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Just Nuts and Seeds Granola

Just Nuts and Seeds Granola

Despite often being called a “crunchy granola type” (hippie) I really can’t stand granola. It’s too sweet and unpleasant in my mouth. Nuts, on the other hand, are yummy, good for you and I need more in my diet. I have been honing this “Just nuts granola” recipe for over a year. How do I […]

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A Letter To My Readers

A Letter To My Readers

A letter to my readers about where I’ve been and where I might be going.

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Happy Run-iversary

Happy Run-iversary

by guest blogger Andeep Singh, documentarian and television and Web video producer Last year, on the eve of yet another birthday (cue incessant crying and Porsche browsing), I decided I needed a little physical activity to get over my angst. For some then unknown reason, a little voice told me to try running. So I […]

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How to Respond to Loneliness in Marriage

How to Respond to Loneliness in Marriage

by guest blogger Pam Fullerton, psychotherapist and writer In my last article, I touched upon loneliness in marriage. When I married my husband as a young person of 28, I never thought that I would experience feelings of loneliness. The truth is, that feeling of loneliness is one of the utmost challenging experiences that any […]

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Why Animals Are Smarter than Us

Why Animals Are Smarter than Us

My cat has the life. Her biggest decisions are whether to pee and poo indoors or out, and whether to nap in the basement in the baby carriage (where it’s high and dry and warm) or in my favorite chair on a cashmere blanket in a patch of sunlight. Sometimes, I resent her for that. […]

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Appreciate Life's Simple Pleasures This Summer

Appreciate Life’s Simple Pleasures This Summer

by guest blogger Amanda Harding, copywriter at Rodale’s You don’t need to fly to some far-flung tropical island to have warm days and nights filled with joy. In fact, you don’t need to travel any farther than your own backyard this summer. When you take time to appreciate the beauty of everyday life, uneventful weeknights […]

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How to Find Hope in the Challenge of Marriage

How to Find Hope in the Challenge of Marriage

by guest blogger Pam Fullerton, psychotherapist and writer I recently read an article in The New York Times by philosopher Alain de Botton that ignited my thoughts on marriage. Among many things, de Botton expresses in the article a belief that “Choosing whom to commit ourselves to is merely a case of identifying which particular variety of […]

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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Happy 4th of July! Here’s to a day hopefully filled with good food, good friends, and good music! Wishing you health, healing, and happiness. —Maria Related Posts:Fourth of July PlaylistHappy Independence Day!Fourth of July Craft: Sunprint Fireworks Jars

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