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Reaching A Healthy Weight

There I was, big pile of Cheetos on a paper towel and my second beer on a coaster, sitting in my favorite chair watching TV. My husband looked over at me, his glass of citrus water sitting next to him–no snacks–and said, “Way to be supportive!” He was right. I wasn’t being supportive and I DID […]

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Dealing with Dementia

Most people know someone who has been diagnosed with a medical condition of some sort. Cancer, heart disease/attack/surgery, diabetes, dementia. Until recently, I knew well only cancer and heart surgery (with their related recovery issues) on one side of my family. Now I am learning about dementia from the other side. This is a tough one. When there is cancer or […]

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Beware of Your Supplements

Dietary supplements are a $23 billion business. That’s a lot of pills and powders, folks. Do you take any? Are they doing you any good? Worse, are they doing harm? I got sucked into taking supplements for several years before the sobering reports started flowing in. I decided to do my own research to separate the facts from […]

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Hurry Up and Relax!

February? How can my last post have been in February? Oh well, that says that I have a lot of catching up to do. School is going very well. I just completed summer school. Not only was the semester really rushed, but I was tasked with managing a slew of house renovations during half of […]

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Aging Parents

One of the hardest things to deal with as we get older is watching our parents age. I’m in an interesting position in this regard. You see, my parents are roughly the age of most of my peers’ grandparents. My folks had me, their only natural-born child, late in life after trying to get pregnant […]

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