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My Healthier Things

My Healthier Things

Why did I write a song in January 2023 about "My Healthier Things"? During 2022 I typically enjoyed 1-2 units of alcohol per day (they sell Belgian beers at the Total Wine store), BUT I know that the health recommendation for women is zero to one. I decided to do...

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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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Our Culture Makes Us Fat (and what to do about it)

Our Culture Makes Us Fat (and what to do about it)

We tend to blame individuals for obesity, but it is a biopsychosocial, global phenomenon. Our modern way of living makes us fat, and I offer five ways in which we can all work against this and help each other and ourselves be healthier and happier.

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What to Do About Overwhelm

What to Do About Overwhelm

Four strategies to combat overwhelm: physical movement, self-compassion, reframing “should” thoughts, and asking ourselves good questions

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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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Body Positivity, Body Neutrality

Body Positivity, Body Neutrality

What if you truly loved your body just as it is right now, celebrating what it can do, like a three-year-old joyfully running through a lawn sprinkler? What if you had no judgmental thoughts when you looked in a mirror, viewing your own wrinkles (for instance) as you...

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