I Did Not Know That! Five Diet Myths Sabotaging Your Weight Loss

I Did Not Know That!  Five Diet Myths Sabotaging Your Weight Loss. Look, it’s hard enough losing weight when you’re motivated, disciplined and doing the work. Being undercut by dutifully following some of the Old School Diet Myths is just completely unfair.   Enter Kimberly Snyder, Nutritionist To The Stars (no, seriously, like Drew Barrymore and […]

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5 Things Men Really Don’t Want For Valentine’s Day

5 Things Men Really Don’t Want For Valentine’s Day… (And The One Thing They Do)  After 21 years of Valentine’s Day gifties for The Todd, I’m exhausted. The gifts to my beloved spouse range from elaborate (flying him to Las Vegas and getting re-married by Fat Elvis at the Graceland Chapel) to uninspired (16 white […]

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15 Behaviors You Need To Give Up In Order To Be Happy

15 Behaviors You Need To Give Up In Order To Be Happy. We’re used to thinking about “getting” to be happy.  It may well be that to be truly happy, there’s behaviors or things we have to give up.   After going through this list, there’s definitely 8 that stared back at me accusingly.  I […]

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Seven Days To Sanity: Workout And Eating Plan

Seven Days To Sanity: Workout And Eating Plan. I think most of my January first resolutions have failed spectacularly because because they tended to be pretty brutal and “Do it ALL now!” Sound familiar? Certainly, I have lots and lots to work on, but piling it all up in the first week is just begging to […]

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Where To Find Help For A Family In Need This Holiday Season

Where To Find Help For A Family In Need This Holiday Season…Or, Where To Offer Your Help Where It’s Most Needed.   The single worst thing I ever heard was from a six year old girl who told me that “Santa was too busy to come to our house this year. That’s what Mom said, […]

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Teaching Children Charity During The Holidays

Teaching children charity during the holidays. One advantage of coming from a family of 7 children is that I knew perfectly well I was never getting Malibu Barbie AND her cool beach car AND her princess playhouse AND her fancy wardrobe.  I would get ONE of those things and I would be happy about it. […]

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Stuff I Do NOT Get About The Holidays

  Stuff I do NOT get about the Holidays. Last year on Christmas Eve morning, The Todd and I shared in something utterly amazing. Late the night before, I’d been on the phone with a frantic coordinator from one of the local community refugee services.  Four families from the Sudan just arrived in Salt Lake City pretty […]

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5 Ways To Be A Better Version Of You This Fall

5 Ways To Be A Better Version Of You This Fall. Even in my worst moments of self-doubt, I’ve never wanted to be someone else.  I’m grateful for so many things…my children…The Todd…our amazing new job.  But I have always wanted to be more.  Do you feel like that?  That if you could just be like the 2.0 […]

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When It’s Thanksgiving, I’m Your Nana

When It’s Thanksgiving, I’m Your Nana. So Jamal Hinton got a group text last week telling him that Nana was inviting everyone over to her house for Thanksgiving. Except, the 17 year old from Chandler, Arizona didn’t have a Nana in town.   When the confused Jamal asked for a selfie, thinking maybe, somehow, it […]

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