Monthly Archives: November 2012

Your Mid-Holiday Detox Plan

“We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.”                                                                           […]

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Are Your Cleaning Products Making You Fat?

“Does this tile cleaner make my butt look big?” You probably aren’t asking yourself this question but you should be. The toxic chemicals lurking in your household cleaning products may be throwing your hormones out of balance and causing you to gain weight. From the second we’re born, our bodies accumulate toxins from our air, […]

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The Power of Affirmations

We’re always looking for a quick fix, an easy way to make our lives more convenient. And in our technology based society, there’s an app to help us do just about everything. Apps that get you from here to there. Apps that convert currencies. There’s even an app to level a picture on your wall […]

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Gratitude Is a Practice ~ Make It a Priority

On Thanksgiving it’s easy, if not obligatory, to be grateful for your blessings. It’s the one designated day a year that we celebrate gratitude. But what would your life be like if you celebrated gratitude every day? How about abundant, fulfilling and happy? When you are grateful, you affirm to yourself and the universe that […]

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French Women Really Don’t Get Fat

“Everything in moderation…even moderation.” ~ Julia Child Maybe you’ve heard of the little book from 2005 that became an international best seller, French Women Don’t Get Fat. Well, I devoured it (pun intended) and couldn’t wait to get to France and myth bust the entire premise. Surely with all that bread, thought this carb-fearing girl, […]

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My Midnight in Paris

“America is my country and Paris is my hometown.” ~ Gertrude Stein My childhood dream was to move to Paris and become a writer. As I got older and learned about the great writers who honed their craft on the Left Bank of the Seine, I longed to do the same. Thomas Paine, James Joyce, […]

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Forever Young – Storming Omaha Beach

“You were young the day you took these cliffs; some of you were hardly more than boys, with the deepest joys of life before you. Yet, you risked everything here.” ~ Ronald Reagan, at the 40th Anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1984. On a recent trip to France, my husband and I explored the World War […]

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Butter ~ My French Love Affair

“If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” ~ Julia Child I’m having a love affair…with butter. Since arriving in Paris, my healthy, butter-free style of eating has gone by the wayside. Instead, buttery croissants are melting in my mouth. Back home I always ask for the sauce on the side, a little something I adopted from When […]

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Afternoon Tea at 20,000 Feet

After an eight hour flight to London we arrived a bit sleepy but happy. We spent two hours in the First Class Club trying to adjust to the time difference. My body felt like it was breakfast time but the local clocks insisted it was lunchtime. Before long, we settled into our British Airways seats […]

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