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Day 28 - Good Health...It Really Is a Laughing Matter

By Karen | July 28, 2019 |

Have you ever been told to just "laugh it off" when something unpleasant happens? There is evidence that this is actually very good advice. ┬áHere are some ways laughter can be healthy for you. It may reduce stress - laughing can reduce the production of stress hormones like cortisol and epinephrine while also increasing production…

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Day 27 - No More All Or Nothing

By Karen | July 27, 2019 |

As I may have mentioned in an earlier post, I have been for many years, an "all or nothing" type when it came to my healthy lifestyle. If I couldn't adhere to a program or plan 100%, I would go completely off the rails. I have promised myself that I wouldn't do that this time.…

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Day 26 - Just Say OM

By Karen | July 26, 2019 |

Do you think the only people who can successfully meditate are Buddhist monks who sit on mountaintops? Do you think that because you have trouble shutting off your thoughts that you are a failure when it comes to the practice of meditation? If either of these ideas rings true for you, I have good news.…

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Day 25 - You Do You, Boo

By Karen | July 25, 2019 |

You don't have to be all things to all people. Even if you bend over backwards, there will always be those for whom you can't do enough...or at least do enough right. This pertains not only to relative strangers but also people who you would expect to be in your corner. Sometimes you have their…

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Day 24 - What Path Would You Have Taken?

By Karen | July 24, 2019 |

Wouldn't it be nice if someone gave us the roadmap to a perfect life? What would you have done differently? How would your life look if you knew then what you know now? I have been thinking about that a bit lately and this is what I came up with. I don't have regrets because…

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Day 23 - Lesson Learned

By Karen | July 23, 2019 |

Today I learned a little lesson I should have considered as I embarked on this journey. As I have mentioned before, I'm practicing a way of eating called intermittent fasting. I eat within an eight hour period, usually about 9AM to 5PM and then I fast for the remaining 16 hours. This allows my digestion…

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Day 22 - Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

By Karen | July 22, 2019 |

I promised to keep you apprised of my weight loss journey at the beginning of this blog challenge. As you may recall, I began in earnest on June 24th and every Monday would be the day I would venture onto the scale. So here we are, about a month in and I have lost ten…

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Day 21 - How Healthy Is Your Brain?

By Karen | July 21, 2019 |

Every day I look for subjects to discuss in my blog posts and almost always when I look for something, it comes to me. Today, I watched a video from Dr. Daniel Amen, who is one of the leading experts in brain health. Some of what he has to say about Alzheimer's disease is very…

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