’s not surprising I had a magical time with great family memories of seeing my 11-year-old daughter soak and absorb it in. Like […]

Breaking Bad: 4 Ways to Snap Out of Negative Thinking

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1. Go outside. A little sunshine and vitamin D will go a long way. Getting out in nature draws us into the present moment no matter how hard we resist. It separates us from our stress and hits the “reset” button on our brains. Leave your iPod at home and just let yourself be with […]

A Revolution in Resolutions: 6 Steps to Calling Your Deepest Desires into Your Life.

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“Once you make a decision the whole world conspires to make it happen.” ~ Emerson The empty boxes are on the curb for recycling.  The vacuum cylinder is coated with sparkles and stray pine needles are strewed about the house. The Christmas commotion has settled and it’s perfect time to appreciate all we have, let […]

Coming Back to Self and Opening to Grace

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Do you ever think that life is totally bizarre? Are you ever curious as to why things happen and why you are faced with certain life experiences? I sure am! Life happens and we cause some situations while other situations we have no control over. I am truly beginning to understand that every situation in […]

Why I Prescribe Bioidentical Hormones

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After my blog post on PCOS, I received numerous questions regarding Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy. What is it? Why do it? Is it safe? I hope this can answer most of those questions. Bio-Identical hormone replacement (BHRT) therapy is a safe and effective treatment, when prescribed by an experienced physician. It’s simply a way to […]

Holiday Ugh? How To Survive And Thrive During The Holidays

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“If you think you are enlightened, go spend a week with your family.” ~ Ram Dass It’s that time of year again! While many of us can appreciate and enjoy the tradition and festive cheer, not all of the feelings that arise during this season are festive. What is it about the holidays that can […]

Garlic, The “Stinking Rose”

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“Garlic used as it should be used is the soul, the divine essence, of cookery. The cook who can employ it successfully will be found to possess the delicacy of perception, the accuracy of judgment, and the dexterity of hand which go to the formation of a great artist.” Mrs. W. G. Waters in ‘The […]