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Keep Calm, you have 7 weeks till Christmas!

Keep Calm, you have 7 weeks till Christmas!

Halloween is over. And before you know it the Christmas tree will be ready for decorations! Have you thought about what you will do for the holidays? My kids woke up this morning and said “Halloween is over! It’s time to get ready for Christmas!” I could not believe my ears. How quickly they move on from shouting trick or treat and gobbling down candy to talking about Christmas. I began thinking about our plans this year. I am excited about Christmas and the adventures we will have. Then I began to think about my Christmases past. The sadness of...

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Weight-loss: Diet vs. Exercise

Weight-loss: Diet vs. Exercise

When we think of weight loss, we consider two huge factors: Diet and exercise. Exercise is obviously very important. We want to have a healthy, active lifestyle. However, we naturally spend a lot of time and energy focused on diet. The question then becomes, how much time should we be spending on diet versus exercise? In a study on the efficacy of diet versus exercise for weight loss, diet was shown to be significantly more effective. In the areas of weight loss, fat loss, and body fat percentage decrease, the individuals on a “diet only” program lost at least two times as...

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Coffee.Stress.Sleep.Life.

Coffee.Stress.Sleep.Life.

“I cannot seem to get enough sleep.” “I go to bed at 8:30pm and wake up at 7:00am and I still feel tired!” “I find myself drinking coffee all day just to stay awake, realizing I have replaced water with coffee and I am STILL falling asleep at 2:00 in the afternoon.” Have you heard these types of statements before? Or maybe it’s you? You find yourself yawning at 3:00pm and counting back on your fingers how many cups of coffee you have already had and then googling “safe daily coffee consumption”. When I googled it, here is what I...

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The Unseen Side of an Alcoholic Tragedy

The Unseen Side of an Alcoholic Tragedy

How do we talk about alcoholism and alcohol abuse without touching on sensitive issues? It’s a hard line to walk, and a thin one.  In such a small world, the chances are good that everyone at some point will be affected by alcohol abuse. It could be as minor as an awkward party moment, or as major as a life threatening tragedy. Unfortunately, the life threatening part is universally prevalent and all too familiar. Normally, I prefer to support these conversations with documented evidence but I’m going to speak more candidly, and from an experienced point of view, about how...

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