7 Signs You’re Addicted to Food and How To Fight It
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7 Signs You’re Addicted to Food and How To Fight It

Addiction. It’s a powerful word that evokes images of restless souls chained to bottles, pills and demons that vie for life itself. Yet there is a silent addiction that although just as toxic, often goes unnoticed in a society preoccupied with their next meal. For many, being addicted to food is a real and powerful…

7 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Care During the Holidays
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7 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Care During the Holidays

As the holidays approach, I envision myself nestled near the Christmas tree with my hands cradling a good book and cup of hot chocolate. Also, I imagine indulging in my favorite Hallmark Christmas movies while snuggling under my favorite blanket. Plus, as I’m thinking through the upcoming festivities, I often daydream about other simple ways…

Easy Ways to Get Healthy as a Family
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Easy Ways to Get Healthy as a Family

I grew up in a large Italian family, where food was the showcase of every occasion and gathering.  I learned unhealthy habits as we sat around talking, laughing and just enjoying being together. Truthfully, healthy living was not a priority, but enjoying decadent dishes together, was a large part about who we were. I loved…

Healthy Summer Snacks

Healthy Summer Snacks

“Mom, I’m hungry!” That’s the phrase that haunts my dreams during the summer months and it seems as though my kids are constantly snacking. Their snacks of choice, if I let them dive in and rule the roost; chips.  Instead of buying stock in Lay’s Potato Chips and letting them snack until their bellies are…

How to Break up with Food {From a Former Food Addict}

How to Break up with Food {From a Former Food Addict}

Growing up in the blustery winters of Wisconsin, I was surrounded by a large, boisterous family and our gatherings centered around laughter, love and food. Lots of food.  At every holiday there were tables of decadent desserts and rich, buttery entrees, all which called my name. At a young age I gorged myself on delicious dishes,…