Posted July 23, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Cohabitating

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According to Gallup polls, July is by far the most popular month for summer vacations, with 51% of Americans saying they will vacation then. August comes in second, followed by June and September.

Vacation often means time spent in close quarters with extended family and/or friends. Not everyone experiences bliss in cohabitating. […]

Posted July 16, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Infused Water

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Rather than repeat all the benefits of staying hydrated that we know (like fewer headaches, better skin, easier weight control, more restful sleep, etc.), I want to share some delicious ways to infuse water so you are thrilled to drink enough every day. These come from 10 Infused Water Recipes Keep You […]

Posted July 9, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Right Way to Shower

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Can there really be a wrong or right way to shower? According to dermatologists, the right answer is definitely. (See How To Take A Shower.)

● Don’t shower too often. ● Use cooler water. Hot water dries out our skin. ● Start at the top. (Women, shave your legs last.) ● Concentrate […]

Posted July 2, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Freedom, Independence, and Peace

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Here in North America, most (if not all) of your friends and neighbors, family and co-workers will be celebrating Independence Day on July 4 with fireworks. Backyards, county parks, even sky-scrapers will reflect flickering lights as the night air is rocked by loud booms.

Fireworks can be anything but pleasant for those […]

Posted June 25, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Going Raw

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“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ~ Hippocrates

I love being a centrist when it comes to food. I am not a vegan, but I have some favorite vegan recipes. I am not a vegetarian, but I welcome meatless meals—for my health and for the health of the […]

Posted June 18, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Shared Space

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The idea of cohabitating with others is customarily reserved for romantic partnerships or family of origin, or those sharing a residence. Here are some poignant words from an article about cohabitating by Madisyn Taylor, (Daily Om), about the importance of respect with regards to relating:

We need to remember that in […]

Posted June 11, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

White Waterfall

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The word “shirataki” means white waterfall. Shirataki are traditional Japanese noodles. Made from the konjac yam, they are thin, translucent, gelatinous and delicious!

Just do an internet search for “shirataki recipies” and see all the options that come up. One that caught my eye was “Why My Fridge is Never Without Shirataki […]

Posted June 4, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Change!

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June is sometimes called the month of weddings. It is also often filled with graduations. And of course, for some June will hold a memorial service/funeral/or celebration of life. June may not be a month unique for change, however, as within every month everything is changing.

Here are some things Nick […]

Posted May 28, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember those who died in active military service. It was traditionally observed on May 30, but now the official observation is on the last Monday in May.

Memorial Day picnics are notoriously calorie laden, with hamburgers and hotdogs and potato chips. If you […]

Posted May 21, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Celeriac

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Celeriac is the root of a special variety of celery. It was mentioned in Homer’s Odyssey as selinon. Celeriac is also called turnip-rooted celery, knob celery, or celery root.

While it is far from the most beautiful vegetable you will ever see, hidden beneath that rough exterior (like some people you […]