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live mindfully

We all have moments when we want to reward ourselves with something or it may be an event that needs to be celebrated. Many times, this celebration or reward revolves around or involves some type of food. There is nothing wrong with this approach as long as we can be mindful of our choices.  Each… Continue reading »

 Recording Now Available: Life Hacks: Eat Healthy On a Busy Schedule Presented by Dr. Carolyn Dunn, Professor and Nutrition Specialist at NC State University The “Life Hacks” component of the recent Mediterranean Diet mini-series, Med Instead of Meds, was so popular, we have decided to carry it through to future webinars. We introduce Life Hacks:… Continue reading »

One of my goals for the year was to reduce the amount of time I spent on social media and to instead, just live in the moment. Instead of being burdened by taking a perfect picture, crafting a clever caption, and keeping track of the number of likes, I decided to look UP (something I learned… Continue reading »

The cold weather signals a time when winter squash are in abundance. Butternut, acorn, and pumpkins – are all great fiber-rich squash to enjoy when the winter rolls around. One of my favorite ways to make butternut squash also is the easiest. Smashed Butternut Squash I like to use this as a bed for grilled chicken… Continue reading »

Feed a cold starve a fever – wait, it may be the reverse. The best medicine for colds and flu are to not get sick in the first place. Cold and flu season is here. What can you do to make sure your immune system is in tiptop shape to help you fight off all… Continue reading »

I have a three-pronged problem: I want to eat healthy, I hate to cook, and I’m lazy. I was going to say “busy,” but I will own “lazy.” I am also a science fiction fan. My favorite part of the movie is not when they defeat the hostile aliens, but when the crew gathers around… Continue reading »

I have been aware, through my work, of the relationship between the built environment and health for a while now. We collaborate with other organizations to increase access to places for physical activity (e.g., parks and greenways), and support communities’ work to develop transportation plans that promote biking and walking. I believe that this is… Continue reading »

I’m feeling the pressure. Despite my plans and good effort, it’s late December, and my to-do list is missing more than a few happy check marks: Get a gift for the holiday exchange Pick a recipe and make a dish for the holiday pot luck Ship presents to my niece and nephews out west There… Continue reading »

Sometimes working out in the gym can seem difficult if you are out of shape and/or not fit. It can become a bit discouraging at times seeing already fit individuals making everything look so easy. Finally, I came to the realization that my increased sweat and fatigue will provide me the confidence needed for my… Continue reading »

This is my very fabulous American Bulldog, Ruckus! I am sharing his picture not just because he is cute, but because he is the reason why I generally don’t get to bring food to holiday gatherings.  My family is old school African American and people who have indoor pets and bring food are considered a… Continue reading »