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How Feng Shui Can Affect Your Health

Did you know that your home can affect your health? Ever wonder why, when you are in one home, you feel energized, and when you are in another, you feel your energy zaps away? Take a look at your home.  First thing is to clear your clutter. Clean your home thoroughly.  Use colors to energize […]

We all want to be successful and are always looking to those that ARE successful to see what they are doing that we aren’t. Successful people often get up early.  You have likely seen the quote – “Beyonce has the same number of hours in the day as you do.”  But yet, Beyonce is a […]

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Have you seen the #LikeAGirl video making the rounds recently?  If not, take a minute (OK, three minutes) to watch it and then read on.  The video is a social experiment.  First, the director asks teenage girls and boys to “run like a girl”, “fight like a girl” and “throw like a girl.”  Then she […]

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Who does not love a good party?  Summer breeze, yummy cocktails, food on the grille, day parties that turn into night….more food, more drinks.  As wonderful as parties are, they can be a bit problematic when it comes to your weight. What to do?  Here are some tips to make your social life a bit […]

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Have you ever started a workout routine on fire – and just literally fizzled right out? I know – we’ve all been there!  I tell the story of how I was going to the gym up to five times a week and STILL gaining weight.  It wasn’t that I wasn’t doing anything.  It was ultimately […]

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Gwen Coronado, a Feng Shui Columnist for the Carmel Valley Life will be speaking at AREAA (The Asian Real Estate Association of America) on July 23, 2014 from 11 am to 1 pm. Gwen is graciously donating her speaking fee to an organization, Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC) fighting against Human Trafficking. The Asian Real […]

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Do you ever struggle with creating balance in your life between work and play, and family, and kids? Today I want to share with you one of the things that I would like to do to create some balance, one thing that is so much fun is playing golf. I love a challenge. Golf continues […]

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Hi this is Amy Chang, licensed manager and family therapist. I’m here to give you another tip on how to cultivate your happiness. Today’s tip is to take breaks during your long hours at work. It’s important for you to take that five minute, ten minute break to go outside and to get some fresh […]

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Weight Loss with Bourbon, Bordeaux and Beer?

Many of you know I work at Stanford conducting nutrition research for a very large weight loss clinical trial. Participants show up on the first day of class and are told if they are going to be following a low carb or low fat diet for the next year….and after they find out what diet […]

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I swear I should have been born to an Italian family.  My favorite foods in the world all tend to be italian foods – think pizza, lasagna, and hot bread with butter or balsamic.  So, for me being gluten free (or reduced) and then to go to an Italian restaurant and not be able to […]

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As we are rounding out May, it seems appropriate that we take a final moment to really thank and appreciate all our Carmel Valley Moms.  As I get older, Mother’s Day is one of my treasured holidays because I often get so busy in my life, that I forget to smell the roses and thank […]

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Parents are very comfortable talking about health issues yet they’re very reluctant to have to introduce the topic about the birds and the bees. I know. I myself struggled with my own children. I even struggled with the patients in my own practice. My name is Dr. de Freitas. I am a pediatrician and created […]

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