Category Archives: You First

Outexercising Extra Calories is Almost Impossible

I really enjoyed reading this interview I found on GrubStreet before my walk this morning.   GrubStreet is one of the nation’s leading creative writing centers.  Here was one of the interviewer’s questions: Q:  I want to lose weight. Is diet really more important than exercise? “Yes. It is much easier to outeat running than […]
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Earth Day 2020/Covid-19

I recently read an obituary of a woman in her late 90’s who passed away from the coronavirus.  Her older sister passed away 102 years ago during the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic!  Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  Earth Day 2020 falls in the same year that we are struggling with the […]
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Eat Right Bite by Bite

Today is the last day of March and due to the coronavirus pandemic, I missed blogging about National Nutrition Month.  Since we are all hunkered down, their could not be a better time to cook and eat whole foods at home.  This is your opportunity to really focus on what you drink and what you […]
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Monday

It is the start of a new week of social distancing. According to Nancy Lublin who co-founded Crisis Text Line, a nonprofit text-messaging organization, the volume of messages has surged during the coronavirus pandemic.  In her words, “What we need right now is physical distance and social connection.” Anxiety is high and we all have […]
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Spend Time Outside Everyday, Especially Now

What a difference a week makes. Last Friday was March 13th, and many would not have predicted where we are today, one week later!  In Washington State, we are social distancing in an attempt to flatten the curve of additional exposure to the coronavirus. Immersing yourself in nature is restorative and studies have found that […]
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Boosting Your Immune System

The arrival in Seattle and the United States, of Covid-19 has been an eye-opening experience.  It landed on our shores and is altering our daily lives in ways we never really could have imagined. There have been those trying to educate us to become prepared, only apparently we were not listening.  It seems to be […]
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Working From Home/Sick Time

Governor Jay Inslee said Monday that a statewide closure of restaurants, bars, entertainment and recreational facilities will last two weeks and may be extended as Washington state uses social distancing to try to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Inslee also included entertainment, leisure and non-essential services in the emergency proclamation.  All schools in […]
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Children’s Risk from the Coronavirus/The Way to Wash Hands

On Friday, March 13th, the Wall Street Journal published an excellent special report on Navigating the Coronavirus.  Today is Tuesday, March 17th and in just 4 days a number of the articles seem to be irrelevant due to new recommendations to address this highly contagious virus. Yesterday morning the top article on page one of […]
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Most at Risk/Coronavirus vs. Flu

Last Monday I was blogging about the coronavirus crisis in Seattle.  One week later, the news along with the actions taken to reduce the serious health impacts of this virus, have changed our world.  Each day brings dramatic changes to our daily lives that will affect all of us and our families, friends and co-workers […]
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Coping with Anxiety Over the Coronavirus

Early this week I got outside for a short walk at Volunteer Park in Seattle.  I was early enough that a thick fog had not yet lifted and I spotted this mallard pair resting in the dewey grass. You could barely see the massive big trees in the park. Even though it was chilly and […]
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