Category Archives: Wellness

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The Importance of Being Relentless

If you Google “relentless”, you don’t exactly find the best definition: re·lent·less adjective 1. oppressively constant; incessant. 2. harsh or inflexible.   But I’ve always thought of relentless as tenacious, persevering, determined. It’s what you have to be when you’re diagnosed to be gluten free. The importance of being relentless and an untiring attention to… Read More


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World Obesity Day

I thought after a while it would just go away. That I wouldn’t think about it anymore. Out of sight out of mind, right? It doesn’t always work that way. I have memories of waking up as a child to the scent of toasted English Muffins wafting into my bedroom as my mom made breakfast.… Read More


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Go With Your Gut

Eating lots of fiber-rich foods is good for your gut, and the good news is whole grains are hardly the best source of fiber around. Most high fiber foods are found in legumes, fruits and vegetables—all foods that are naturally gluten free. I recently read on Medical News Today that a 2015 study suggests there… Read More


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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Lately I’ve been drawn back to the late ’60s: songs, movies, inspiration. These pop culture years from 1967–1969 keep popping up throughout my days as either a wistful thought or nostalgic feeling. Maybe they’re accidental, or perhaps on purpose—I’m not sure which—but these happy memories follow me. I was 6-YO in 1968. It was an… Read More


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Cooking With Unconscious Competence

Someone I met on my recent boat trip explained the Conscious Competence learning model to me and then my son Doug mentioned it in an interview, so now it’s crossed my path twice in one week. It got me thinking of the whole gluten free diet and what I’ve learned from my initial diagnosis to… Read More


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Smarter Every Day

Destin Sandlin has been educating and entertaining us with his intriguing Smarter Everyday videos that explore the world through science and makes learning fun for all ages. He’s an engineer who loves space too, so that’s a win-win for me. 🙂 My favorite Smarter Everyday video is Mystery of Prince Rupert’s Drop, but his latest… Read More


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It’s Not Magic, It’s the 80/20 Rule!

You don’t have to agree with magical thinking. Double rainbows, pennies from heaven… I’m cool with that. But it adds to my day. It’s a plus! I can tell you though, that the things I remove—the minuses—is equally beneficial and keeps me at my happiest and healthiest. “Ditching the Carbs” is not my personal phrase,… Read More


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True Grit

It’s best to learn this sooner than later and you’ll be a healthier, happier human being: Be your own personal trainer. Ultimately the ball is in your court no matter how many gyms you join or trainers you hire. You don’t need a gym or a class to be in shape. You might enjoy the… Read More


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Stay Positive While Going Negative

Staying on a healthy track, meaning nutritious diet and regular exercise, takes serious focus and mental strength. You’ve got to be able to step outside your comfort zone—especially if your goal is to lose weight. A friend recently inspired me to get back to my fighting weight from one of our previous phone calls. The… Read More


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A Round Table

It could be now that I’m older I notice it more, but it seems that politeness is taking a dive. People appear to be so busy sometimes that simple manners seem to fly out the door when walking about. Perhaps the reason I am so observant of this is two fold. First, whenever someone is… Read More