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How to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

The winter holidays tend to be packed with food-filled celebrations, including many treats that only appear once a year. It can be tricky, at best, to keep eating healthfully. In fact, the National Institutes of Health notesthat Americans tend to

Posted in eating well, food, gaining weight, healthy choices, holidays, indulging, new year, portion control, season, Thanksgiving

Happy Anniversary!

This week, Dan and I celebrated our 13thwedding anniversary (!), so in honor of this momentous occasion, I decided to share with you some of my favorite things that have to do with weddings, marriage, and 13. Enjoy! Weddings Highly

Posted in gratitude, holidays, marriage, wedding

Groundhog Day

Good old Punxsutawney Phil will make his annual appearance on Thursday, and while I’m usually ready to burst into tears if he sees his shadow (indicating that winter weather will continue for six more weeks), this year we’ve had a

Posted in criticism, forgiveness, guilt, holidays, perfectionism, winter

It’s a New Year: To Resolve or Not to Resolve?

I have mixed feelings about New Year’s resolutions. On one hand, the changing of the calendar represents a fresh start, a chance to evaluate the last year and refocus on what really matters to you going forward. (Being careful, of

Posted in goals, holidays, hope, new year, resolutions

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…to Give

‘Tis the season of giving! Besides getting Christmas presents for our friends and loved ones, my husband and I look forward to donating money to some of our favorite charities at this time of year. It can feel a little

Posted in giveaway, giving, holidays, inspiration

Staying Sane through the Holidays

For many people, the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are some of the most stressful of the year. First, there’s the sheer volume of year-end events, the number of presents to buy, and the hectic travel. But the season can

Posted in gratitude, holidays, indulging, stress