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Category Archives: Healthy Living

Lessons Learned From a Mayonnaise Jar

April 7, 2020
Lessons Learned From a Mayonnaise Jar
You may have seen this story before, but I thought during these stressful times, it’s worth reading it again.  I’m sorry I can’t give attribution as it was sent to me by a friend. When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember...

Is Obesity Contagious?

April 1, 2020
Is Obesity Contagious?
I’ve been watching the television series, “Networld”, hosted by Niall Ferguson.  If you haven’t seen it, check out whether you can view it on-demand.  It was on PBS.  Ferguson points out that such companies as Facebook and Google have been so successful because of social networking.  For...

What to Eat…and Why

March 18, 2020
What to Eat…and Why
I was reading the book, “How to Eat”, by Thich Nhat Hanh (I do recommend it for anyone who needs to learn to enjoy what they eat instead of fearing it), and he asked two boys why they eat breakfast.  The first boy replied, “To get energy for the day.”  The other said, “The purpose of eating...

The New Year’s Resolution of All Resolutions

December 27, 2019
The New Year’s Resolution of All Resolutions
Just as many will raise a glass of bubbly on New Year’s Eve and toast to a good year had and hope for a good following year, many are also making New Year’s resolutions.  The problem with resolutions is they’re like what Mary Poppins said in the movie of the same name — “They’re...

Do Type A People Have More Complicated Lives?

October 16, 2019
Do Type A People Have More Complicated Lives?
Are You Type A or Type B? We all know someone who is a Type A personality.  We typically think of them as fast-paced, competitive, very self-critical, quick to make decisions.  In their mind, whatever they’re working on should have been done yesterday.  They hate delays. A Type B personality...

Tripping Over the Truth — Why Diets Fail You

March 21, 2018
Tripping Over the Truth — Why Diets Fail You
I’m reading a great book by Chip and Dan Heath called “The Power of Moments”. They dive into the subject of making life more meaningful by increasing the number of memorable moments we have in life.  When you think back on the years you’ve lived, how many memorable moments were there?  The...

Shame on You, Food Network Star

June 16, 2017
Shame on You, Food Network Star
Your first episode of the 2017 season of Food Network Star aired recently, showcasing thirteen lucky contestants vying to become the next Food Network Star.  It’s a coveted win because with it, the contestant ends up with his or her own cooking show. From the onset of the program, hosts Bobby...

Sleep is Like a Computer Reboot

March 6, 2017
Sleep is Like a Computer Reboot
In the February 2017 issue of Time magazine, there was an article called “The Sleep Cure” by Alice Park.  With my having insomnia, I knew this was an article I had to read.  Was there something in it suggesting ways to easily fall asleep without any sleep aids?  Would her article corroborate...

Are Wearable Fitness Trackers Helping Us to Be Healthier?

October 28, 2016
Are Wearable Fitness Trackers Helping Us to Be Healthier?
Last year I got a Fitbit, more for tracking what I was doing than for encouraging me to do more exercise.  I’ve always been good about doing floor exercises in the morning and getting out for a walk as often as possible (which reminds me, I need to go for a walk when I get done posting this!). ...

The “Right” Way to Weigh In

June 1, 2016
The “Right” Way to Weigh In
  Clever way, I’d say!  The results will amaze you.  But seriously, what is the “right” way to weigh in?  People ask me, “Should I weigh myself every day?” There are two answers to that question and it depends upon who you are. For structured people, there’s...