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5 Things About Europe’s Food Culture That Got Me Thinking

I cracked open my book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, en route to my trip to Spain and Portugal. This non-fiction book is about a family who makes a commitment to being as close to their food as possible by either growing and raising whatever they would eat, and if they couldn’t, then they’d…

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The Art of Weight Loss: How I Took a “Load Off”

As I got to the top of one of my favorite mountain bike rides here in Colorado, I realized how much my weight loss had increased my joy of riding.  I felt so much lighter and could take the hairpin, tight, up-winding curves with grace and ease. These same twists and turns had been so…

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Are You Swimming Upstream in Your Life? Read this.

A river seems solid at first glance.  We all know it is not. Whether it’s a lake or an ocean there is not a single molecule that isn’t moving at all times.  Our bodies are exactly the same, at first glance we seem solid, but there is not a single cell that isn’t constantly moving…

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Genetics Don’t Dictate Aging. Your Lifestyle Does.

I was speaking with an ‘elderly’ woman, who to me is very obviously NOT conforming to current standards of aging. I was struck by an explanation of aging that this amazingly vital woman gave me, including pictures that depict young people as standing up straight, middle-aged people with shoulders rounding forward, and elderly people just…

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7 Ways to Integrate Mindufulness into Eating

When I was a cherry picker in New Zealand, I worked and lived with people from seven different countries: Italy, Argentina, Canada, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, and Germany. At the end of each day, we would prepare our dinner and eat as the sun set behind the orchard. There was something that stuck out to…

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This is How You Can Be In “The Zone” All The Time

Human performance is a fascinating interdependence of mind and body. In sports performance, both team and individual, the “mental” aspect is a key player. A significant amount of focused alertness, combined with grace and ease, is a consistent combination we see from great performers. This refinement is rarely taught by coaches. This is due to…

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No More New Year’s Resolutions

Have you ever noticed how little you like being told what to do? Although I’m a definite rule follower, I’ve noticed that when strict rules are put on me, I have this subconscious tendency to rebel or naturally oppose them. That got me thinking about health-related New Year’s resolutions. Eating healthy, exercising every day or…

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How You Eat Can Help Save the World

It’s time to start looking inward for solutions to solve our environmental issues. You have the power to make a change not only in your body but also in the environment. The best part about this is that eating well can also be good for the environment so you’re killing two birds with one stone…

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