My One Week Countown to 35: Dedicated to the Ones I Love

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Day 3 is Dedicated to My Parents 1. I am grateful to my parents for taking me back into their home when my health got too bad for me to live on my own (with or without a partner). And for the times when live-in relationships deteriorated… ;) 2. I am grateful to my parents for the sacrifices they have made occupationally (my mom transitioned to telecommuting full-time to keep an eye on me when my … [Read more...]

My One-Week Countdown to 35: Day 2

Better late than never: Later this, I will be turning the big 3-5. I know, it’s hard for even me to believe it, but it’s true. While I know it’s not exactly over the hill, as a never-been married woman with no kids, it makes me feel pretty damn old if I think about it too much. So to silence the ridiculous screams of “spinster” and “cat lady” in my subconscious, I’ve decided to count the days … [Read more...]

My One-Week Countdown to 35: Day 1

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In exactly one week, I will be turning the big 3-5. I know, it’s hard for even me to believe it, but it’s true. While I know it’s not exactly over the hill, as a never-been married woman with no kids, it makes me feel pretty damn old if I think about it too much. So to silence the ridiculous screams of “spinster” and “cat lady” in my subconscious, I’ve decided to count the days until my birthday … [Read more...]

Growing Into Gratitude: A 21 Day Challenge

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  I am so grateful and honored to be working in such a unique field where I can regularly share with others the many lessons I have learned in my life journey over the last 35 years. Through both the triumphs and challenges, I have developed an appreciation for each experience that has shaped me and every person that I have who has taught me something new about myself and about life. Taking … [Read more...]

New Studies Add More Weight to Link Between Sugary Beverages and Obesity

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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that more than a third of U.S. adults are obese, driving a number of the leading causes of preventable death, including heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, stroke and certain types of cancer. In addition to lack of proper physical activity and higher calorie intake of less nutrient dense foods, nutritionists have long suspected a causal relationship … [Read more...]

CT's Own Zen Society Skincare Offers Natural Beauty, Natural Health

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As someone with very sensitive skin and almost immediate negative physical reactions to certain scents and chemicals, finding the best skincare products that don’t give me a rash or a headache can be a nightmarish process of trial and error. So when I find that extremely rare product that is not only fragrant-free and chemical-free, but also pleasantly and effectively cleanses and moisturizes my … [Read more...]

The Perils of Being a Workaholic

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According to Punchbowl.com, celebration is in order today for Workaholics Day. Few would criticize the numerous achievements and accomplishments one can achieve with the industrious spirit that is so highly prized in a multitasking culture such as ours, where we’re eager to pencil in to-do’s for every hour of our waking day. However, being a recovering workaholic myself, I can honestly say that … [Read more...]