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Released in 2013 State of Slim

Why You Want to Lose Weight Affects Your Success

Is your current weight helping or standing in the way of you realizing your goals and dreams? What would your life be like if you were to lose weight, eat healthfully, and exercise regularly? Get new book, State of Slim to find out once and for always.

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Sleep – How it Affects Your Weight, Brain & Skin

Did you know that your sleep habits affect your weight, brain power and skin? A recent trip to the Technogel Sleep Experience Center in Los Angeles got me to thinking of the reasons we all need a good night’s sleep on a regular basis.

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Food, Glorious Food: Tidbits from the BlogHer Food Conference

Food is a hot topic. Or a hot dish (people from Minnesota will understand). At the BlogHer Food conference in Austin, Texas, we learned about recipes, kitchen tips, food security, writing skills, food photography & more. And we ate! And we learned. Then we ate some more.

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FitnessGlo Home Workout Videos: Work Out Where the Pros Go

Wonder where you might win free membership to a new video home workout website? RIGHT HERE courtesy of FitnessGlo.com. Enter the giveaway after you read this post. But first, be one of the first to find out about FitnessGlo.com, where you’ll find a plethora of home workouts you can tailor to your tastes, schedule, and goals.

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Pack Light and Right for Active Adventure Travel

Whether you’re a Boomer or a youngster, knowing how to pack for a trip is an important skill. Based on our recent trip to Thailand, we have some suggestions for items that will make your trip easier and more enjoyable. Hint: leave the battery-powered fan at home!

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Natural Products Expo West: Scenes from 3 Days of Food, Natural Products and Friends

Natural Products Expo West is the leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry. That means food, skin care, drinks, supplements, ingredients and way, way, way more. We were two of over 60,000 attendees visiting over 3,000 exhibitors. We thought you’d like to see a few pictures from the event.

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Perky Pick Me Up Smoothie

An excellent way to start your day is with a healthy breakfast smoothie. If done right, it’s a blended concoction that is nutritious and delicious! This recipe is full of foods recommended for increasing your brain power. I’m making no promises that you’ll get smarter, but it’s nice to start your day with the potential to boost your brain!

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Water: What is it Good For?

Water provides many health benefits, especially to aging skin. For us boomers, the importance of water increases as we age, for respiratory health, skin care, holistic health, well-being and physical wellness. And how we get that water is important too. Gone are the days of carrying water in buckets on our heads, but as we age, water accessibility, especially in the kitchen, is important too.

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Defining Organic and Sustainable

As a healthy living blogger who cares a lot about fitness and food, I’ve mostly associated the term “organic” with food, and “sustainable” with recycling. I bake and cook from scratch, I have an organic garden, I shop for organic foods, and I recycle and buy used items. That’s always been my interpretation of those terms. But going to IMM Cologne, the international furnishings show in Germany as part of BlogTour by Modenus, helped open my eyes to expanded definitions of both terms.

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Does Coffee Make You Happy?

On January 14, a study was released indicating that people who drink coffee are at a lower risk for depression than those who do not drink coffee. Was it coincidence or serendipity that I was sitting in the lavish Miele booth at the Living Kitchen show in Cologne, learning all about their magical new coffee machine that very same day?

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