Autumn without the Fall

One of the cruelest realities from the buoyancy of summer life into autumn’s rhythm is the reduced time for personal exercise and wellness care that often comes for many of us. Though this is poignantly true for working parents with children (I remember well those elementary through high school days), it is equally true for […]

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Flip the Switch ON!

How to Grow Your Relationship to Real Food In my last article, Nature vs. Nutritionism’s False Hope, I said that not only does nutritionism not work as a food guidance system, following it as the savior to our dietary problems actually leads us away from the one and only thing that can put us on the […]

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way to start

Issue 1 August 2011 Welcome to the first issue of Continuum Living. This is a newsletter about the everyday challenges we face in forging a healthier life –through the ebb and flow of our lifetime.   This is also a newsletter about possibility, and the vitality that results as you apply the Continuum philosophy and strategic tools […]

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Oasis in aisle 6 – the life saving legumes

While the interior aisles of an average supermarket are filled with rows and rows of mostly junk processed non-foods, there is one aisle I want to make a fuss over. For the sake of discussion I will categorically refer to it as “aisle 6,” the oasis of the inner supermarket. This is where lifesaving legumes lie; awaiting the kudos […]

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Don’t let Perfect be the Enemy of the Good

“The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), published early this year by the USDA and US Department of Health and Human Services, provides some scary statistics on our eating habits… The heavy toll of diet-related chronic diseases is staggering. According to the DGA, 37 percent of the population has heart disease, 34 percent have high […]

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The antidote to a sedentary life

WARNING: One good change may beget another… 🙂 Recently I saw the first two parts of a new mini -series on Discovery called Human Planet, made by the same people who brought us Planet Earth and Life. This series showcases incredible stories from around the world; people living in extreme conditions, hunting for food in […]

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Warning: Sitting is hazardous to your health!

The perils of a sedentary life – Part 1 How much do you move in any given day? I’m serious when I ask this question. Think about it – on a typical work day of your life, how much of it do you spend ambulating through space versus sitting in a chair, looking at a […]

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Wisdom to Eat and Live By

When it comes to helpful strategies regarding healthier eating and living, I cannot think of a more useful and globally applicable guideline than to offer Upgrade along the Continuum. This principle reveals a common sense philosophy that is both mobilizing and gracious, and let’s face it, we need these qualities in a guiding principle if we’re going […]

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It’s Spring! What Season is YOUR Food?

Do you know what seasons your foods are from? It is 70 and balmy here today in the Garden State. I am itchy to get outside, take a walk, and make something really healthy for dinner. Weather like this inspires me to begin spring cleaning… and this year it’s beginning… with me! It’s been a […]

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Color My World … with REAL Food!

I remember back to a comical conversation I had at lunch with a handful of Massage Therapy students, some 25 years ago. We were discussing various food styles: macrobiotic, vegetarian, vegan. My friend Dawn said, ”I have an Aunt who thinks that the epitome of healthy eating is following the principles of the color wheel […]

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