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  • Getting a Massage Isn’t Selfish

    For the past couple of years, I’ve been touting the importance of self-care through my book, Balanced Life Happy Life. In Chapter One: Self-Care/Inner Joy, I discuss why self-care is important to finding a blissful life. The main issue that many of us face is the habit of putting the needs of others ahead of […]

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  • Pumpkin Maple Spiced Latte

    Thinking about my folks who are visiting Palermo, I’ve been craving a good Italian roast coffee and a pumpkin latte. While pumpkin spiced lattes isn’t synonymous with Italy, I decided to combine the two in my version of this popular drink.  I love maple syrup and used it in lieu of traditional white sugar to keep this […]

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  • A New Year Starts Tomorrow!

    Haven’t you heard? A new year begins tomorrow! Over the weekend, I was hit with the realization that the summer is coming to a close and I will soon be pulling out the fall wardrobe. Fall foliage, sweaters, and shorter days will soon be the norm. I began to take stock of what I have […]

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  • Could Food be Affecting My Mood?

    It’s Monday and I awoke this morning crying. No, I wasn’t crying because the weekend is over although, maybe I should be crying about that. I had a great weekend and I while I should have been happy, I was feeling the blues. I began to ponder about what was triggering the tears but I […]

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  • 9 Reasons You Should Become a Health Coach at Integrative Nutrition

    1. A Holistic Approach Integrative Nutrition looks at health through a holistic lens. The curriculum teaches that everything is connected—food, mood, health, relationships—and helps students address nutrition by looking at the whole picture. 2. A Healthier You One of the first benefits that Integrative Nutrition students experience is a drastic increase in their own wellness. […]

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  • 20 Seconds of Courage

    “You know, sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of insane courage” is the advice Matt Damon’s character offers his teenage son in the movie We Bought a Zoo. What does that quote mean? I guess the first question we should ask is “What is courage?” Merriam-Webster dictionary defines courage as “the ability to do […]

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