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Healthy Deviants Unite!

This isn’t going to come as a surprise to many of you, but I found out a few days ago that I am a healthy deviant. Wondering if YOU are also a healthy deviant? Free Healthy Deviant Quiz Please meet Pilar Gerasimo who has a new book all about being a healthy deviant! She has

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Mini vacations restore and refresh

About a month ago, my housemate Karen and I were lamenting that both of us are single and the options for vacations are pretty bleak during this coronavirus time. Neither of us wanted to go camping alone or really go anywhere alone. But the options for group outings are not safe and not available.  All

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Exercise accountability and celebration when gyms aren’t very safe

I like lifting weights. I don’t love it, but I do like it. What about you? What’s your relationship to lifting weights?  My friend Linda Brandt is a weight lifting wonder. She’s a tiny powerhouse who can lift BIG weight. She regularly surprises people she encounters at the local YWCA with how much weight she

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3 Healthy recipes for pandemic summertime

I love cooking. This was not something I have enjoyed doing my whole life. The few years before I found out I had cancer for the first time, I was a Lean Cuisine frozen dinner expert. Round 1 of cancer got me off the frozen dinner bandwagon, but it wasn’t until round 2 of cancer

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Managing loneliness during this never ending pandemic

I notice my loneliness more now than maybe I ever have. Can you relate? Granted, I remember I went through a big loneliness phase in my mid 20’s, when I first started remembering my childhood sexual abuse and needed space from my family. With lots of therapy and intentional friends connecting, I made it through

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