Leaving the best part of me on the table

It was the perfect September evening. The weather was just slightly crisp and the tips of the trees just started to turn a rusty orange. My glass of wine was half full as we sat with friends … and toddlers. That’s when a small miracle happened. “Why don’t we take the kids home and you […]

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The Sweet Life: kicking the sugar habit

Years ago, I was on assignment in the middle of nowhere Kentucky, which meant the only restaurant available for lunch was a Wendy’s. But no problem. There’s always a healthy option. You just have to make the best choices. The worker handed me my order. “Umm…excuse me,” I said, “I asked for the low fat […]

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It’s not you, it’s me: A simple step towards a happier life

It’s 5:45pm. Like clockwork on any given Tuesday, I have broccoli steaming on the stove, chicken on the grill or oven and some other side dish simmering. Getting to this point in the day took a small miracle and PBS programming to keep my girls entertained. This is also the time when my almost 2 […]

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Wishing you a blissfully unaware summer

“Wow, she looks all grown up,” my grandma said as I stepped out on her back patio. “Yes! It fits!” said my mom, with more relief in her voice than anything else because she wouldn’t have to pay for a swimsuit for me that summer. I was 11 on the cusp of turning 12 … […]

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Finding your “soulmate workout” for your best body ever

It’s 5 am when the alarm goes off. You have every intention to workout, but that snooze button is such a better option. So many of us skip workouts because our desire is born from negativity. We are typically motivated to go to the gym because of that extra 10lbs around our middles, or we […]

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