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How to Stay Motivated

Do you ever feel like the job is just too big? Say you’re trying to lose weight and get in shape ... or pay off your debts or repair a relationship. Maybe you want to start a new business, build a house, or overthrow the government (I kid!). But sometimes it seems...

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Berry Chia Green Smoothie

Do you get into food ruts? You know, when you tend to eat the same meal every day? Sometimes I do – and I'm OK with that. Especially when it comes to breakfast. Because when I have a favorite go-to meal every morning, it starts my day out right. I look forward to it...

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Mexican-American Chop Suey (or Taco Skillet!)

When I was growing up, one of my mom's go-to weekday meals was American Chop Suey.  Basically, it was ground beef, macaroni, and spaghetti sauce, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. And we loved it, especially when it was served with crusty bread from the Shop 'n Save...

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Cardio Confusion: How Much HIIT is Too Much?

The other day I saw a post about a HIIT challenge on social media. Basically, it was all about doing a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout every day for a set number of days.  And I really didn't want to be Judge Judy .... but I did kind of slam down the...

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Healthy Slow Cooker Cassoulet

About 10 years ago, I was lucky enough to spend a week in an actual castle in France. It was at a writer's conference with some of my favorite writers. Not to name drop, but I had breakfast every morning with Dorothy Allison, Jacqueline Mitchard, and Anne LeClaire....

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