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Long Term Travel with Kids

Maybe it's just the circles we're in now, but it seems like more and more families are exploring the idea of long term travel with kids. Sure, everyone knows a young 20-something that's backpacked through Europe or hiked the jungles of the Amazon, but what about families? Is it possible or even...

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Brain Bites #1: Be Your Best Self with Brain Fitness

Some years back I taught a daylong workshop to university students in their final weeks of certification to become school teachers. At the beginning of the day, I asked them how much they had been taught about how the brain works and how people learn. The answer? NOTHING! Doesn’t that seem...

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3 Ways To Relax A Racing Mind And Wind Down For Sleep

One of the top sleep questions I get from my clients is, “How can I stop my mind from racing when trying to fall asleep?” And I hear it from everyone from EMTs to corporate types and freelance artists. What I find really fun about coming up with sleep solutions is how often the seemingly simple...

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3 More Ways to Wind Down for Sleep

It’s impossible for any of us to be completely immune to the occasional racing mind when it’s time to go to sleep. Maybe that’s why my last post about 3 ways to relax a racing mind was so popular, but having this problem crop up frequently calls for some more in-depth strategies. I pride...

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Serenity From Knowing What We Can and Cannot Change During Menopause

When I woke up from surgery in sudden, surgical menopause, I had a lot to learn, discover, and heal. I had to recover from more than the removal of an organ and the tiny incisions the surgeon made in my abdomen. As I moved through this transitional time in my life, my body and mind transformed....

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Stress, Menopause and Learning to Say No

Have you ever heard someone say "I'll sleep when I'm dead?" Many women that I know have this mentality. We push and push, staying up late, getting up early. We don’t rest. We work hard. We work harder. And when our schedule overflows, it is the yin activities, like yoga and meditation, that...

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Choosing Faith Over Fear During Menopause

Every one of us has a choice to follow faith or fear. Especially during menopause. We can fear the worst, thinking we are never going to be the same or get well, or we can have faith that every single day we are being healed, restored, and will come back stronger than ever. We can have faith...

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How to have a Successful Primal Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Yay. It is my favorite holiday. You might ask why. I love getting together for a feast but I also like taking time out to reflect on all the blessings we have in our lives. One of the my blessings is Celiac Disease. Yes, you read that right. I...

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Mobility Shortcut Part 3: Stay Hydrated

Hey, here’s another easy shortcut that most people miss on a daily basis - just make sure you stay hydrated! Our body consists to a high degree of water and the fluids that lubricate our joints as well as make up the major component inside and between our cells are dependent on sufficient...

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Being creative is not a hobby, it is a way of life!

We humans have incredible creative potential and can use it every single day, although we often fail to notice the possibilities. We don’t have to be artists, or musicians, or physicists, or authors. Our creativity can emerge at any point in our day where our ideas, experiences and imaginations...

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