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Depression, anxiety and panic attacks are NOT a sign of weakness.






Depression, anxiety and panic attacks are NOT a sign of weakness. They are signs of having tried to remain strong for way too long. Did you know that 1 in 3 of us will go through this at some point in our lives? Show support that they are not alone.

“Anxiety is love's grea...

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How to avoid the lure of junk food

My sister is morbidly obese and she is also a Registered Dietitian. She teaches other people how to eat healthfully to improve their health yet she is slave to the junk food trap! Her house has bags of chips, boxes of cookies, and mounds of nutritionless snacks in every cupboard. Why?
She g...

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Miracles Are Happening

Read my today's blog about Miracles. No matter how far down the scale we go, we CAN benefit others with our experiences.

It is so easy to look at all the negatives.

Just for today, write down ten delights in your life.

When I look down on my life, I get a downer day.

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What Are Tomatillos Good For?

What Are Tomatillos Good For?



Tomatillos Nutrition Facts


It's ironic that even though the Aztecs probably used them as one of their staple crops, it may have been Spanish conquistadors who introduced tomatillos (which translates to "little tomatoes" in Spanish) to the New ...

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The secret of my sucess

When I decided it was time to make a change, I joined Sparkpeople. I also bought a fitbit, my husband saw I was having trouble staying motivated so we bought him one too so we could compete with each other for steps and weight loss. We keep each other motivated. However, recently his job has him in ...

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What Are Sweet Potatoes Good For?

What Are Sweet Potatoes Good For?

Sweet Potatoes Nutrition Facts


Cultivation of sweet potatoes, which are native to Peru, dates back to 750 BCE. Discovered by Columbus, sweet potatoes, often (wrongly) called yams, belong to the Convolvulaceae, or morning glory plant family. Yams (f...

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Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day to Feel Full and Eat Less

To help with my weight loss efforts I have been working to drink more water each day, and also to cut soda from my diet and replace it with water as my drink of choice.

Drinking 8 glasses of water each day helps me stay hydrated and avoid overeating. I have read articles about how people c...

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Summer Squash: best way to select, store, prepare and cook

Summer Squash: best way to select, store, prepare and cook

When purchasing summer squash, look for ones that are heavy for their size and have shiny, unblemished rinds. Additionally, the rinds should not be very hard since this indicates that the squash are over-mature and will have hard seed...

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50 miles to 50 km on 40th birthday

When I was approach my 50th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I read about this person that celebrate his birthday each year by running one mile for each year and he had his kids help him by running with him part of the way. So, I decided that I would c...

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Write Down Why you want to lose weight

I lost 32 pounds about 5 years ago and have kept most of it off. After many years of trying to lose weight and after spending a lot of money on special diet programs, I realized that the reason why I wouldn't keep the weight off was a lack of a long term commitment. So I decided to write myself a le...

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