Getting a Realistic Perspective on Our Celebrity-Obsessed Culture

HOLLYWOODCA - OCTOBER 82015: empty star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood California. This star is located on Hollywood Blvd. and is one of 2400 celebrity stars.

The fashion and celebrity magazines in the supermarket checkout aisle love to boast the latest and greatest in celebrity news, and chief among that is news related to diet and exercise. Which celebrity lost weight? Gained weight? Was spotted on their way to yoga class? Seen leaving the gym with a sweat-soaked t-shirt? These pictures can be fun and mindless fodder, but for some of them are glorified images that are actually unhealthy, or don’t tell the whole story. It’s when we put those pictures up on a pedestal of our ideal that we get in trouble. [Read more…]

4 Ways to Navigate Technology Boundaries & Limits with Children

Little boy child kid playing games on smartphone mobile phone outdoor. Technology generation.

Technology – we definitely can’t live without it (I’ve certainly been fortunate to see enough advances in technology help many medical cases that years ago wouldn’t have been afforded the same positive outcomes), but when it comes to our personal lives, we’re not necessarily doing a great job living with it, either.

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Gardening the Live It Way

Multiple jars of canned tomato sauce sitting on a table

We’re busy people, and the Live It Diet and Exercise program is all about integrating changes into your life that are sustainable for the rest of your life under any circumstances. Whether you live in an urban or suburban environment, gardening is a great way to enjoy delicious organic fruits and vegetables grown walking distance from where you sleep and eat and forge a deeper and more conscious connection to your food as you learn to live the Live It Lifestyle. [Read more…]