Category: Lifestyle

Your New Year’s Body Begins Before Christmas

Each year, we celebrate New Year’s Eve counting down with our loved ones. The moment the ball drops and the fireworks go off, we get caught up in the moment with an embrace and a kiss. It’s out with the old and in with the new. What could be more natural than pledging to bring

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Turn Your Financial Resolutions Into Lasting Results

Have you given up on making New Year’s financial resolutions, because they never last? Or maybe they seem too big or impossible to accomplish? Success rates of New Year’s resolutions usually go along beautifully the first two weeks, but by February people start backsliding. By the following December, most people are back where they started

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Metabolism Boosting Practices and Recipes

Every time you eat or exercise, your metabolism, the biochemical process by which your body converts calories into energy, kicks into gear. For those looking to lose weight and improve energy levels, there are various foods and practices that can boost your metabolism on a daily basis. Depending on your age and body type, results

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Looking Back While Planning Your Forward

“Time is non-linear. I’ll always be with you.” My dad repeated many times to my mother, brothers and me when he learned he had terminal brain cancer and approximately six months to live. I learned many valuable lessons from my father in his final months. I witnessed true courage and what it means to have

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The Art of Living “Pura Vida”

“Pura Vida” (pronounced poo-rah vee-dah) is the phrase that greeted me on the “Welcome to Costa Rica” sign at the airport in Liberia, Costa Rica. I arrived there to spend a week at Blue River Retreat Center in Nosara. Before I left home, several people who had visited Costa Rica wished me “Pura Vida”. It

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Overcome Your Pain – Pain Prevention Strategies You Can Do at Home

Ouch! What was that? I’m in pain! What do I do? “Am I dying?” Determine this first. Joking aside, please seek medical advice if you feel you are experiencing something seriously wrong. Now that we’ve determined everything is ok, how do we manage our less serious aches and pains? Is this a new or acute

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Fast, Flavorful, Healthy Lunch Recipes

Want to lose weight, but your lunch options aren’t healthy? Are you counting calories and feeling hungry all the time? You don’t have to starve yourself or go to great lengths for a healthy lunch. In fact, calorie deprivation may cause you to gain weight in the long term. Instead, focus on the quality of

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