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market with various greens and veggies

July has some fun national food days. There’s Ice Cream Day (7/15), Milk Chocolate Day (7/28) and of course Tequila Day (7/24). Though it might be fun to see how we could make tequila healthy, I thought the best approach would be to help you celebrate National Fresh Spinach Day-July 16th. First, Why Eat Spinach?…

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The Odd Couple: Felix Unger and Oscar Madison
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Organization Is The Key: Try Being A Felix Unger Instead Of An Oscar Madison

Life would be so much easier for me and less stressful if I was a Felix Unger instead of an Oscar Madison like in the comedy, ‘The Odd Couple.’ I have spent countless hours looking for keys, purses and important papers. I always have the best of intentions. “I’ll put the keys here on the…

By Meg Henderson Wade |
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Less Media and More Compassion

Ever since the recent news broke about Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, my heart has been burdened with how this influences our society, especially the more vulnerable people. We have a lot of hurting people and sufferers of mental health issues. Our younger generation is more depressed and anxious than ever before. They are growing…

By Ami Evans |
Home & Family

Surprising Facts About Food Safety

I’ll admit it, I’ve been known to be a bit fanatical about food safety. At work, it drives me crazy when people eat food that’s been sitting out for many hours. At home, antibacterial wipes make their appearance nearly every time someone cracks an egg. But the truth is, you are just as likely, or…

By Bridget Swinney, MS RD |
Home & Family

Why Do We Need a Team, a Tribe, and Support as Parents?

Children are a blessing, but sometimes they feel like a curse when they are pushing boundaries and limits; or we may feel we are being punished for how we were as kids. Everyone struggles in parenting, it may feel like it is only you and only your kids that are messed up. To combat this,…

By Ami Evans |

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The Mercado

I am swarmed by the tribes of Native American Indians that are dressed in vibrant colors as I pull out my very expensive camera in the open air of the Mercado. Some of the Indians smile sheepishly while others turn away unsure of this American that does not fit in. Thankfully I had a Oaxacan…

By Deb Kreimborg |
Girl Showing Looser with L Shape
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What I Learned When I Got Rejected By “A Village”

Women need a village nowadays – or so we’re told.  Not a literal village (a small community or group of houses in a rural area, larger than a hamlet and usually smaller than a town, and sometimes incorporated as a municipality – wait, what is a hamlet exactly?) but figuratively under the assumption that a…

By Wendy Perry |
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How to Create a Home Yoga or Meditation Studio: An Interview with a Yoga Teacher

For those of us who don’t always have the time or even desire to practice yoga in a traditional studio setting, home practice is a common solution. But regular yoga and meditation practice requires a certain level of detachment from what our home lives require of us. In order to truly set an intention and…

By Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza |
person walking up trail on hillside
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Over the Hill?

As I frolic “over the hill” with a lot of kick in my step, I wonder about other people and their stories. About how some are achievers and others are somewhat non-achievers. Is it inherent or learned? There are those that bust the door down and others that, when they hit a wall, they cannot…

By Deb Kreimborg |