Some of us get all the food we could stuff into Tupperware, and others are grabbing a nibble. This truth is a spiritual crisis. The goal must be shifted away from survival and excess and to a discipline of eating for fullness.
Have a great time with your family and friends this season and treat them to some of Michigan's finest. It's a spectacular opportunity to revisit old traditions and to start some new ones.
With most gyms closed on Thanksgiving, here are some workouts you can do to maximize calorie burn and limit the damage from excessive eating.
There's no easy answer to the issue of getting more Americans moving again, but consider this suggestion -- this Thanksgiving, instead of sitting around the television, try stepping outside and engaging in some friendly competition.
Everything we have is a gift, even the next breath we take. Recognizing and acknowledging the source of the gift doesn't make us dependent but reminds us that we are all interdependent.
This Thanksgiving, I'm helping my kids participate by expressing their gratitude for the things that make their lives special. Every night, I lie in bed with them and ask them to be thankful for something, anything. It is also a good reminder for me to pause and be present with them.
Has anyone noticed that there's no debate this year? To stuff or not to stuff... To brine or not to brine... Yes, you can fast-cook a turkey at high-heat but should you? I think we all have debate fatigue; election fatigue; Washington gridlock fatigue -- and it's all somehow spilled over into Thanksgiving.
As you sit down tomorrow with your family to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, think of the men or women in Afghanistan who is away from their family, or the family who does not have their father, mother, brother, or sister at home, and take just a silent minute to say THANKS!
What I missed that day 20 years ago might best be called lingering--something we do after and during a good meal and with a good poem. Both of them stay with you.
So, what is the woman in perimenopause or menopause focused on this Thanksgiving?
You can only feel the joy when you say a big or a small thank you to the ones who have helped you along the way, whether it is materially, spiritually or professionally.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it's time to start thinking about what you're thankful for this year.
Yesterday, I found myself sitting down with Trisha Yearwood in the kitchen with a mix of Christmas songs and Linda Ronstadt crooning while her husband Garth Brooks was on the roof stringing holiday lights.
I'm thankful that I made that phone call. Mostly, I'm thankful for the look on my beautiful wife's face when I walked in that door, and the way she hugged me. That was a hug for the ages, man. You should all live long enough to get a hug like that.
You know better than anyone who in your family might appreciate and be open to a meaningful conversation that includes politics. Why not just look for common ground? The media spends more than enough time on our differences.
The perfect way for me to spend Thanksgiving is with my wonderful family and friends, and to reflect on the many blessings for which we are so grateful.