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Namaste

Namaste is a traditional Indian greeting and has many translations. The one that speaks to me is "The Divine in me greets the Divine in you." When I keep that in mind, I make an effort to say "namaste" either out loud or in my heart to all I meet. When I recognize our common connection, my worrie...

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Oatmeal in excess

I have found a wonderful recipe for oatmeal that gives me more volume for the same 1/2 of dry oatmeal. I add it to a cup of tea, 1/2 c. of skim milk and add cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom to taste. Takes a little longer to cook up, but makes a very satisfying and healthy bowlful. Add fruit it you ...

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Remember you have a pause button

Goals are great. Pursuing them and achieving them is wonderful, but not being obsessed by them. Remember you have a pause button. Take time each day to "smell the flowers," appreciate a gift, send a smile to the world or just to be. We are human beings, not human doings.

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Soda healthy

Can't believe this... it's true. I'm sure there are other companies, but I have a sadsream. Makes plain water into sparkling water. Add lemon or cukes for a refreshing taste. There are even no calories flavors. Right now I have pink grapefruit and ginger ale. Since one bottle holds 33 oz., it'...

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Yoga as maintenance

I just realized I started practicing yoga 2 months after I reached goal over 6 years ago. I know that no only the physical aspect, but the mindfulness I have learned helped me stay on track.

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100 Calorie Flatbread Sandwich

I love a top and bottom to my sandwiches. I discovered whole grain 100 calorie rolls... they are made by several different companies. I have my turkey BLT's, my soy burgers. my PB and J and all sorts of sandwiches on them. I have even lightly toasted each 1/2, added sugar sub. and cinnamon for a ...

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Strength Training

I had lost my motivation for this training until I got smarter about myself. I do only 4-6 different exercises a day, alternating between upper body one day and lower body the next and giving myself the weekends off. It takes only about 20 minutes and I think I am back on track.

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Why eat fruits and veggies

We all know fruits and veggies are important for their vitamin and mineral content, but they are also important for their water content. Because they have so much water in them, you will feel full faster eating them instead of other foods.

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Learn to be Still

To find stillness, sit in a quiet comfortable place. Find an even breathing pattern, for instance 3 counts on an inhale and 3 on the exhale. Relax all of your muscles, not forgetting your face. Sit with your eyes closed for a few minutes remembering how your mind and body feel. Practice often en...

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Eating Out Wisely

When we go to out to a place with limited healthy choices in the main dish category, I check out the appetizers. Often there will be one that is relatively healthy, will be a smaller portion since it's an appetizer. I add a salad with dressing on the side and I am set.

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