Sweet Temptations

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My kids, from left, Vincent, 8, Theodore, 10, Vanessa, 6, and Isabella, 4.   I have four children – two boys and two girls, between the ages of 4 and 10.   They all go to school, participate in after-school sports and activities, play with friends and enjoy birthday parties and weekend outings.   And…

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Bored? Bounce Your Way Fit!

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  With the new opening of Bounce in Al Quoz, a wall-to-wall playground of interconnected trampolines and JumpBoxx in Mirdif, I thought I would share some cool facts to prove that rebounding is not just for kids!     Cool Fact #1:   Rebounding, which is basically a fancy word for jumping on a trampoline…

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Surviving the Holidays: Tips for Staying Healthy

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  Someone sent me the following message:   With Xmas arriving, what do you do with all the treats around?   Ok, I wouldn’t buy them, but in the office, at every gathering, gifts, they are EVERYWHERE and in the end I know I will give in.   Do you indulge sometimes? Or it is absolutely…

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Facing Your Fears Head On

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    My hands are shaking as I’m typing this post.  Not from fear, but from the adrenaline that is still flowing through my body.   Today I attempted a new move at gymnastics; a move that I’ve never done before – not even as a kid.   So why am I sharing this with you?  Well,…

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I Can Still Fly!

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  Watch the video below!   If you don’t already know, I used to be a competitive gymnast as a child and was forced to stop due to an unfortunate injury at the age of sixteen.    I wasn’t ready to say good bye to the sport entirely so I became a certified gymnastics coach and fed my desire…

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Will my kids rebel if they’re NOT given sweets?

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  What did Dr. Hamden say that made me do ‘this’ during the interview? Watch the video below!   I recently posted a comment on Facebook that got alot of attention.    It was regarding children NOT allowed having sweets or soda at home and whether or not that would cause them to rebel and want…

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How to Influence Your Spouse to Be Healthier

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  I have met so many people who have expressed frustration with their attempts at trying to get their husband or wife to eat better, to exercise more, or to stop their destructive behaviors and lifestyle habits.    Interestingly, the most difficult people to influence and persuade are in fact the ones closest to us;…

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B’s Alphabet Guide to Healthy Living

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  I thought it would be interesting to share some of my best health tips in a fun and playful way.   Add seeds to soups & salads; one to two tablespoons of seeds per day like crushed flax, chia, sesame, pumpkin, and sunflower seeds can help you get in your daily dose of essential fats….

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B’s 1st Time Making & Tasting Kefir (Part 2)

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  In my previous kefir video (part 1), I helped my kefir grains adapt to their new environment, and today I show you what happens after the 24-hour fermentation process.    What does it look like, what does it taste like, and what happens next?  Watch the video below to find out. :)   ps. If you’ve never…

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B’s Kefir Journey: They’ve Arrived (Part 1)

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  At last, my kefir grains have arrived! If you’ve never heard of kefir before, then I encourage you to read my previous article here before watching the video.    Kefir offers some seriously amazing health benefits!   In my video below, I explain how to adapt your kefir grains into their new environment.  I hope you…

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