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Walk into any bookstore today and you’ll find a whole table – maybe even a whole bookcase – dedicated to adult coloring books. I’m not talking about “mature content”; rather, these coloring books, unlike versions geared towards children, have detailed…...

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Posted in Mind-Body, Small Changes

FAT: A scary 3-letter f-word from which you might be running away. “Fat” has gotten quite a bad rap over the last few decades, causing many to turn to high-carbohydrate, low-fat diets. Yet, over the last 5-10 years, many studies…...

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Posted in Mind-Body, Nutrition, Small Changes

You can talk to your best friend about almost anything – bad dates, great recipes, exciting vacations, work horrors … but what about your mind? Despite the widespread application of talk therapy and psychological medications, having intelligent, compassionate conversations with…...

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Posted in Mind-Body, Small Changes

As we watch the current events of the last week or so unfold, it feels as though we are faced with challenges that seem insurmountable. Bearing witness to the tragedies, injustices and violence all around the world can make it…...

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Posted in Mind-Body

52 Small Changes for the Mind comes out in a few short weeks, and as you might imagine, I’m going gangbusters trying to get the word out. It is hard to believe this is my FOURTH book! Yet, in the…...

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Posted in Change / Reinvention, Small Changes
New Year's Resolutions

It is hard to believe we are full into the holiday season and will be embarking on another New Year’s. The general trend we will see over the holidays: Eating…Drinking…Merriment…which propels many of us into a fast and furious resolve…...

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Posted in Mind-Body, Motivation, Small Changes
Fight Depression

Quite recently after we lost our beloved cat, I received a “pass this along” post on my Facebook stream. Typically, I don’t like posts that I have to pass along, as many of them are silly or catch you in…...

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As we turn the corner into November, the inevitable is looming: the holiday season. Thanksgiving, and then Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, and then the New Year brings tremendous festivity, yet, can easily be overwhelming, not to mention more stressful than…...

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Posted in Entertaining, Mind-Body
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Maple Molasses Pumpkin Muffins

Fall is by far, my favorite time of year. I love the colors, the flavors, and the changeover to the colder weather wardrobe. Growing up, I was never prone to seek out any foods containing gourds or pumpkins, but butternut…...

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Posted in Nutrition, Recipes
Stop Searching for Your Passion

Last winter, I met my good friend Terri Trespicio for breakfast at the lobby restaurant in her boutique Boston hotel. We spent a couple of hours catching up, laughing, and talking about life and our solo-entrepreneur businesses. Terri and I…...

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