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What’s Your Resolution and Sticking with It

Guest Post by Jen Malik

Man, if I had a dime for every resolution I made throughout the years. Or if I lost a pound for every resolution I’d ever made. Hehehe. Seriously, as I get older, choosing the right resolution and sticking with it, starts to get a bit easier. I’m never going to be a size 0 again and my chance at being a billionaire is likely over, so why not simply work toward a realistic happier, healthier life, right? That’s exactly what I plan to do for 2010.

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Staying in at New Years: Fun Ideas for All

Guest Post by Jen Malik

Can you believe it’s almost here…the last celebration of the year? Coming up the milestone year of 2010 that used to just to be something we heard about in science fiction novels and movies.
We’re planning a fun evening in this evening (fondue…as usual!) – forget the crowds, over-priced events. If you’re doing the same, here are some ideas for you.

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Returning Gifts & Sore Feelings

Guest Post by Jen Malik

It never fails. Aunt Rita always buys you that horrendous Christmas sweater that you’re just never going to wear. Of course, if you’re ultra-polite, you may make an obligatory appearance in the sweater just once. But goodness knows, you don’t want that sweater.

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What to Do with Christmas Dinner Leftovers

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It’s fun (well, for most of us…I think!) to have the entire family together for a Christmas dinner. You share good food and good times on that special day of the year. But, what happens to the food once the meal is over? Well, I’ve got 8 ideas for you and hope they’ll come in handy.

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Ideas for More Family Togetherness on Christmas

Guest Post by Jen Malik

Christmas is the time of year when families can renew their connections to one another – but with the commercialism of the holiday, sometimes this gets lost. If you are trying to rekindle those feelings of love within your own family, here are some ways to do just that on Christmas day.

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Guest Post by Jen Malik

I love Christmas Eve. It’s a relaxing night (well, compared to the chaos of tomorrow morning) and offers a little time to reflect while the wee ones sleep. They’ll be jumping on my bed at the crack of dawn (or earlier), so now’s my time.

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Last Minute Gift Ideas

Guest Post by Jen Malik

I’ve never been one to get my Christmas shopping done ahead of time. It just doesn’t feel like Christmas until it’s really time. I got a good chuckle when I was in a grocery line earlier this month and the cashier told me (it was DECEMBER 4!!!), “I’m going to finish my last-minute Christmas shopping tomorrow.”

What?

Last minute?

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Easy Christmas Dinner Ideas

Guest Post by Jen Malik

I’m looking forward to coming around with a few thoughts over the Christmas holiday while our resident blogger takes a well-deserved break. I welcome your comments and ideas. I love this time of year and hearing about other people’s ideas and traditions.

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Do Diet Pills Work?

Do diet pills or supplements work? Is it even possible to use a supplement to help lose weight and maintain your new weight? Would you want to do this?

We are an instant gratification nation of people. I want what I want, when I want it. This holds true for diets and weight loss. We can fall prey to the instant fix…

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Healthy Weight and Nutrition

 Did you ever stop think about the role of nutrition, health and healthy weight? Probably not. Nutrition is the daily intake of food and nourishment to attain and maintain health through all the stages of life, birth through our senior years

 In the early 70’s, I taught all my heart patients about diet and exercise. I was the “kooky nurse”. I believe more than ever, when we get sick, we need to get back in the kitchen