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Vacations and Time Travelers

Please note: this is a series of blogs around restaurants, vacations, relationships, road trips, etc. If you have specific questions in this area, please comment, or call or email me and I will discuss them next week. How can you travel across time zones and stay abstinent? How do vacations compromise your abstinence?? How can […]

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Eating Abstinently In Restaurants

As the pandemic ends and summer begins, we are finally able to return to some of our favorite activities. So, in this blog, I want to give you a few suggestions about eating abstinently in restaurants, while traveling, and on vacation. Dining out can be a pleasurable experience or an anxiety producing, nerve wracking battle.  […]

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Challenging Choices

It is the beginning of summer and the ending of most of the pandemic restrictions. How has your life changed in the last fourteen months? How has your food changed? Have you spent the time cleaning out stuff and following your food plan, or have you spent it watching tv and snacking on high calorie […]

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Thoughts, Failures, and Actions

Do you ever have a day when you had high hopes for something, and it all went the wrong way? Do you ever feel like whatever you try to do turns out just plain wrong? Do you have a voice inside your brain that says you are fat, stupid, ugly, incompetent, disorganized, hopeless, unworthy, and […]

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Fruits and Vegetables

In March, CNN published an article about an new study by the American Heart Association. It says we should eat two fruits and three vegetable servings a day, minimum for our heart health. It’s no secret that most of us could probably stand to eat more fruits and vegetables. Now, there’s more incentive than ever […]

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TIME TO BE HAPPY!

Today is a beautiful day at my home. The sun is shining, the weather is warmer than it has been, the breeze is ruffling new leaves on the trees in front of my house. The beautiful pink cherry tree is dropping pink petals all over my car and I just love that! I got to […]

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Let’s Take Out The Pesticides!

We all know how important our intake of fruits and vegetables is to our general well-being. But some of us worry about the pesticides, fungicides, and other “accidental additives” our foods might contain. So here is a list of the “dirty dozen” and the “clean fifteen”; which means those most likely or least likely to […]

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Handling High Fiber Foods

Sometimes, we feel like our bowels aren’t going right. It’s a bit embarrassing to discuss, but you can be safe here. I will do the talking. My son has said that I can talk for an hour to anybody about anything, so here goes. There are two kinds of fiber – soluble (which dissolves in […]

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