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Judgement of the Jamboree

Wednesday, July 24, 2013      1 comments

This year, for the very first time, The Boy Scouts of the America have decided to bar obese scouts from their annual Jamboree. Itís the organizationís biggest event of the year, so the announcement prompted a lot of discussion in the media. Ag... Read more

Lettuce, Tomatoes, and Bananas, Oh My!

Monday, July 15, 2013      2 comments

Researchers in Sweden followed 71,706 adult individuals between the age of 45 and 83 over a 13-year period in an effort to determine the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables every day. They found that eating five servings of fruits and veget... Read more

Lettuce, Tomatoes, and Bananas, Oh My!

Monday, July 15, 2013      1 comments

Researchers in Sweden followed 71,706 adult individuals between the age of 45 and 83 over a 13-year period in an effort to determine the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables every day. They found that eating five servings of fruits and veget... Read more

Birthday Bash

Tuesday, June 18, 2013      5 comments

Friday was my birthday. And while Iíve enjoyed quite a few of them as the years have swept swiftly by, I, as always, enjoyed my special day. Iím a firm believer in that we should celebrate ourselves. And weíre never too old for birthdays. W... Read more

Dare to Dream

Tuesday, June 11, 2013      3 comments

From early childhood Iíve always been a creative person. Among many things I enjoyed, and still do, is singing and acting in plays. But one of my most favorite things was, and is, writing. I wrote my first play when I was in 4th grade. It ... Read more

Peanuts, Cracker Jacks... And A Whole Lot More!

Monday, June 03, 2013      1 comments

"Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the crowd, buy me someÖ Twinkies split down the middle, stuffed with a hot dog, and topped off with whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles with a cherry on topÖ It may be an edible heart attack, but I... Read more

Shop 'til You Drop

Monday, May 27, 2013      1 comments

I was recently quoted in an article on the health benefits of shopping. The article, in Medical Daily, is timely as it discusses this topic with regard to Memorial Day sales. So, hereís the article with the quote from yours truly: http://www.med... Read more

If You Get Milk, Get It Right

Tuesday, May 21, 2013      3 comments

Do you drink milk? If you do, raise your hand high and proud. Unless you have a disease state or condition that prohibits you from doing so, milk is good for us. I highly recommend it. But let me ask you another question. Which strength is... Read more

Less Than Zero

Friday, January 18, 2013      6 comments

I tuned in to the Golden Globes tonight and Iím sure that I was like so many of us who enjoy watching the Hollywood elite work the red carpet. I love to see what everyoneís wearing, how their hair is styled and what jewelry theyíre sporting. The... Read more

The Resolute Resolution

Friday, January 18, 2013      2 comments

The ball has dropped, the bells have rung and weíve found ourselves at the threshold of a brand spanking new year. It can be a giddy time, canít it? We can shed off the past and reinvent ourselves. Our brains go into overdrive; our ambitions tak... Read more

Holiday BeveragesÖHoly Calories!

Friday, January 18, 2013      0 comments

The holiday season, from Thanksgiving through New Yearís Day, is one that is often filled with food, food and more food. We all know that it can be a calorie minefield. There are parties, family meals, and the seemingly all-day dessert and high ... Read more

A Reader or a Writer, Which Would I Rather Be?

Friday, January 18, 2013      3 comments

A reader or writer, which would I rather be? What a question that is! I love both so much and to choose one or the other is difficult. Itís the perfect conundrum. As it turns out, Iíve been reading and writing for most of my life, since I w... Read more

The Challenge of Change

Friday, January 18, 2013      1 comments

Change can be hard. Many of us, including myself, go kicking and screaming into it. Itís just not always that easy to do. Why? Because weíre creatures of habit. We like we what we like and we want to do what we always do. But sometimes life gets... Read more

A Crash is Collision

Wednesday, December 19, 2012      3 comments

Iíve recently been asked about crash diets, an eating pattern that is very short-term, perhaps even just a few days, in order to lose a few pounds. A fad diet is also short-term, but for many is thought of differently than a crash diet. The real... Read more

A Crash is a Collision

Friday, December 07, 2012      4 comments

Iíve recently been asked about crash diets, an eating pattern that is very short-term, perhaps even just a few days, in order to lose a few pounds. A fad diet is also short-term, but for many is thought of differently than a crash diet. The ... Read more


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