Six Tips on How to Make your Cruise Happy and Healthy

Four days into our Caribbean cruise we shared the breakfast table with a fellow cruiser.  Her plate was loaded with sweet rolls, pancakes, and toast.  While her husband was nursing a hangover, she was enjoying our company for breakfast, and complaining about the fact that she could no longer fit into some of her pants.

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The Yo-Yo Sisters on Losing and Gaining Weight Over and Over

I am the centerpiece of three girls in the family, and while our two brothers are lean and fit, my sisters and I have been up and down on the scale our entire lives. We are the Yo-Yo Sisters!

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An Energized and Happy Me on Whole30

I’ve been dieting most of my life.  Thanks to The Plan, I had become rather astute on how my body reacted to specific foods.  So I came into the Whole30 program with few expectations.  But quite honestly, the program changed my life!

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How to Build Community Connections: Turn Off, Tune Out, Drop In

Can you have a fulfilling life without strong connections to the larger community?  You may be healthy, wealthy, happy and content, but without a social network, life would feel a bit empty.

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The Lyn-Genet Plan: Lose Weight by Identifying Your “Bad” Foods

In 2014, I was introduced to the Lyn-Genet Plan, which is based on the premise that each individual is unique and there is no single “healthy” food that works for every being.

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Four Keys to Unlocking Inner Peace

I’m a pragmatic person, so why write about this squishy concept called “inner peace”?  It turns out, there’s not a standard definition of inner peace.

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How to Make an Awesome Children’s Rocking Chair

Happiness comes in many forms.  For me, moments spent with a paint brush in my hand are happy times.

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How I Found Happiness

Are you happy?  Do you want to be happy?  I don’t mean happy ALL THE TIME, but are you generally happy, and dare we say content, with your current life? The good news is that happiness can be achieved!

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Four Steps to Building a Healthy Lifestyle

Simply put, a lifestyle is a way of living.  For many of us, there’s our current lifestyle, and then there’s the healthy lifestyle we wish we had.  The two can be very different.

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How to Become Financially Independent

What does it mean to be financially independent? Here’s what financial independence means to me: security, time to paint and write and explore, the ability to overcome crises, and the opportunity to leave the work force when I choose.

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