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5 mindfulness attitudes to help you meet your New Year’s resolution

It’s the beginning of a new year and time to at least think about some resolutions.  If you are like me, there is much ambivalence in establishing a goal that I am unlikely to complete. From studies I have read, only 45% percent of the continue

12 holiday gift ideas for people trying to lose weight and get healthy

Figuring out what gifts to give loved ones for holidays can be challenging, but it can be especially challenging when one or more of those loved ones are on a weight loss journey. Whether you are looking for a high or low budget gift, there continue

Fill your plate with this, not that on Thanksgiving

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are full of gatherings and good tidings. However, increased temptations of high calorie, high sugar, and high fat foods, along with colder weather make maintaining healthy habits very challenging. Where do calories add up quickly? continue

The magic pill myth

I think it’s fantastic when something inspires people to be healthier.   I’m pretty sure everyone enjoys that energized feeling when something we read or hear or see gives us a surge of energy or encourages us to think anything is possible. And there’s nothing wrong continue

When diet and exercise aren’t enough

Losing weight is different for everyone. Many factors go into it including how much weight you want to lose, your genetics, build, medical history, and so on.  Like so many other things, what works for one person might not be a strong enough tool for continue

9 tools for your emotional toolbox

You lost your job and might lose your home.  A family member is seriously ill and you have to travel across the country.   Your divorce is finalized and your world feels strange and unfamiliar. We all experience major life events  that can rock our stability.  continue

Get active to reduce your risk of stroke

As we wrap up National Stroke Awareness Month, I’d like to take an opportunity to share some things that everyone should know about healthy living and strokes.  Let’s start with the bad news.  Being overweight or obese increases your risk of having a stroke.  I continue

When your brain won’t pick up the phone for your gut

The important connection between our brain and our gut is far overlooked. The way in which our brain and stomach communicate is through hormones. In simple terms, think of hormone-gut communication happening via the telephone. Most of the time, our stomach is “on hold.” That’s continue

What does insurance cover?

A couple of years ago, the American Medical Association declared obesity a disease.  This move by the AMA is helping to advance treatment and coverage. It is important that we look at obesity as a chronic disease. There is no quick fix or permanent solution. continue