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Step By Step Guide to a Guilt Free Thanksgiving

During this Thanksgiving season, its important for the community of Carmel Valley San Diego to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Here are just some quick and simple suggestions to having a Guilt Free Thanksgiving! Water Before the eating frenzy even gets started, down 2 glasses of water. Regulate hunger Speed up metabolism Turkey Oven baked NOT […]

Listen up parents, if your kids get bored over the upcoming Holiday vacation, things could get rough. However, some simple things you can do will not only make the Holiday time for enjoyable for them, but also for you with Holiday activities. Although many children complain about school work, the social benefits of the school […]

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Healthy Holidays I can’t believe I ate the whole thing! 3 key components to healthy weight management are setting short and long term goals, a structured schedule, and discipline.  Yet when it comes to the holidays, all of those factors are put to the test.  Here are 5 reasons why people tend to gain weight […]

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When parents get anxious, children get anxious.  It’s really that simple.  That old adage of “take care of yourself, before trying to take care of others”, applies to parenting as well.  After all, most invested parents in the community of Carmel Valley San Diego will state that parenting is the most important, rewarding, yet most […]

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Adolescent Attitudes

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Attitude (def): Often a parent’s worst nightmare.  Evidence of an “attitude” begins as early as 2 years of age and remains intact through ages 16 to 17 frequently manifesting when a child or adolescent is feeling thwarted, is in a bad mood, tired, or when interrupted of refrained from an activity of their choice.  Many […]

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Torrey Pines, An All-Time Local Favorite An eternal explorer, Carmel Valley resident and travel writer Cynthia Dial doesn’t have to travel far for a world-class hiking destination. In quest of travel articles I’ve hiked in some exceptional spots . . . from Maui’s Seven Sacred Pools to British Columbia’s Canadian Rockies to Wilder Kaiser in […]

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Why Healthy Social Skills Are Important For most Carmel Valley San Diego parents, their children developing successful friendships is as important as academic dedication, solid morals, and family values.  But as all adults realize, friendships are both complicated and confusing especially for children as most do not understand that friends are anything but perfect and […]

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If you haven’t already made the commitment, its time to make those annual ‘resolutions’ to get your act together.  This is the year to get put those elastic pants away and into another shape besides round.  No more fooling around, get a gut check! You’re gonna make it happen this year.  Sound familiar? For many, […]

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Jimbo’s Product of the Month Jan 2012 As our environment and food become increasingly saturated with pollutants and chemicals, the body’s mechanisms for elimination of toxins can’t keep up with the chemical deluge. The organs involved in detoxification include the intestines, liver, lymphatic system, kidneys, skin, connective tissue, and respiratory system. Tru Cleanse supports these […]

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Can Music Enhance One’s Life? What are the benefits of music and taking private music lessons?  As Carmel Valley parents, this is a question we often ask ourselves.  We live in a community that can offer pretty much everything for our kids.  So many activities, so many sports, so many ways to improve our kids’ […]

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Does your spouse SNORE?  Twenty-three percent of sleep partners sleep in separate rooms due to snoring.  Snoring is the first sign of a medical condition known as “Sleep Apnea,” which can be a serious health problem for individuals. Sleep Apnea occurs when one’s breathing is disrupted during sleep.  Left untreated, it can cause hypertension, diabetes, depression, stroke, […]

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For this inaugural column on The Carmel Valley Life, I’m sharing one of my old high school entries, along with my personal reflections and insights. Personal Boundaries Janet Age 17 I didn’t go to the river with Karen today because John said he’d call, so I was hoping we would have a date. He finally […]

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