Tag Archives: mental-health

Maybe You CAN Have A Perfect Body

Yes, I’m talking to you! What do you think it would it take to get you there? Lots of exercise? A great detox program? A diet? Yoga? May I suggest, perhaps, a paradigm shift, instead? I have said many times, “My husband is not perfect, but he’s perfect for me.” By that I mean, of …

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I’d Listen To My Body But I’m Not Sure It’s Talking

Every week, my yoga teacher says it. “Listen to your body.” Have you ever tuned in to your inner voice and wondered, “What in the world are you saying?” Learning to recognize the many messages sent from our own bodies can take some practice; but it actually starts when we’re tiny babies. We feel pretty …

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Help! Which Dietary Theory Is Right? (Part II)

Have you ever known someone who is so passionate about his/her way of doing things that everything just sounds conceited and snotty when you have a discussion about it? Hey, I’ve been that person! It’s not too hard to become really convinced of the benefits of a certain eating philosophy, and then proceed to try …

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A Little Help From My Friends (A Guest Post)

It is rare that I (Mollie’s daughter, Sierra, guest blogger for the day) wake up on any day of the week and announce, “I have nothing to do today!” But on this Saturday, I have a little respite: the day after throwing a bridal shower and before leaving town. When I made my declaration, my …

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Lazy Snow Day

The blizzard has taken us by surprise; but then, who is surprised by a snow storm in Colorado in February? And so, the person I was going to interview for my next post is in a nearby town, while my minivan is pretty inaccessible & the roads less than optimal for driving. So, I am …

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Friends, Expectations, & Your Health

We know that dog owners live longer than other people. We know that therapy animals are helping senior citizens stay healthier longer. Something I’ve often heard is that it’s preferable to have animals for companions because they don’t talk back & are always happy to see their human friends. I have 2 dogs, so I …

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Do We Know How to Heal?

Everyone is busy, especially now. So I’ve used that as an excuse not to publish a blog for several days longer than usual. Honestly, though, I’ve been putting it off because I feel I cannot go on without addressing the recent Sandy Hook tragedy. I wanted to write about the fact that the holidays are …

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Embracing the Rhythms of Life

The Midwest is where I spent my childhood. When I was growing up, it was still common for businesses to close on Sundays. It was kind of a big deal when a big “chain store” like K-Mart would move in, partly because they would be open on Sundays. “Finally!” I’d say, “there will be something …

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A Whole Season For Gratitude!

For at least a couple of weeks in November, our thoughts turn to Thanksgiving. This despite the encroaching “bigger” holidays soon to come. My husband & I have made it a point to talk about the significance of Thanksgiving to our family, & the highlight of the day is to share with each other, around …

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10 Ways to Enjoy Fall More

Fall is my favorite season; but it hasn’t always been so. I found myself dreading the madness of the up-coming holiday rush & the icky feeling in my body following too much Halloween candy. ¬†Over the last several years, I’ve made some changes, & once again, I’m really enjoying this wonderful season. So, here are …

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