The value of persisting

When I was a teenager, I was part of a dance class— there were six or seven of us who were a core group. We had started as beginners and developed together. The teacher gave us a pep talk one day, saying that everyone had a distinct strength to offer— Allison had perfect feet and... Continue Reading →

Moving forward: Looking inward

2016 has been a rough year-- this  doesn't need to be said anymore. I personally feel like I was dragged behind a truck over a bumpy road for a while, sucker punched a few times, and spat on for good measure. There’s political strife, there’s personal heartbreak, there are pure WTF moments (e.g., the car... Continue Reading →

Dietary Guidelines: Who, What, Why, and WTH?

Perhaps you’ve hear the kerfuffle going on recently over the new dietary guidelines  released back in February. What’s going on, exactly? Is butter back? The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans”  is updated every five years, and it is billed as a joint effort of the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services. Does that... Continue Reading →

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