Author Archives: Debbie McGauran

9 Weird Yet Wonderful Health-filled Foods

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You may think you have all the healthy diet menu choices down pat. The truth is there are many weird and wonderful foods you may never have considered that should find their way onto your plate. Healthy eating does not have to be boring. Just take a look at these strange foods and you decide…   …Continue Reading


12 Easy Ways To Burn 100 Calories

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Maintaining a healthy weight and staying fit doesn’t require as much effort as you might think. In addition to eating a nutritious diet, the secret involves getting up off the couch and moving. That’s not to say all exercise is created equal. The more intense and longer the duration, the more calories you burn. However,   …Continue Reading


10 Homegrown Vegetables & Herbs with Serious Health Advantages

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Growing your own vegetables and herbs has many health advantages. You don’t need to use pesticides, plus homegrown means they’re fresh and taste better than store bought because they’re chock full of vitamins and minerals that haven’t been stripped out through processing.   Gardening encourages relaxation and reconnects us with Mother Nature, and it’s a great way to teach your children   …Continue Reading


12 Feel Good Facts About Chocolate

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Most people love chocolate in one form or another. Whether as a chocolate bar, dipped strawberry, in syrup form, drizzled over cheesecake, or as a hot drink with marshmallows on a cold winter’s night. Chocolate is a feel good food, associated with positive emotions such as love and romance. Anybody who’s every gone shopping for   …Continue Reading


6 Steps for Healthier Decision Making

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All of us have struggled at one time or another with making decisions. Whether simple, such as deciding between chicken or fish for dinner or more complex such as whether or not to make a drastic career change, quit smoking, or embark on a strenuous weight loss program.  Normally we find ourselves carefully weighing the   …Continue Reading


8 Effective Ways to Banish Negativity

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Negative emotions are destructive to your health. Especially if you allow them to multiply and consume your every waking moment. Left untreated, negativity can lead to depression, ruined relationships, lead to alcohol and substance abuse, financial problems, health problems, and even death. Once you get into a pattern of negative thinking it can be difficult   …Continue Reading


10 Common Diet Traps

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Most diets are started with the best of intentions. Whether to lose weight, improve overall health, feel better or increase your self-esteem and energy. Nobody sets out to fail when embarking on a diet. Yet that’s exactly what thousands of people do every year. There are a myriad of reasons why diets fail.  Unrealistic expectations   …Continue Reading


10 Ways to Assess Suicide Risk using the “SADPERSONS” Scale

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Suicide is a major public health concern. It ranks 10th as the leading cause of death for all ages. In the United States alone, suicide accounts for one death every 12.3 minutes. It is estimated that more than 30,000 Americans committed suicide in any given year. The numbers are equally dismal for Canadians.  Suicide is   …Continue Reading


All the Rage: 8 Facts on What, Where, and Why Out of Control Anger Occurs

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Anger is a normal human emotion. It signals that something that is wrong or not working well. It’s how you process these feelings and what you do with them that counts. When anger festers and grows it can turn into something unhealthy and destructive, called rage.  This out of control emotion is characterized by intensely   …Continue Reading


7 Cognitive Behavioral Techniques to Help Reframe Your Thinking

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is often used by therapists to help people overcome their negative thinking patterns and replace them with healthier, more positive thoughts. By reframing your thinking you improve your mental outlook, which in turn results in more a more positive attitude, behavior and life outcomes. Old, negative patterns of thinking are often   …Continue Reading