“The Importance of Relationships” by Suzanne Rivard

Connection and relationships with others play vital roles in our lives. They help bring meaning and a sense of belonging to our lives. They help us contribute to others and feel like we matter; to give and receive love. Without them many feel lost, isolated, alone and have no sense of love in their life.…

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“The Serving Size Secret You Must Know” by Suzanne Rivard

Quick quiz: how many portions are in a bag of snack-size whole grain crackers? Or a small bottle of locally-pressed juice? Or a lunchbox pack of granola bars? Hint: it’s not “one.” Often, the above products contain two or two-and-a-half servings per package. Can YOU Eat Just One? Sure, you could go ahead and enjoy just half…

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“Exactly How Full is Your Glass?” by Suzanne Rivard

Picture a big glass goblet filled to the halfway mark with water. How do you see it – half-full or half-empty? Consistently finding the glass half-empty – and the world as a difficult place – is a hallmark of negativity. Research has found that a negative outlook can contribute to everything from depression to heart…

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“Go Beyond the Salad” by Suzanne Rivard

When you think about healthy eating, salads and green vegetables usually come to mind. But how about adding a little more variety to your plan? Root vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, and turnips, are a rich source of nutritious complex carbohydrates. Instead of upsetting blood sugar levels like refined sweet foods do, they help regulate…

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“Isn’t Fat Bad For Me?” by Suzanne Rivard

Dietary fat: is it good or bad? Both. You see, not all fats are created equal. The Skinny on Fats Heavily processed, hydrogenated “trans” fats used in prepared, packaged foods can be extremely damaging to the body. They can compromise the cardiovascular system, immune system, and contribute to behavior problems. They can also lead to…

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“Why Forgiveness Helps You Heal” by Suzanne Rivard

Have you ever downed an entire package of chips, crackers, or cookies? Ate pizza or cake until you felt sick? Drank more coffee or wine than your body wanted? Do you remember how you were feeling at the time? I ask because sometimes we overeat to help distract us from emotional pain. Think about it…

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“Manifesting Abundance and Prosperity” by Suzanne Rivard

You were born abundant. The universe is abundant. This is truth but you may have forgotten it. As we navigate life we become programmed to see the lack in everything, rather than the abundance that is right in front of us. It is up to you to create abundance and prosperity in your life. No…

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“Wabi-Sabi – Embracing The Perfection In Your Imperfections” by Suzanne Rivard

Isn’t it so true that we are hardest on ourselves? We are our own worse critics. Where did we learn to be so hard on ourselves? We are born as a perfect innocent child and as we grow up we take on beliefs that we are not perfect. We are flawed and never enough. The…

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“What is Your Purpose?” by Suzanne Rivard

Purpose can be defined to the task at hand or the overall theme in your life. This article focuses on your life purpose. Many words and terms are used to describe life purpose: your motor, drive, passion, inner mojo, and joie de vivre. I like inner mojo. Over the years I have done lots of…

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