Welcome Back! Reflections on the summer and the start of a new year

Well hello! It’s been ages since I posted here, and I decided that today was as good a day as any to get back at it. It’s been a whirlwind of a summer. From the end of June to mid-August, I had the thrill of running Rainbow Plate programs for over 600 kids! I visited some of the city’s best camps, schools and child care centers, and had the pleasure of working with amazing...
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This Is What Perfect Looks Like

Are you surprised?  Were you expecting a model with flawless skin and washboard abs? Perhaps a picture of rosy-cheeked children seated at the table, happily munching away on kale salad and grilled salmon?   Nope.  Step up and take a good, long look in the mirror.  Be sure to angle it out to capture all that’s around you: – your home and your family; no matter what happens to be...
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Make Your Own

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday with all the special people in your life.  We enjoyed a restful and relaxing time with the whole family – it’s always a real treat for me to have all of my kids under my roof. So here we are… January 3!  It’s minus 10 degrees outside, and it’s been snowing for almost 2 days straight.  While a few members of my...
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How to make vegetables and fruit taste better

Trying to eat more fruit and vegetables is on most people’s to-do list these days.  In fact, I’d be willing to bet that many of you even made this one of your New Year’s Resolutions (you didn’t, did you?).  You probably don’t need me to tell you all the reasons why a diet that includes a rainbow of produce is good for you! If that’s the case then, just like...
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What you need right now

Have you noticed it too?  In the first week of January, the “D” words are everywhere.  You can’t find a newspaper, magazine or website that isn’t preaching the gospel of “dieting” or worse, “detoxing” right now.  Sorry, folks; I’m not jumping on that bandwagon! As I’ve said before, the best approach to health is to take it one...
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