All the winter holidays hold one thing in common: a celebration of light. It makes sense, really. During the coldest, darkest time of year, here come the holidays, with their Diwali lamps, menorahs, and Yule logs, to set our hearts aglow. Or not.
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As personal health and wellness initiatives continue to gain momentum by leaps and bounds, travelers are taking a stand and refusing to sacrifice their latest lifestyle changes when they leave home.
It isn't easy to ask for help. We may feel that asking for help means we are weak. We think we should be smart enough and strong enough and decisive enough to solve our own problems or not have problems at all. But sometimes intelligence and strength and willpower aren't what we need. We all have our blind spots, and we can benefit from a different perspective. We can't do it alone.
Well no, that didn't really happen. But in my mind, I keep expecting it to. Here's how the fantasy goes.
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If you're adamant about staying on course over the holidays, there are a few things you can do to make sure you'll stay committed to your goals while also enjoying everything the holiday season has to offer -- including good food.
Making the experience of the holidays different starts with an intention -- the decision to approach it differently. This year, you and your resiliency are at the wheel.
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Food is love and as a private chef, I feel that connection every day. I cook healthy food because I want to make people healthier, so they can live their fullest life both today and 10, 20 years from now.