Willpower is a myth. Try this power instead!

Willpower. Sounds like something a super hero should have: Superman has Super powers; Spiderman has “Spidey” sense; and Grocery Shopping Woman has Willpower! It seems that willpower is so strong and elusive that most of us simply do not...

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The Time I Stopped Loving Myself

There was a time I loved myself. There was a time I just lived being whomever I wanted to be. And I could be anything. There was a time when words couldn’t stop me, and life was full of...

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Should I be taking Folic Acid or Folate?

During my pregnancies, I became very aware of the need for Folic Acid in my diet. But recent news stories have shared a warning - stay away from Folic Acid! What?! Folic Acid is an important B vitamin that helps your...

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5 Ways to Live Forever

A rare and wonderful man left this world recently - my grandfather (papa). In his 86 years, Papa experienced a rather “basic life”; but one that touched many people. Clearly, he did not live forever, but in thinking of...

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Use honey, or propolis, to fight that cough!

  Ahhhhh, it's cold season...and I don't mean winter....I mean the sniffles and sneezes. My youngest son recently endured a month-long relationship with our tissue box before undergoing a tonsillectomy. Poor guy! And while I cared for him, I contemplated...

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You can have your cake, and eat it too!

Hello holidays! Hello cakes, cookies, cocoas, cheeseballs and all the yummy sugary, fatty treats that you can imagine. This time of year, I actually crave peppermint mochas; such an odd and specific thing to crave. Being mindful of this...

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Cranberries! Not just for Sauce

Sometimes, I have the most random thoughts while grocery shopping. The most recent? - Why can I only get fresh cranberries around Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I can get cranberry juice year-round? Don't worry, I don't usually lose sleep...

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Get to know your IT Band

No this isn't your computer co-worker joining his friends in his garage to jam. HA! Your IT Band is your Iliotibial Band. It is not a muscle but rather a deep fascial layer. This connective tissue runs along the outside of...

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