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Sleep Hygiene: What is it and How to Improve Yours

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We all know the importance of sleep for our health, wellbeing, and let’s face it, our sanity. But with the chaotic pace of modern family life, the never ending to-do list, and the constant siren call of Netflix, how can we possibly get the good quality sleep need?  Continue reading “Sleep Hygiene: What is it and How to Improve Yours”

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Deep Breathing for Stress Relief

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Our bodies are amazingly adaptable. When it gets dark, our pupils dilate to let in more light. When it’s too hot, our body sweats to lower our core temperature. When we cut our finger, the blood vessels in that area automatically narrow and the blood starts to clot. Our bodies are constantly protecting us with a series of biological changes in response to different environmental triggers. And this bio-feedback is no different when it comes to stress. Continue reading “Deep Breathing for Stress Relief”

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Plant-Based Eating: How to Eat at Social Gatherings

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I am frequently asked how my family of 5 handles social gatherings with people who do not follow the same dietary choices. Just like with meal planning, navigating food at social gatherings takes a little forethought, but it doesn’t need to be stressful. Arming yourself with a few tips and tricks will make your next get together a breeze regardless of what everyone else is eating. Continue reading “Plant-Based Eating: How to Eat at Social Gatherings”

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Back to School Tips for Busy Mornings

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, silly, not Christmas. It’s time to send those munchkins back to school and get everyone on a consistent routine again! This means busy mornings and even busier evenings balancing homework, after school activities, and sports. Oh yeah, and dinner at some point. This year I am sending two of my kiddos off to school which means twice the lunch packing, twice the homework, and twice the amount of paperwork coming in and out of the house 5 days a week. I find that the best defense is a good offense. Uh, I mean… careful planning and organization will help your family transition back to the school schedule smoothly. Continue reading “Back to School Tips for Busy Mornings”