Monthly Archives: February 2015

I Had No Idea: NEDA Week

As NEDA prepared to honor the annual National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, I was curious to learn what this year’s theme would be. It’s always thoughtful and timely, and this year? Oh, this is something that hits close to home. “I … Continue reading

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Cacao Love

There are few things quiet as pleasurable as the rich, luscious, sweetly bitter taste of deep, dark chocolate. It’s synonymous with Valentine’s Day and a known key to a woman’s heart. But how? First, a reminder: the darker, the better. … Continue reading

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A (love) note on coffee

Coffee, you wonderful nectar you. Did you know that the irresistible aroma of freshly brewed java is actually a total turn on? (Tell me something I don’t know, you might be thinking.) That’s right – studies have shown that coffee … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wisdom

A sweet friend recently told me that mid-afternoon can be the most challenging time of the day for her. And when I thought about, I realized it is for me too. That pocket of time when our energy begins to … Continue reading

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Try it Tuesday: Dry Brushing

Consider adding this soothing step to your morning routine. Dry brushing not only exfoliates, but it revs up your lymphatic system to help remove toxins, increases circulation, and can be quite meditative. Treat yourself before you hop into the shower … Continue reading

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Meatless Monday – Hearty Minestrone Soup

Whenever I make soup, I always wonder why I don’t do it more often. It’s shockingly easy – a little chopping, a little stirring, a little simmering and you’ve got a pot of nourishing homemade goodness. With plenty of leftovers. … Continue reading

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Thank you, Mr. Rogers

Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly how he or she is, right here and now. -Fred Rogers The man in the … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wisdom

Brene is right on, of course…but somehow this can be a lot easier said than done. One of the biggest challenges in a month of self-love might just be treating ourselves with the ​same dignity and respect we would someone … Continue reading

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I don’t love football. Or commercials. What I do love is my DVR, which allows me to skip over both. If I’m directing my attention to the television, I want the meat of it thankyouverymuch. Somehow, the makers of feminine … Continue reading

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A few good reads 2.1

Here in Chicago, it’s a fab day for tae, reading, cozy socks and snow angels…the perfect ingredients for getting your self-love on, yes? Heat up a cuppa and snuggle in with a few good reads to start your week: From Danielle … Continue reading

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