Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

Member Musings: What We Choose to Feel

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I often hear women speak of the pain of childbirth. “Why would I want to feel that?,” they cry. “Why on earth would I want to feel that pain?” I invite you to consider that the sensations of birthing your baby

Do-It-Yourself Nontoxic Cleaning Wipes

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Hundreds of chemicals have been found in the umbilical cord blood of newborns, and the lower you go down the socioeconomic scale in this country, the worse it is. How are the bioaccumilative effects of these chemicals affecting us, and worse, how are they affecting our babies?

Do You Prefer Childlike Wonder or Adultlike Wonder?

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The other night, I was at a dinner party, and a new acquaintance told me that he wanted to cultivate a life of childlike wonder and adventure. I was intrigued. What an interesting aim. I was particularly struck by his use of the adjective “childlike.” He used this phrase, “childlike wonder,” a few times, so clearly […]

Member Musings: Emotional Connection to Food Challenges

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I recently participated in a 30-day raw food challenge with some friends. Halfway through the month, some folks had a hard time “sticking with it,” and wanted to find ways to make a mental shift so it would seem easier.  Here are a few ideas that seem to help me when I’m dealing with emotions.

Free Assessment for Risk of Autism

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If something doesn’t seem right with your child’s development, it can be hard to distinguish between a developmental delay and what may be a normal part of growing up. But the sooner you know, the more you can help your child grow. Cognoa gives parents concrete answers, using a clinically validated video assessment developed over […]

Competition vs. Creativity

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We civilized folk seem to be addicted to competition — obsessed with who is the best and the worst, who has the most and the least, who are the winners and the losers. In our culture we habitually frame most everything in terms of conflict and competition. “Do you love dancing? … You should enter […]

When Do You Find Time to Exercise? No, Seriously. When?

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I love to exercise. I’m not an athlete by any stretch, and I would most definitely be picked last for any game except Quidditch (okay, fine. I wouldn’t even get picked for my favorite, broom-stick-enabled team sport because I’m hopelessly afraid of heights). I’m not wholly uncoordinated; I did ballet pretty seriously in high school, […]

Free E-Book: 35 Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas

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Download a free copy of One Medical Group’s e-book, featuring 35 delicious, nutritionist-approved breakfast recipes to keep you fueled all day long. From vitamin-packed smoothies to gluten-free and dairy-free options, most of these morning meals take less than 15 minutes to prepare! Jumpstart your day with new healthy breakfast recipes. Learn more about One Medical’s modern approach […]

Book a Doctor’s Visit on Your Schedule

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Busy parents deserve the same high-quality health care they’d expect for their kids. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to One Medical Group’s hassle-free approach to the doctor’s office. Designed around your needs, One Medical provides comprehensive adult primary care that’s convenient and flexible. Book an appointment online (even for the same day!) and […]

The Trouble with Motherhood

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Since my book Raising Happiness was published, I’ve met so many unhappy mothers I’ve come to believe there might just be an epidemic of unhappiness in mothers. Studies have long showed that parents tend to be unhappier than their childless counterparts. (Seven percent unhappier, on average.) Parents tend to feel happier grocery shopping and sleeping than they […]

Try out Dinnerbundle – $20 off!

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Ready to try a better dinner experience? Dinnerbundle makes weeknight cooking more fun and less stressful. We deliver delicious 30-minute-recipes and matching fresh ingredients to your home, so that you can cook healthy and family-friendly dinners without the hassle. Sign up at www.dinnerbundle.com, enter code “PAMP” and get $20 off! 3 dinners for 4 people […]

Book a Doctor’s Visit on Your Schedule

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Busy parents deserve the same high-quality health care they’d expect for their kids. That’s why we’re excited to introduce you to One Medical Group’s hassle-free approach to the doctor’s office. Designed around your needs, One Medical provides comprehensive adult primary care that’s convenient and flexible. Book an appointment online (even for the same day!) and […]

The Magic of Eating a Banana

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Nate is six months old when his pediatrician tells me that I can start feeding him solids. I am so excited to offer him something besides rice cereal that I run down to the store with him to buy a couple of baby-food jars. He bounces close to my body in the baby carrier. As […]

For the New Year: Creating Your Habit Environment

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Let’s imagine that you’re going to change your diet — you’re going from eating chips, ho-hos, Double Down Chicken Sandwiches and taco “meat” in a Dorito shell, to eating fruits and veggies and beans and nuts and whole grains. Sound easy? But when you’re stressed and tired from a long day of rebranding meetings and […]

Five Tips for a Healthier Family

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Any day is the prefect day to make a few easy changes that can help your kids get healthier and stay that way. Here are five tips for healthy choices you can make now to support your family’s best health: 1. Take a walk together Walking is the easiest way to get lasting health benefits. Even […]