Category Archives for Healthy Lifestyle

11 Months Post-Fired: Kitty Breaks Permitted

It’s been 11 months since the day I was fired. The pace of work has been intense, but lightened by kitty breaks.

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Meet my Role Model for Healthy Aging

The Five Journeys are about building a life of fulfillment over a lifetime. And here’s my role model for healthy aging – my mom.

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Is it Possible to have a Balanced Life? A Look at the Four Burners Theory

Is it possible to keep all four burners (work, family, health, friends) lit? Or must one burner be extinguished to be successful?

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Celebrating Four Months of Freedom

It’s been four months since I was fired. This last month I discovered the joys of a flexible schedule and got myself back on the health track.

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The Great Fasting Experiment: Surviving a 7-Day Fast

A 7-day fast is a great way to regain control over your eating, shed some pounds, and launch a fasting regimen. But it’s a test of endurance for sure.

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The Secret Relationship Between Time and Happiness

Time management tools, the science of timing, and understanding the tradeoff between time and money can lead to real happiness.

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Smiling on a Monday Morning: A Recap of Week 1 of Semi-Retirement

What happens after your career comes to a crushing end? Expect week one to be a tumultuous ride on the emotional rollercoaster.

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Surprise! Early Retirement is Here…Kinda…Sorta

What happens when you lose your job in your 50s? If you’ve prepared well, you can enter the world of S-FIRE (Semi-Financially Independent and Retired Early).

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Is a DNA Diet the Answer to your Dreams?

Can your DNA hold the answer to a healthy weight? This review of Habit walks you through the test, the results, and the nutrition plan. Take this sneak peek inside before you decide if an expensive DNA diet is right for you.

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Seven Award-Winning Super Duper Flavorful Whole30 Recipes

Announcing our Healthy 7 Awards for the best Whole30 recipes. Find out the winners of our Best Comfort Food, Best Soup, Best Freezer Stash Food, Best Chili, Best Instant Pot Recipe, Best Side Dish, and Best Summer Meal!

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Returning to My Roots: A Visit to the Family Farm

Earlier this week I returned from a visit to the family farm. My visits are always a good reminder of my roots.

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Don’t Let the Food Police Deter you from Creating a Sustainable Plan

Every diet has “food police” who insist that all rules must be followed at all times. Who are the food police? Sometimes they are the creators/authors of the diet plan themselves.

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