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The Spirit of a Winner

On my way to a UCF Football game, John and I ran into the Basketball team signing autographs.  John insisted I get a picture with Tacko Fall, who is 7’6” and studying engineering.  Last season he was hurt and so this year we all look forward to his playing well for the team.  Yes, this …

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Spice it up!

I’ve always loved spicy foods, but it wasn’t until I was trying to find a way of beating cancer with nutrition that I really educated myself on using organic spices and herbs for healing.  Daily, I do my best to incorporate the following into my meals.  Some days I do better than others, but always …

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Facing our Fear

We just recently moved to a home on a lake.  It had been our mission for some time to get back on the water and we finally did it.  When we met our neighbors, we heard about the 10 foot alligator lurking on our side of the shoreline. We row most every day and that …

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Where to Find Fresh Organic Food?

Finding organic food is tough going if you don’t live close to a health food store. When I first moved from NYC to Florida, I was aghast at what a food desert I had moved to.  You would think Florida would have the freshest produce available, but back in 2000, when I arrived, it didn’t.  …

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The Joy of the Unexpected

When I was battling cancer I initially found it hard to focus on anything but that.  I had pain, I ached, I had no energy, it was hard to eat, walk, think and be positive.  What helped me immensely was changing my focus off myself and my problems and looked outward to help others.  It …

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“Hara Hachi Bu”

The cultural practice of mindful eating is one of the many reasons why Okinawa, Japan has a higher percentage of centenarians than anywhere else in the world.  This 2500-year-old Confucian mantra and simple Japanese phrase, “Hara Hachi Bu”, is said like a prayer before each meal—it’s translation means—stop eating at 80 percent full.  I read …

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Laughter is the Best Healing Medicine!

When I was going through all the rough times of cancer, I always made it a point to include laughter in my day.  Watching something funny or reading it stimulates your body, enhances oxygen intake, and helps your brain release endorphins—our feel-good brain chemicals. This relieves stress and as we are all know—stress creates disease. …

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