Strong Motivations, Simple Habits
We Need to Exercise Our Positivity Muscles🤓

We Need to Exercise Our Positivity Muscles🤓

Here I describe six great practices which can help us release “stuck” negativity and bring out more of our authentic self, who not only feels more positive but is better at dealing with our problems and moving toward our goals.

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My No-Car Challenge: Maybe Permanent?

My No-Car Challenge: Maybe Permanent?

My October challenge for myself was not to use a car. For at least 30 days, I could only walk, ride my bike, or take Metro or the bus. This Honda CR-V was perfect for our 3-year assignment on the Mexican border. In Virginia, I want to try life without it No driving,...

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The Whole30: Changing Your Relationship with Food

The Whole30: Changing Your Relationship with Food

For my monthly challenge in September, I chose to do a Whole30, which I had never done all the way through before. Our older son Alex got married in August, which meant riotous celebration and vigorous dancing to Latin music with guys in Scottish kilts, along with...

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Social Connection: It’s a Health Goal

Social Connection: It’s a Health Goal

"Write about loneliness," suggested a blog follower and old friend (thank you!). Loneliness -- a feeling that you lack sufficient social support and connection with others -- is considered an epidemic these days, with health consequences compared to smoking 15...

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$10 and 30 Minutes a Day: My Healthy Food Challenge

$10 and 30 Minutes a Day: My Healthy Food Challenge

If you've been reading my posts, you know I'm still catching up from the spring (!). So here is my report on my healthy food challenge during March and April 2019 ... People often tell me that they would like to eat healthier food, but it's too expensive and takes too...

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Featured Post

They Enjoyed the Real-Food Buffet, Ate Until Satisfied, Lost Two Pounds 
How eating well can be healthy, delicious, and lead to weight loss.