Author: Dyan Damron

Back-To-School and Back To Healthful Lunches & Snacks

As parents and kids get back into the routine of school and extracurricular activities, it’s a perfect time to start thinking about meals and snacks. Proper nutrition is vital this time of year because we need to feed our kids the proper fuel to keep their bodies and minds strong. These recipes are very affordable, which is great when you’re buying notebooks, book bags, and clothes for back-to-school. Many of these can be prepared ahead of time and even with help from the kids! The lunches will stay safe even if left at room temp for a few hours....

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The Love of Your Life

When Valentine’s Day rolls around, most of us are thinking of ways we can show our significant other how much we love him or her. However, I suggest we all take the time to also show ourselves a little love. While I have been known to be a bit of a cynic when it comes to finding romance with “the one”, I am certainly no skeptic when it comes to being true to the only person you’ll be with forever – yourself. And honestly, how can you expect someone else to love you if you don’t love yourself. Plus,...

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New Year, New Day, New Chance

Each New Year, we make resolutions. We pledge to reinvent or transform ourselves into a better, faster, stronger, less cursing, more praising, highly philanthropic, in-the-moment person. While our intentions may be good, our goals are often too lofty and our willpower is too low. Without a good plan, many of us will fail or abandon our resolutions. In fact, only about 50% of people keep their New Year’s resolutions for three months, and even less keep them for six months. Some of the top resolutions each year include losing weight, getting in shape, and eating healthier. These are awesome...

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Happy Healthy Holiday

The holidays can be a tough time to stay healthy and maintain your weight. In fact, most Americans gain an average of five to 12 pounds between Halloween and New Year. And what’s worse, they don’t lose that extra weight, so it compounds every year. But, we can turn that trend around and be good role-models for our families. We can keep the holiday spirit throughout the season without the holiday hangover in the New Year. The holidays are stressful enough with shopping, decorating, parties, and mall traffic! So here are my stress-free tips for getting all the joy...

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#TBT Thanksgiving Day

We’ve all participated in Throwback Thursday – from posting old college photos to adorable shots of the kids as babies. It’s a fun way to recall the past and remember good times (and bad hair). This month I encourage you to participate in a very special #TBT on the most celebrated Thursday of the year – Thanksgiving. If we go back to the original Thanksgiving nearly 400 years ago, the colonist’s and Native American’s table was much different from today’s table. The first recorded Thanksgiving in 1621 was a celebration of the autumn harvest. The colonists and Native Americans...

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