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The media often mentions gluten-free living these days. ‘This actor went gluten-free and lost weight or an athlete eats gluten-free and performs better!’ In general, I think the media attention is good for those of us who really need to eat a gluten-free diet. However, a few misconceptions need addressing.   1. If you have […]

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Have you ever considered the answer to the question, “What makes you awesome?” I hadn’t, at least not until a couple friends asked me during a phone call about my latest project. I couldn’t immediately answer their question.   At some point in our lives we’ve all spent time wondering how someone else sees us, […]

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Last week we talked about five key questions that help us focus so we get greater rewards faster and with less effort. The five questions are: What do I want? (What are my goals?) What gets me what I want fastest? Does this item on my list fit into both of those categories? What’s stopping […]

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Memorial Day Weekend here in the States is a holiday dedicated remembering those who are no longer living.  For many people it also marks the beginning of summer, includes a yearly adventure to the lake or some other get-away, and is a highly appreciated 3-day weekend.   I don’t want to take away from remembering […]

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A few of my favorite quotes…

We’ve been talking about some pretty intense subjects.  Today I’d like to lighten things by sharing some of my favorite quotes.  Feel free to post some of your own favorites in the comments section.  🙂   “Food is an important part of a balanced diet. “ ~Fran Lebowitz   “I always wanted to be somebody, […]

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We don’t even realize it most of the time, but for every holiday or special gathering, there’s a food (or at least food-like substance) we expect to eat.   We’re so conditioned that we don’t hope for a grilled bratwurst washed down with cold root beer and followed later by watermelon and maybe onion rings […]

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Do you, like me, find yourself wishing you had more energy and more hours in the day to get things done?  There’s work I need and want to do, people I want to spend time with, and new things to explore and enjoy. Should the urgent things on our to-do lists always win out over […]

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Have you ever found yourself wondering exactly what foods you’re supposed to eat?  With all of the conflicting information on diet and nutrition, somehow food has become a confusing subject.   Here are my meals today: Breakfast Red and green bell peppers, onion, and eggs scrambled together   Lunch Left-over turkey and a few blueberries […]

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The squat—how many times have you heard that it’s the secret to a great butt and faster fat loss?  There’s certainly some truth to it.  Squats work your butt and the large muscles of your legs, and working those muscles takes energy that helps you lose fat.   But say you have painful knees or […]

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We’ve all said those words before.  “I can’t do pushups because it hurts my wrists.  I can’t do squats because of bad hips or knees.  I can’t exercise regularly because I have a demanding job, spouse, and kids.  My shoulder will never let me do that!  I can’t overcome my cravings.”   And yet, you’re […]

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