Category Archives: Positively Beautiful

Sometimes Mom needs to work.

It was the phone call that no mom ever wants to get. “Grant just threw up his breakfast.” Uh oh. I glanced at my schedule for the day and felt my heart sinking. All I wanted to do was rush … Continue reading

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The power of a good hair day.

My beautiful niece just turned 20, and watching her step into the world, all grown up, is an amazing thing to behold. But I remember when she was 3 years old — the year that she got her first “big … Continue reading

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Sniffling? Sneezing? Wheezing? You might have winter allergies.

“Achoooo!” Most of us associate annoying allergies with springtime. But millions of people suffer from “winter allergies” — irritations that pop up during colder months when most of us spend lots of time indoors, often in poorly ventilated homes with … Continue reading

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Big Goals or Tiny Changes?

Tis the season that makes us think about what we want to do differently in the future. A few years ago, my life was feeling incredibly packed and frenetic. I knew I needed to make some changes. I wanted to … Continue reading

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How “old” do you want to feel?

I met the holiday baking legend Donna Carlson when she was in her late seventies and our friendship lasted until her death a couple of years ago in early January. She was well into her eighties when she passed away. … Continue reading

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How to stay healthy, happy and active when winter is just… awful.

Dec 21st. Winter Solstice. The shortest day of the year. Here in Fargo, North Dakota, where I live, we’ll have about 8 hours and 30 minutes of daylight on that day. Which means… 15 hours and 30 minutes of darkness. … Continue reading

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Everything you ever wanted to know about… gluten.

A few days ago, I popped onto Facebook and asked a few friends: “What’s something you’d love to see me write about?” Someone said: “GLUTEN!” That’s not surprising. I am asked about it often in my office. And at cocktail … Continue reading

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My holiday intention: Simplicity. (What’s yours?)

There’s a book sitting on my bedside table, right now. It’s called Less. A friend gave it to me, months ago. “It’s a beautiful book about the power of doing less — and focusing your energy where it counts,” she told … Continue reading

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Growing Up Grateful: Thank Goodness for November

November seems to be lacking identity, just a build-up for the ultimate holiday of the year, Christmas. The days get shorter and we started talking about the dreaded windchill, brrrr. Sure, we have Thanksgiving, but now that seems less sacred … Continue reading

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Your DNA: Life by Destiny and Design

Ever since the Human Genome Project published findings in 2001, I’ve been wondering where this roadmap will lead us. The project was an international, collaborative program with a big goal of complete mapping and understanding of all the genes of human … Continue reading

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