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Alex Jone's GMOs

Recently, I watched this video by Alex Jone’s Prison Planet. Scary is the short way to describe it. Although I haven’t done a tremendous amount of research on this topic, I do know that we have a lot to be…...

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by Terri Trespicio for meQuilibrium The holidays present us with a formidable challenge: Walk into a room filled with people you know too well. Add equal parts expectation, judgment, and defensiveness, plus mounting levels of stress, and you’ve got an…...

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The list of reasons to NOT exercise on Christmas Day seems endless. For starters, time is especially tight; between the shopping, the cooking, the driving and family commitments, we are lucky if we can get in enough time to brush…...

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Grieving at the Holidays

A week or so ago, I spoke to a bereavement group about staying healthy and happy through the holidays. As you might suspect, the discussion quickly moved from holistic wellness (mind, body and spirit) to a more focused discussion on…...

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Artificial Color and Artificial Dyes

Small changes really add up to make a big difference in one’s health and well-being. Every week I provide one of my favorite small changes for you to incorporate into your life. Today’s change: Eliminate Artificial Colors from Your Diet…...

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Non-GMO Project InfoGraphic

If you haven’t heard of the Non-GMO Project yet, it might be time to tune in. GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals created through genetic engineering, that merges DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant,…...

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For parents looking for healthier options for Halloween, there’s good news: tons of brands are providing healthier options. Watch my segment on Better Connecticut on how to make your Halloween Party and/or Trick-or-Treating treats healthier. Regardless if you are shopping…...

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Soda Ban in NYC

Yesterday (Thursday, September 12th), the New York City Board of Health approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal limiting the size of sugary drinks sold in many venues (restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts) to 16 ounces. The vote was…...

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Eco-Friendsly Back-to-School Supplies

Back-to-school goes hand-in-hand with shopping for school-supplies. Today, there are so many great companies offering greener, more eco-friendly options for parents, that it seems crazy NOT to take the green route for school supplies. Further, it is a great excuse…...

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Financially savvy child

If you think about what it takes to raise a “financially savvy” child, it might seem that family wealth has to be part of the picture. But when you consider the connection between “financial responsibility” and “financial security,” you’ll see…...

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