Get this: U.S. teenagers now spend a whopping NINE HOURS A DAY using media. That’s more time than most spend sleeping, learning, or hanging out with us. The nine hours includes watching TV, videos and movies, playing video games, listening to music, and checking social media. New research shows that some 13 year olds check social media 100 times a day. Girls spend 40 minutes … [Read more...] about Three Tips To Help Tame Our Kids Tech
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Research has told us for decades how important it is to exercise and keep our bodies healthy. For many people, getting enough exercise is a regular struggle. For some, however, exercise becomes an obsession that can be detrimental to health and well-being. I once had a client who would wake up at 4:00am every morning to ensure she could spend 2 hours in the gym each morning … [Read more...] about What Are Signs of Exercise Addiction
My new book hit stands today! Chicken Soup For The Soul - The Joy Of Less. It’s an inspirational collection of 101 stories for anyone wanting to learn to say NO to the things that don't matter so they can YES to the things that do. It’s about having MORE by simplifying our lives. Don't let the title mislead you….having less is not necessarily about material possessions, but … [Read more...] about Gift, Give, Garbage by Brooke Burke-Charvet
It’s one of the most startling, and at times most delightful, biological gifts of parenthood: when you unexpectedly see yourself, or your beloved, or Grandma Ellie, reflected in your own child. Maybe it’s a talent for taking apart a car engine, the ability to dunk a basketball, the resurgence of one of your mother’s mannerisms you never thought you’d see again. There is an … [Read more...] about Do Parents Pass on Our Neuroses to Our Kids?
When I first started a vegan diet, I did it as an experiment. I wanted to get rid of my addictions to some unhealthy foods and to shed a few pounds. My main motivation to start was my health. I believe food is medicine, and that you truly are what you eat. “Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food” ~ Hippocrates The first three weeks of eating a vegan diet were … [Read more...] about Vegucated