You can be happy without being healthy but you cannot truely be healthy without happiness!


This article is from Chiara Fucarino. Enjoy!

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to address those with clinical depression or other mental illnesses.

happinessThere are two types of people in the world: those who choose to be happy, and those who choose to be unhappy. Contrary to popular belief, happiness doesn’t come from fame, fortune, other people, or material possessions. Rather, it comes from within. The richest person in the world could be miserable while a person living in the slums of a third world country could be happy and content. I have spent plenty of time amongst both groups to have seen it first hand. Happy people are happy because they make themselves happy. They maintain a positive outlook on life and remain at peace with themselves.

The question is: how do they do that?

It’s quite simple. Happy people have good habits that enhance their lives. They do…

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Healthy Eating Tips for the New Year

It drives me crazy when people go on fad diets or crash to loose weight. It’s unhealthy and usually leads to gaining the weight right back. These are some good tips for lifestyle changes that will help your overall health.

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Below are guidelines for overall healthy eating are similar for all people (with or without diabetes.) Rather than fads or crash dieting, the following guidelines should become habits to help achieve a healthy body weight and overall health.


  • Limit frequency of restaurant dining and fast food
  • Limit frequency and portion size of desserts
  • Drink 8-11 cups of water daily
  • Avoid or limit all beverages with calories
  • Make slow, gradual changes to nutrition plan


  • Eat a variety of vegetables as frequently as possible.
  • Try to include all colors throughout the week (red, orange, green, yellow, purple).
  • Season with herbs and spices rather than sauce, cheese, butter or oils.
  • Aim for vegetables to cover half of the entire plate.


  • Try lemon juice, vinegar or vinaigrette on salads (For a kick try salsa with fat free sour cream).
  • Dip the fork into dressing first to limit the amount, but still…

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