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Some of my favorite “people” have had four legs. We were away for recently and put our dog Monet in the kennel, which made me think how much I miss her when she isn’t around. Even though she’s ten or eleven years old, she still brings a childlike joy to our home. The dogs in…

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Stress Your body is an amazing machine that was designed to survive. All of your vital organs have a role in that survival. When there is perceived danger, your various systems will slow or shut down to focus your resources on keeping you safe. Digestion stops, blood flow is restricted, adrenaline and cortisol production is…

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Our bodies are amazing machines. They can take whatever food-like substance we give them and at least for awhile, make it work as fuel. But eventually, they will stop working if we don’t consume the right nutrients. S.A.D. Because of the Standard American Diet (SAD), the environment, high levels of stress, and water, soil and…

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How many times have you ever said…”If I could just get rid of this pile of (fill in the blank), I’ll feel better”? Or is that just my feeling about nearly every room in my house? How many magazines do you collect to read “someday”? I have never found “someday” on the calendar…have you? I’m…

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How do you care for yourself? You’re probably really good at taking care of everyone else’s needs but do you take care of your own? Do you do things that nourish your body and soul? The importance of caring for you Why is it important to prioritize your self care? As we go through life…

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Someone far wiser than I once said that we teach people how to treat us. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. That last part was a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt. So how are you teaching people to treat you? Do you have boundaries? Have you set healthy boundaries and show people…

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