Non-alcoholic Holiday Drinks that Won’t Leave you Feeling Like a Party Pooper

Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Looking for some great non-alcoholic drink recipes that are delicious, healthy and refreshing for all your holiday parties this year? Here are creative ways to make your favorite adult beverages fun and tasty and still keep you the life of the party. Wine Spritzer: 3 Hibiscus Tea Bags steeped in one cup of water for an hour Sparkling Water Liquid Stevia Optional to create Sangria (float fruit...
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Falling into the Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole blog
Even health coaches succumb to the sugar addiction cycle.  While I would like to think I could resist or had measures in place to prevent going into this cycle, I am just like each and every one of you.  I sometimes fall into the rabbit hole and have to work my way out For me, it took a stressful event that lasted months, i.e. my youngest son’s wedding, subsequent house hunting, and moving.  Li...
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Thanksgiving is Almost Here-Are You Stressed?

Thanksgiving is Almost Here-Are You Stressed?
It's that time of year again - Thanksgiving is around the corner! How are you feeling? If the start of holiday season is stressing you out, consider the following tips: Set the tone for your style. Casual and relaxed is just my style- when I try to do a party that is fancier than what I am comfortable with stress becomes my middle name.  I get so worried about appearances and spend way more ...
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What Kind of Fish are you – Tropical or Carp?

What Kind of Fish are you - Tropical or Carp?
Are you that person we all envy? Someone who can eat anything without any ill effects?  You are a perfect weight, never gain an ounce, have no aches and pains and no diagnosed diseases? Then consider yourself to be a carp. We all want to believe we are a carp.  We want to be able to eat/drink anything we choose, or do what I call an 80/20 rule, where we eat healthy food Monday through Friday bu...
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Brain Health: Healthy Aging Mentally

brain health meditating woman
I think there is a saying, “if you lose your mind, you essentially lose everything”.  Wait, maybe I made it up.  Oh well, I'm not sure, but it hints at a fundamental point.  Our mind is our perception.  Our brain perceives health and happiness.  Our mind motivates us to take action, or it can stop us no matter how physically able we are.  Keeping our brain healthy is essential for health and longe...
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Curbing The Sweet Cravings – No Problem

Curbing The Sweet Cravings - No Problem
I don't believe cravings are the problem. I believe they are the solution. Cravings indicate a fundamental element in your life that is out of balance. A craving is a knock at the door. Do you hear it? It's trying to get your attention. Have you ever notice when you're feeling lonely, you want something creamy, sweet and comforting? What is the underlying cause? Let's take a look at the why wha...
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Reducing the odds of breast cancer from a nutritional perspective

Reducing the odds of breast cancer
Since 2003 rates of breast cancer has dropped significantly with a better understanding of hormone replacement therapy and prescreening. However, the cancer rates in the United States remain relatively high. Factors vary according to race and gender, but US Breast Cancer Statistics states that 12 percent or 1 in 8 of the American women will get the disease in their lifetime. But how can women redu...
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Contemplating Fitness

Contemplating Fitness
The agony of fitness may be in the contemplation Many of us know we would benefit from losing a pound or two, eating healthier, or working out a little more.  We have lofty ideas of how we could look and feel if we could only ________.  We would be sexier, smarter, earn more money, have more friends.  Irresistible in every way possible.  But then, the haunting echoes of criticisms past, from othe...
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Just Keep on Walking

Just Keep Walking
Cookies, cakes, and ice cream are everywhere.  We are all bombarded by them on television and social media through posts and pins.  They can make us feel better, while we eat them, but can quickly turn into a self-loathing experience.  Been there, done that. So let’s look at why. Sugar stimulates the brain chemical called Serotonin.  Increased levels of Serotonin make us feel better. If you know a...
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Importance of health screenings in disease prevention

young women in doctor office
A positive look at testing By Erica L. Green, MA2, LPC, MPH, CADC You are not alone, but maybe you feel you are.  You have your mental list of priorities for the day, but for some reason that cholesterol screening didn't make the list -again. Why?  It's a hassle, right? We have to take the time out of our day, which is a huge feat in itself. Then, when we arrive we must get poked and prodded. ...
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