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Why Weight Loss is a Bad New Year’s Resolution

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The New Year naturally gets us thinking about how we want things to be different. We think about what didn’t go so well in the last year and how we want to have new experiences in the New Year. The problem is, just wanting things to be different rarely changes anything. In order to achieve [...]

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On Christmas I cried.

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I was listening to holiday music and a song from Handel’s Messiah started playing. It filled me with such sweet feelings of love and warmth. My dad, who died 15 years ago of cancer, always played the entire Messiah on Christmas Day. It was playing in the background of everything we did…opening presents, setting the [...]

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3 Secrets to Avoiding Sugar This Holiday Season

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Sugar is everywhere, especially during the holidays. Everyone is baking goodies loaded with sugar, and candy and cookies of all different shapes and colored sprinkles abound. It seems that avoiding sugar at holiday time is impossible, but is it? Here are some quick, simple suggestions for sidestepping the sugar trap this season. De-food de holiday [...]

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3 Steps to a Stress-free Holiday Season

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Holidays are typically stressful everyone. Even if you boycotted the holidays, you’d still have to contend with the traffic, crowds and endless tracks of holiday music playing everywhere! While many of us enjoy and look forward to the holidays, it doesn’t make them much easier. Time with family, as loving as they might be, can [...]

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How to Avoid the ” Holiday Blues ” in 3 Simple Steps

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It seems strange that so many people feel depressed during the holidays, when it’s a time is a time when we’re supposed to feel joyful. The experience of feeling down during the holidays is real for so many, however. So what can you do to avoid the “ holiday blues ” this coming season? If [...]

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How to Sail Through the Holidays without Gaining a Pound

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If you assume that on January 1st you’ll automatically have weight to lose on account of holiday eating, think again. There is a way that you can enjoy the holidays — including great food — without going overboard. The most important thing to remember is that holidays are just days on the calendar. They aren’t [...]

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Pre-Party Jitters? How to Squash Social Anxiety This Holiday Season

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If you’re anything like me, you get a little nervous to go out and socialize. Parties are supposed to be fun, but if you suffer from even a tinge of social anxiety, things can get a little hairy leading up to the event. You may start worrying about what to wear, convincing yourself that you’ll [...]