Posts by pamelaepearson

Life is like a puzzle

Life is like a puzzle

Life is a puzzle This past weekend I visited my Mom. She had recently started a 1000+ piece jigsaw puzzle! It was a beautiful scene of over 50 hot air balloons rising above the ground. Many of the balloons were quite intricate, some were simple and a handful looked way too much alike. I could tell this puzzle would be a challenge yet I proceeded to jump right in. Mom had already built the outside border and a few of the simple balloons (the hippo is adorable.) We sorted the remaining puzzle pieces into groups to help make things easier. Sometimes we’d find a fit by color, sometimes pattern...

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Weight Loss: A side effect of enjoying life

Weight Loss: A side effect of enjoying life

What if losing weight was a side effect of enjoying life to the fullest and living a healthier lifestyle? Sound interesting? In a survey* of more than 5,000 US adults enjoying life to the fullest, living a healthier lifestyle, and losing weight were the top 3 2016 desired new year’s resolutions. Actually, losing weight has always topped the charts of resolutions (not to mention personal health goals.) But, are we looking at it all wrong? Most people think of losing weight and dieting as unpleasant. Restricting calories. Avoiding foods they love. Sweating it out at the gym. Eventually losing...

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Your Best 1st Step for a Healthy Year

Your Best 1st Step for a Healthy Year

Happy New Year! Whether you spent a cozy night in or a formal night out, I hope you had an enjoyable one. If you’re like me you may have indulged just a wee bit this season. Or, maybe you indulged a lot. Parties, goodies, sweets, dinners, cocktails and coffee are commonplace. Increased stress levels often mean increased smoking, sleep aids or other over-the-counter medications. Or, you might have been around sick people – or even been sick yourself. Whatever your experience, everything you took in – your liver was responsible for flushing out. An essential organ in detoxifying your...

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The Secret to Successful Self Care

The Secret to Successful Self Care

Life is full of choices. A single daily lifestyle choice will not likely “make or break your health”, however the compound effect of daily choices certainly will. What’s the secret to successful self-care? Self-care isn’t about taking care of ourselves once in a while. Self-care is about taking care of ourselves every day through daily lifestyle choices. Rather than make a big aggressive New Year’s Resolution, take a look at what small sustainable lifestyle choices you can make. Maybe you decide to take the stairs instead of the elevator. Perhaps you commit to drinking a glass of water...

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The big reason it’s time to move to a new state

The big reason it’s time to move to a new state

I live in a new state. I’m a Florida snowbird! After the record breaking snowfall of the 2014-2015 Boston winter I stopped talking the talk and walked the walk. Actually I didn’t walk, I drove from Massachusetts and gratefully replanted myself into sunshine and warmth simply because I could and because I desired to live a lifestyle I love. So I now find myself in Florida. I’m living in a completely new state. And, boy am I. The greater symbolism of “living in a new state” has not escaped me. Well, it did until now. Living in a new state encompasses more than just a physical (geographical)...

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