Health and Fitness
Self-Sabotage

Are You Sabotaging Your Own Health Goals? STOP!

Actress and activist Marilu Henner recently wrote in an article for the Chicago Sun Times’ Splash section about her plight to get healthy back in 1979. She says: Becoming a healthy, fit person is much easier now than it w...

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Winter Must Haves: Viva La France!

This relentlessly cold and windy Chicago winter sucked all the hydration out of my body in late December. My skin, hair, and even nails transformed into brittle replicas of themselves turning me into nothing more than a walking...

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The Toxic Things You Digest Without Realizing

“You are what you eat” You’ve probably heard this before. It makes a lot of sense. What we put into our bodies is our fuel. When you make healthy food choices, you can see and feel the benefit of your body working optimal...


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Straighten Up and Spread Out

We have all heard the expression ‘fake it until you make it.’ For many years, I lived my life using this mantra – not so much because I didn’t know what I was doing in a certain situation, but because I did not believe ...

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5 Healthy Foods You Didn’t Know You Could Cook in the Microwave

I was blessed to grow up in a household with a mother who was a wonderful cook and put dinner on the table every night. For this reason, I didn’t learn to cook myself until my late 20′s living on my own and not havi...

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Sitting Is the Smoking of Our Generation

I was reading a Harvard Business Review article recently, and the words “NO WAY” came out of my mouth as I read this passage from Nilofer Merchant’s article: As we work, we sit more than we do anything else. W...


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The Faces of Beauty

As I’ve noted before, I struggle amongst my “selves” writing a post focused on appearance. I walk a fine line between promoting ways to enjoy our God-given beauty and contributing to the assault of messages women receive ...

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Cold Got You Down?

It’s that time again…cold and flu season.  According to recent reports, the flu season in the U.S. got under way a month early. Jeffrey Shaman, a professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health reporte...

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A Skinny Scent?

Typically, I delight in receiving my Birchbox treasure trove each month and hold the founders of the company in high regard, but I have am anorexic bone to pick with them this week. If you’re not familiar with Birchbox–...


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5 Steps to Anxiety Relief

Anxiety is no fun for anyone. It’s like that really awkward guy at a party who no one invited, and no one knows where he came from. He stands awkwardly in the corner of the room, not saying or doing much, but maintaining a he...