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What’s Your Personality Type?

There are many personality types that have been identified over time. But these personality types can generally be grouped into 4 main categories. The 4 classifications identified are: the optimist, the pessimist, the trusting person, or the envious person. Which one are you? Are you optimistic...

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Suggestions for Weight Maintenance After Weight Loss

Congratulations! You’ve reached your goal with hard work. NOW what? Maintenance. Hard work which requires effort and commitment. It is NOT about diet, it’s about adopting and maintaining a healthy life style. So, how do we do that?

EAT SENSIBLY if severely restricting calories, you me...

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Seasonal Affective Disorder – Tis the Season

As many as 20% of people in the US suffer from S.A.D. Could you have it? This is the time of year when it sets in – days are shorter, meaning less sunlight and the mood takes a dip.

Here are some symptoms/signs that could mean you have S.A.D.:

Feelings of sadness and hopelessness, l...

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Stress: It DOESN’T Do a Body Good!

Stress. It can be our undoing even if we follow a healthy lifestyle – eating healthy foods and exercising. Stress causes an inflammatory response in the body, and chronic inflammation is responsible for many health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. The inflammat...

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Motivation A.W.O.L.? Some tips to re-kindle that missing mojo

Get in touch with your body. Do you ever find yourself just doing things on automatic pilot . . . doing things and not even being aware you’re doing them because you’re rushed? Slow down, take a walk, FEEL that physical activity. Be mindful.

Stop and figure out what you need, what your bod...

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How Do You Slow Down and Eat Mindfully in this Hurry-Up World

Life lived in the fast lane . . . not always good for us! When it’s time to eat our meals, it is important not to rush! How can you slow it down? Mindful eating starts with building an awareness of hunger. Mindfulness is awareness without criticism or judgment – deliberate awareness.

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GRRRrr! I Am So Angry!

I thought the title might capture your attention! No, I am not angry, but for sure, like everyone else, I have been in situations which do make me angry. You know . . . the person who cuts us off when we’re driving, an unkind comment made, being on HOLD for an eternity when you just want to get a...

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Grief and Grieving

Grieving is hard work. First of all, what causes grief?

Grieving is the result of a loss. It can be the loss of a loved one, the loss of a relationship, a change in your situation – such as a job loss or move, a new diagnosis of an illness . . . the list goes on. The point, people grieve f...

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Failure or Success?

We all have our plans to reach our goals. Reaching those goals requires a plan of action so we can take the steps to reach those goals. But . . . sometimes don’t quite turn out the way we envision them. Is this a failure? Or is it a lesson.

You set out on a path to reach a destination an...

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Weight Loss: Reasons it May Be Stalled or Not Happening

There are many reasons that weight loss stalls. Some of the most common ones that have been documented in articles include:

Weight loss is a slow process, which includes time the body needs to adjust to your new, healthy routine. If you go from couch potato to exercise guru, your body has t...

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