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Thanksgiving With A Little Less Sugar

You blinked, and it’s here: Thanksgiving, also known as 38 minutes of eating a meal that takes 36 hours to make and 8 hours to digest. When it comes to cooking, in a world of Turducken, nothing seems simple, anymore. Is your turkey free range, organic and college educated? Will you brine, BBQ, bake or deep fry, bringing new meaning ...

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Hiking up the 4 Mile Trail to Glacier Point

Views of snow capped mountains and flowing waterfalls were our reward once we made it to the top but Yosemite Falls with rainbows was also pretty darn special. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 9.85 Miles Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Elevation Range: 3,980′ – 7,221′ Date: November 4, 2016 Maps: El Capitan Topographic Quad Dog Hike? No, dogs not allowed in ...

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Metaphors Are Key To Understanding Beliefs

Last week I talked about belief systems, and perception being the lens through which we see and understand the world (you may want to read my previous blog before reading this one). Our thoughts and imagination create our belief systems, and our belief systems are shared with the world through the words that we use. While some poets may believe ...

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Hiking from Nelder Grove to Kelty Meadow

We headed up to Nelder Grove to check out those fall dogwoods and we discovered surprises along our adventure to Kelty Meadow. Distance: 8.44 miles (but you can go more or less if you want to) Difficulty: Easy to moderate Elevation Range: 5,275′ – 6,115′ Date: October 26, 2015 Topographic Quad Map: Falls Ridge Topographic Quad Dog Hike? Absolutely!! It ...

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Hiking through Mono Meadow and along the Buena Vista Trail

I had never hiked out through Mono Meadow and beyond in the fall and since Tioga Road was temporarily closed due to rockfalls, it sounded like a good workout with the possibility of seeing some fall color. Where: Yosemite National Park Distance: 12.65 Miles Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Elevation Range: 6,361′ – 7,264′ Date: October 20, 2016 Maps: El Capitan, ...

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Challenge Your Belief Systems Around Health

Imagine there are two people hanging out at a park enjoying lovely fall weather, when they see a dog in the near distance trotting toward them. The first person gets a big smile on his face, as warm and fuzzy hormones like oxytocin start flowing through his body. He squats down for some doggy love and is very happy about ...

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Hiking with Sally from Tyee Lakes to Lake Sabrina

Sally and I hiked some new country, full of yellow aspens along the South Fork of Bishop Creek and when we reached the high points of our climb, we had magnificent views of colorful high mountains. Where: Inyo National Forest, John Muir Wilderness Distance: 8.09 Miles Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 9,052′ – 11,592′ Date: October 11, 2016 Maps: Mount Darwin ...

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What’s The Deal With All These Delivered Dinners?

When I talk to clients about healthy eating and spending time in the home kitchen, I get lots of enthusiasm, until about the second or third week when the novelty of cooking from scratch begins to lose its shine. To make it less likely that a client will go for fast food temptations when in a rush, I coach them on the importance ...

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Hiking with Sally from Lundy Lake through Mill Creek Canyon

Sally and I followed the footprints of miners that lived in the towns of Lundy and the long gone town of Wasson to check out those gold producing mines. As we followed those old roads and trails, we took in the fall colors and reflections in the beaver ponds along the way. Where: Inyo National Forest, Hoover Wilderness Distance: 10.23 ...

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If It Ain’t Broke Is It Really Okay?

Written by Glenn Raggio — There is much to be said of the adage, “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” Status quo, when compared to the darker alternatives of nearly everything, wins hands down. Getting older encourages the cliché more than anything else I might imagine. We have inherited our parents’ and grandparents’ views, habits, and superstitions in regard to ...

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