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Five ways to eat more plant-based foods

Massaged Purple Kale

When it comes to integrating more plant-based foods into your meals, diets described as “plant-based” can spark thoughts of extreme smoothie consumption, mega salads and carbohydrate loading. From this common perspective, plant-based eating can be intimidating, underwhelming and may elicit a sense of restriction. Skyterra’s Massaged Purple Kale Instead of putting labels on food or…

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Five ways to be more mindful

Recently, mindfulness has become a pervasive buzzword. You can find mindfulness used in schools, your job, in yoga and fitness classes, in coffee shops, restaurants, and even in your doctors office. We hear the word mindfulness but what does it mean, and more importantly, how do we become more mindful? Jon Kabat Zinn, Ph.D, who…

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The Biggest Winner (Spoiler Alert, It’s Not the Dieters)

Why diets and “fat camps” fail. Everyone wants to look good to others. In many cultures, this ideal means looking thin and fit. Thus, Americans go on an average of five diets in their life span. That’s because in recent decades obesity rates have soared. In response, the 66-billion dollar diet industry thrives. But at…

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Golden Opportunity for a Second Childhood

The power of lived experience and perceptions. What a golden opportunity I was given to write a blog for the upcoming Healthy Aging: Embracing Life’s Seasons week that I will be facilitating at the end of the month. Elated, I began. And stopped. Feeling stuck, I pondered how to start a blog about a topic no…

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Killer Bees Honey Expands Apiary to Skyterra

The Magic and Medicine of Bees There’s something about honey that stirs nostalgia. Maybe this feeling comes from the memories distilled in the liquid. You can almost taste the summer day when a pollen-laden bee visited a wand of lavender. There are at least two stories within each drop of honey: the story of the…

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11 Tips for Sustainable Wellness & Weight Loss

Why is it so easy to regain weight after dieting? Messages about how to lose weight in media and popular culture often promote the latest fad diet or product. For some reason, we flock to these diets like lemmings. If you only eat these particular foods and nothing else, the propaganda proclaims, you will magically…

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Take the Weight Off (Your Shoulders)

Binge Eating & Emotional Eating Specialty Week

The answer is not another diet. Find out how to quell unhealthy food urges. It’s that time of year again. You promised yourself that 2019 would be different. You’ve probably tried at least one new diet and exercise program. Keto. Paleo. Vegan. Gluten Free. Pescatarian. Fasting. Cleanses. You’ve worked hard at it but you may…

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