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Color Your Brain Happy

When we talk about good health, we talk a lot about food, physical activity and sometimes even sleep habits. We might toss around ideas about stress reduction and exercising our brains to maintain faculties and ward off diseases like dementia … Continue reading

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Get a Pet

I’ve loved felines my entire life, but did not have one to call my own until the age of 23. While it’d be dishonest to say it was an easy adjustment in every way, the full truth is that the … Continue reading

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Cold, Fresh Air

I work hard at not hating winter, mostly for Iris’ sake. But, in all honesty, it’s tough to get excited about playing outside in this weather. So, I look to the benefits of getting out in the frigid air. Did … Continue reading

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The Fascinating Bugs in Your Gut

Human health is a fascinating topic, and the philosophies on what preserves it are constantly in flux. This Mother Jones article on the link between intestinal microbes and obesity concentrates on the bugs that live in our gut and how … Continue reading

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Shift and Disrupt

I have a disruption at my core, a gnawing sense that a shift is coming soon. I see a daily news feed full of civilian protest and police retaliation, while genuinely feeling the loss of a man I never met. … Continue reading

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In My Skin

I’ve been blessed with delicate, easily angered skin. During my teens and twenties, I spent more time than I’d like to admit aggravating and covering it, and all under the delusion of improving its health. The trick to skin I’m … Continue reading

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Soapbox: Healthful Reminders Part 2 of 3

Missed the first installment? Never fear, Part 1 is here. Now for the second part of my little health rant – originally an email for family, now a refresher for me as I try to control my sweet tooth and … Continue reading

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Soapbox: Healthful Reminders Part 1 of 3

I’ve eaten more desserts in the past few months than I have in the past several years combined. I’m allowing myself this indulgence while I’m pregnant… consolation for the little (and gladly suffered) physical discomforts my dear daughter is causing. … Continue reading

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Rock the Broccoli

Broccoli – the stereotypical bane of fun loving children everywhere. I’ve always wondered how kids can hate food that looks like trees… First, the facts. Broccoli is a part of the cabbage, or cruciferous, vegetable family. Other members of this … Continue reading

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Telomere Me – Thinking of the Future

Full disclosure: The main reason I started writing this post (way back in early June)  is that I really liked the word ‘telomere’ – I like the way it looks and I like the way it sounds. The content just … Continue reading

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