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What kind of seeds are you planting?

“From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.” -Aeschylus Hooray, it’s spring! And the sun is shining again – finally. It feels good, right? Still very breezy here in NY, but we’re getting there, little by little. Flowers are starting to bloom. Trees are starting to bud. Insects and squirrels are coming out of […]

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I have a bit of explaining to do.

It’s good to be caught up and ready to get back to regular blog posts, after taking an extended summer break of over 4 months! Did you miss me, or did you forget about my blog altogether? Let me do a bit of explaining. Back in May, I was very excited to bring you my […]

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Swap Out your Sunscreen! “Food” Swap Project #4

Happy Friday! I hope you have an exciting – or relaxing – long weekend ahead. Ready to hit the beach? Do you have sunscreen handy? No one wants to leave the great day at the shore looking like a lobster! So, a little planning and preparation can go a long way. Being a melanoma survivor, […]

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Welcome to the Food Swap Project! Let’s Talk Tortilla Chips.

Welcome to Food Swap Friday! I’ll be showing you how to swap out your favorite, not so good for you foods, for better, healthier alternatives that your whole family will love. Whether you’re an “anything goes” type of eater, or you have one or more food allergies/sensitivities, or you’re totally into a grain free, Paleo-like lifestyle, […]

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Are You the Tortoise or the Hare?

© iStock.com/jgroup Do you go from diet to diet, jumping on the latest health bandwagon all the time? As the hare, you get off to a quick start, but run out of gas before the finish line. You have “shiny object” syndrome, and hop from one one-size-fits-all approach to the next, before you see any […]

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Feel like you’re dodging potholes?

Here in New York, extreme temperature fluctuations and weather patterns have caused the highways to become flooded with potholes. There are so many that it’s not easy to avoid them! Hit too many and you’re sure to be left, stuck out in the cold, with a flat tire. Or, there might be some other kind […]

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What is your body hungry for? Part 3

We drink them. We breathe them in. We eat them. We touch them. We hold them inside. Our bodies are crying out for us to release them! From food additives to pesticides to heavy metals to EMFs to negative emotions and external stressors, we are inundated with a wide variety of toxins on a daily […]

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What is your body hungry for? Part 1

When you are confronted by a health challenge, whether you are suffering from unexplained symptoms, a chronic illness, or the inability to lose or gain weight, your body is trying to tell you something. It needs more of some things, and less of others. Think of a health obstacle as an opportunity to put the […]

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Fresh Tomato Sauce. No Peeling Required! YUM. Part 1

I’m doing a happy dance today! After an extremely difficult 5 months, which led up to a devastating loss in my family last month, it took an amazing recipe to finally help me refocus and get back on track. Isn’t it fitting that food be what helps me put things into perspective? Some people head […]

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The girl in the powder puff chair.

“What the world needs now, is love, sweet love.” -Hal David It needs a lot more love, doesn’t it? We all know that, but how we each choose to spread the love is different, isn’t it? When I was a child, I used to do so by sitting back and observing. I was the baby […]

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