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The reason I’m sharing this story is this was the first time in a long time that I had been directly confronted with someone judging me because of their perceived flaws with my appearance. We are all bombarded with images from all versions of media of how we are suppos...

Make a conscious choice to eat

If there is a specific dish that you look forward to every holiday (mine are stuffing and my mom’s corn pudding) make a point to eat those dishes. Just don’t fill your entire plate with it.

Eat with awareness

Be mentally present when you eat...

In today’s health environment we are told to deny or control our hunger, rather than recognize it and find pleasure in food and eating. Food not only fuels us for our activities and our health but it should be nourishing us as well. Too often we are told the pleasure w...

Feel like you’re alone, no one understands you or like you just don’t fit in anywhere?

Almost everyone feels like that at some point in their lives. Some more than others. Part of why we feel that way is because we are not being authentic to ourselves. This is difficult...

A recent study showed that Americans eat fast food on an average of twice a week. The study showed that adults are too busy, tired, or disorganized to plan and eat healthy, home-cooked meals. More than half of these adults were struggling with weight and health issues....

About 33% of Americans experience insomnia on a regular basis, with 17% of the population claiming that insomnia is a major problem in their lives.

  • 36.8% of Pennsylvania adults reported sleeping less than 7 hours in a 24 hour period.

According to the CDC not ge...

1.Move Every Day

I know, I know everyone knows this but most people think of movement as going to the gym. Before you groan and click away…what I am suggesting is find any kind of movement that you enjoy doing and do that on a regular basis.  Here are some examples:

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This is a recipe I recently made and it was wonderful for the chilly dreary days we've been having here in Pennsylvania. 

2 bags of carrots ( I used 1 bag of multicolored and 1 bag orange from Trader Joes)

1 box of precut butternut squash

1/2 of a small onion, chopped

1/2...

The legendary Johnny Appleseed (yes, he was a real person, his name was John Chapman) was born in 1774. He wanted to be sure that no one would ever be hungry, so in his twenties he started his 50 year quest of planting apple trees across Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Oh...