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Extinguish the Pilot Light
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(c) by Emily Boller   Image credit: Flickr by Samuel M. Livingston   I grew up on a farm. My dad always planted a large garden every spring. It produced a bountiful harvest, and they preserved greens beans, tomatoes, tomato juice, cabbages, beets, carrots, corn, and pickles . . . enough to feed a family of seven through the winter months. In fact, some of my...

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Making Healthy Food Convenient; Part 2
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Making Healthy Food Convenient; Part 2 (c) by Emily Boller Last week, I explained how to make bean dips, bean spreads, and hummus convenient and inexpensive. Making Healthy Food Convenient; Part 1 Let’s face it, one of the reasons why “fast food” has become popular is it’s easily accessible and relatively cheap (although “relatively cheap” is rapidly changing!). I want to bust the myth that eating healthy is too...

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Radical Versus Middle-of-the-Road
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(c) by Emily Boller   Wormsloe Plantation, Savannah, Georgia     Photo credit: Emily Boller   I had been tampering with impulsive lapses in judgment regarding food addiction for the past couple of weeks. My schedule had been out-of-sync. I was carelessly participating in way too many social eating occasions back-to-back. [There’s absolutely nothing harmful about social eating–unless one continually eats when not hungry. When I am engaged in countless conversations...

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Making Healthy Food Convenient
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  Making Healthy Food Convenient; Part I (c) by Emily Boller   I raised five children in the fast lane of soccer games, dance practices and performances, and a myriad of activities that required this mother to spend more time behind the steering wheel of a van than in a kitchen. I got sucked into the insanity vortex of overcommitment and “soccer momming” at the...

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I Am Not a Suicide Loss Survivor
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(c) by Emily Boller   Photo credit: Yaro Photography   September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and for the next thirty days my Facebook newsfeed will be inundated with articles related to the topic. Unfortunately, I automatically joined a club several years ago that I never signed up for—and somehow through the algorithms of Faceook my name was added to the spam list for...

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