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A Meditation for Holiday Bliss

I am so fortunate to live in a neighborhood where “Christmas Balls” line the streets high up in old oak trees. Every time I have the opportunity to go for an evening walk during the month of December, dog leash in one hand and stroller in the other, I am filled with a sense of bliss, a sense of hope and a sense of peace. These Christmas Balls are truly magical! Continue reading

The Importance of Play

Plato once said, “You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”

According to Dr. Stuart Brown, founder of “The National Institute for Play,” play shapes the brain, opens the imagination and invigorates the soul. Brown explains that play is one of the brain’s best forms of exercise, since it opens the brain to new ideas and gives it the courage to have ideas.  Continue reading

Bouncing Back After Holiday Binging

I love clean eating, but if you met me around the holidays you would never know it. It starts at Halloween. I consciously buy assorted candy bags with Sweetarts, Nerds and Laffy Taffy, which I can easily avoid, but when my children return from foraging with vast amounts of chocolate I loose all control. Yes, I admit it, I scour their Trick or Treating bags for my favorite candy ever…..Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups! Continue reading

Mommy and Baby Pea Workout

December 8th is a very important date for me; it always has been and always will be. December 8, 1927, my grandmother (or “Gram” as I always called her) was born. Her name was Evelyn and everyone called her Evie. I loved my Gram so much that I named my four month old daughter after her. I can already tell that my little Evie is going to have some of my Gram in her. I am hoping that one of those traits is that my Gram was always so active; growing up as a tomboy, climbing trees and constantly playing outside. Continue reading