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Forgiving Yourself and Moving Forward | The Best New Year Gift

Forgiving Yourself and Moving Forward The Best Gift to Start the New Year: Forgiveness As we round up December and begin to look forward to the fresh start of a new year, it may be the perfect time to give ourselves the best gift of all for new beginnings – forgiveness. I don’t mean forgiving yourself for burning a batch of cookies, I’m talking about releasing the deep guilt and shame we may be carrying for past missteps. Time to come clean with ourselves. Most of us have not arrived…

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What Does Being Mindful Mean and Why Should We Care?

What is mindfulness, why should we care and how do we start? Last weekend, I attended a talk specifically on the subject of mindfulness at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, scientist, speaker, author of several books on the topic and a pioneer in the meditative approach to treat pain and depression, was the presenter. His accomplishments are impressive and his speaking style was relaxed and… thoughtful. He spoke about how important it is to be mindful. To take time to notice our thoughts. To pause our racing minds…

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Women’s Health Over 50: A Holistic Approach

If we want to kick butt on our new year goals, dreams and resolutions, we’ve got some work to do. Work that includes learning all that we can about women’s health over 50 – starting with tips for self-care! Self-care encompasses everything and anything that makes us feel good and improves our quality of life. Physically, mentally or spiritually. Feeling good increases the likelihood that we will fiercely attack our overall goal – which is (are you paying attention here?!) having our best year ever! So to get us moving in…

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What I Learned from My Midlife Whole30

At the end of the summer, fed up with feeling bloated, gross and not my best, I decided to embark on a midlife Whole30. I didn’t do it specifically to lose weight, although I did lose several pounds, which was a bonus and helpful for fitting back into my fall non-stretchy pants. I wanted to figure out how I could reduce the number of migraine headaches I was having, lessen the achiness in my finger joints – and control my eternal addiction to sugar (aka, the devil). I generally cook…

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