Losing and Gaining Weight…it is not as simple as calories in/calories out

By Colleen Walsh Jednak | March 21, 2017

Guest article by Dr. Martha Arden, part of the “Strong Mamas Fit Families” Team. When I heard that the New England Journal of Medicine published a special article several weeks ago entitled “Myths, Presumptions, and Facts about Obesity,” I rushed to my hospital library’s website to download the article. I’ve often wondered about many of…

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Wanting What You Already Have Can Lead to Better Health

By Colleen Walsh Jednak | March 27, 2017

I was cleaning out some boxes and drawers this weekend, and I came across this card that one of my sons had given me for my birthday a few years ago. It was so sweet that I thought I would post it here. “Today is my mom’s birthday. I hope she likes this because I…

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Basic Meal Plan for Healthy Eating…with a few ideas for Kids who Won’t Eat Veggies!

By Colleen Walsh Jednak | March 28, 2017

Breakfast Whole grain cereal with milk and a banana Whole grain toast with natural peanut butter or soy butter Yogurt with fruit or granola Apple and string cheese Lunch Sandwich with whole grain bread and lean meat or tuna Apples and carrots with hummus or yogurt dip Yogurt with fruit or granola Low fat string…

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Healthy Eating: Breakfast 101

By Colleen Walsh Jednak | April 3, 2017

For more ideas for nutrition, exercise, and healthy family living, check in with www.wellnessnow.guru (“Our Blog”) ! Have a wonderful start to spring! Kids Need Their Morning Meal While adults need to eat breakfast each day to perform their best, kids need it even more. Their growing bodies and developing brains rely heavily on the regular intake…

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Put Your Stress Down Before It Gets Too Heavy to Carry…And Laugh Often <3

By Colleen Walsh Jednak | April 10, 2017

The article below was sent to me in an email from a good friend who thought that I would enjoy it…and she was right!! Stress can weigh us down…in fact it DOES weight us down. We need to develop different strategies for putting it down periodically, in the evening or whenever we can. If you…

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The Simple Practice of Daily Meditation

By Colleen Walsh Jednak | April 24, 2017

Many of us have heard about the pros of daily mediation…much research and discussion is still to be done on this subject…but more and more it seems that there is a positive correlation between a daily meditation practice and improved mood, health, and an actual change in brain chemistry so that these benefits can become…

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The Ryan Walsh Traumatic Brain Injury Fund in Memory of our Youngest Brother

By Colleen Walsh Jednak | April 25, 2017

Our silent auction to benefit the Ryan Walsh Traumatic Brain Injury Fund is live now through noon EST on 12/6/2017! That is the one year anniversary of losing Ryan. We want to celebrate his life with this auction which helps raise funds for TBI research. If you want to start your holiday shopping with some amazing items while also donating…

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For Father’s Day…A Shoutout to the Dads

By Colleen Walsh Jednak | June 13, 2017

Some of my earliest memories of my father include riding around the living room on his back while he pretended to be a horse, letting me touch his scratchy weekend beard, telling me silly jokes and teaching me how to play cards. I remember sitting under the kitchen table early in the morning with one…

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College Bound!

By Colleen Walsh Jednak | August 28, 2017

For my friends who are in the process of dropping off their first-borns (or any other children too!)at college and are hurting…I have been there. I know it hurts far more than you ever would have imagined when you were battling that ornery teen just last year. When you give birth, they tell you that…

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Be Present and Avoid Dying, Having Never Lived

By Colleen Walsh Jednak | March 14, 2021

Disclaimer: we cannot avoid dying. Death is universal. However, we do have control over how colorfully we live. The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered, “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious…

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