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  •   Dear Graduating Class of 2020, You’ve been jipped. No way to sugarcoat this one. You have spent years working hard toward graduation, whether it be from 8th grade, high school, college, or another degree. All the course work, final exams, projects and planning to make sure you took just the right classes, was done with an end goal: g

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  • Happy Mother’s Day   Every year on the second Sunday in May we celebrate mothers around the world. This Sunday, the celebration will be more special than ever before. For some, it may be the first time you have been able to see your mother in a long while. Various stay at home orders around our country have prohibited large gatherin

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  •   Focus Where It Counts Dear Friend, What to do with all the time at home For the past few weeks, I’ve woken up each morning with a list of things to do running through my head. Clean out closets, sort through files in my office, trim the bushes, clean out the garage, etc. Of course, this is on top of my usual day-to-day “normal

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  • Happy Easter/Passover Hello, It’s been almost ten years since my husband, Larry, passed away but I still recall during the early stages of my grief it felt as though I was living a parallel life. I had one-foot living in the past, remembering every holiday and celebration with Larry by my side, and the other foot living in the present, faci

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  • Finding Strength and Hope in Time of Uncertainty   Dear Friend, First, I hope this newsletter finds you and your family safe and healthy. In my last newsletter I mentioned that I would be off for two weeks due to spring break. I, like many of you, needed a little more time to adjust to a temporary new way of life. I admit, I also nee

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  • The Skinny on Fat   Hi There, Have you ever wondered why some things that taste so good are so bad for you? It doesn’t seem fair, does it? Well, some good news I’ll reveal today is that some fats you’ve probably given up, you may be able to incorporate back into your diet, in moderation. In last week’s post, “Fat: Good or Bad

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  • Fat: Is it Good or Bad For You?   Hi There, I mentioned in my last post, “Sugar: It Is a Big Deal,” that the low-fat craze in the eighties was a big factor in increasing the amount of sugar used in producing many foods. Without the fat, manufacturers needed an ingredient to enhance the flavor, hence many variations of sugar was added

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  • Sugar: It Is a Big Deal!   Hi there, Now that Valentine’s Day is over, and all the chocolate goodies have been eaten, I want to get back to talking about sugar. My whole goal is to provide information so you can make the best decision for your health. So, with that in mind, “Please don’t shoot the messenger!” In my previous p

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  • Sugar: What’s the Big Deal? Hello, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Easter, 4th of July… What do these special occasions all have in common? Sugary, sweet treats, that’s what! If we limited our indulgence of sugar to these few days of the year, I honestly don’t think our sugar intake would be a big deal, yet… Th

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  • Open Your Heart to LoveHello,Valentine’s Day is Friday and one can’t help but think about love. Do you dread this day or embrace it with open arms?If you’re heart has recently been broken, you may want to avoid this day and its reminders of love at any cost. I know that’s how I felt the first Valentine’s Day without Larry.The pain of losi

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