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Health, Wellness, & Fitness

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Energy Express Sick of Dieting? Sick from Dieting? Read This Now. By Marilynn Preston What’s the worst thing you can do if you want to lose weight? Go on a diet. Are you surprised? Probably not. Are you relieved? I hope so. For the first time in recorded history, overeating is a bigger global problem […]

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Vaccines are iffy

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Do one more thing to resist the flu With Marilynn Preston I was driving the other morning, listening to Forum – one of my favorite radio interview shows. The topic of the day was the flu. The Flu! After a few noisy coughs, I leaned right in, because pretty much everyone I know either has […]

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A New Year’s Revelation!

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Tiny Habits Lead to Big Changes By Marilynn Preston What? You’ve already failed to keep your New Year’s resolutions? Of course you have. Welcome to human nature. And don’t feel badly. Zillions of your fellow Americans are also failing to give up nachos, sleep seven hours a night, bicycle to work, defend their souls against […]

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Small moves and big government

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Well-being matters in 2018 By Marilynn Preston New Year clearances are happening all over town, including my own desk, piled high with articles, notebooks and coffee-stained press releases leftover from 2017. It’s an activity, like skinny-dipping, that I highly recommend. One thing I am keeping is an intriguing new book called “The Psychobiotic Revolution,” by […]

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Resolutions ‘R’ Us

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How to Make ‘Em So You Don’t Break ‘Em By Marilynn Preston As 2017 bangs to a close, many of us open up to the possibility of a zippier, zestier 2018. We resolve to make changes, positive changes that move us in the direction of enhanced well-being, less stress and a new determination to find […]

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Health, Wellness, & Fitness: 12/26

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Winter Solstice Review   From Dark to Light to Well-Being By Marilynn Preston It’s time for my end-of-the-year roundup, a merry and maddening mix of noteworthy trends, predictions and possibilities, partial at best. The thread throughout is about personal well-being and how you can choose to make health and happiness a priority in 2018, leaving […]

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Presents of mind

4 gift-giving ideas that spark joy  By Marilynn Preston   In April, we plant flowers. In December, we give gifts. Which is why I lasered in to something a wise young yoga teacher said at the end of a deliciously challenging 90-minute class: “Take all the warmth and energy you’ve just built up in your […]

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Just in Time!

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Your Ho-Ho-Holiday Spirit Action Plan By Marilynn Preston   Here comes  the December dilemma: Am I going to enjoy this holiday season or not? We all have obstacles to overcome: too little time; too little money; too much commercial merrymaking. And that’s not to mention the nightly news! And still, dear reader, we have a […]

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Misery business

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8 Fun Ways to Make Yourself Completely Miserable By Marilynn Preston A smiling  and enthusiastic fan of the column introduced herself to me the other day in Sarasota, Florida, waving a golden oldie from several years ago. “I loved this one so much, I still have it,” she said, “and I made copies to send […]

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It’s Q&A Time

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Because Personal Well-Being Is So Personal By Marilynn Preston As some of you know, I’ve written a book called “All is Well: The Art {and Science} of Personal Well-Being.” It was published in late April, and in August it became an Amazon best-seller. Yippee. I can’t really explain how we earned that status, but there’s […]

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‘You Should Forget the Meditation App’

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True, False or Wildly Misleading? By Marilynn Preston Normally, reporting  on the art and science of happiness makes me smile. Why? Because happiness turns out to be a learnable skill, unlike, in my case, navigating Facebook. Not every one of us will live a happy life, and none of us can be happy every moment, […]

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Thanksgiving Makeover

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6 Ways to Spread Your Wings By Marilynn Preston In the run-up to Thanksgiving, I want to remind you that a holiday celebration is what you make it. If you lard it with stress and the need for perfection, you’ll wind up with heartburn even worse than what you get from too much of Aunt […]

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Autumn is for rebooting

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As seasons change, so can we By Marilynn Preston Autumn is one of my favorite times of year, and it’s not just the oversized taffy apples. I’m talking crispy cool days that call for turtlenecks and yoga tights, a seasonal shift to fading colors and falling leaves, great sales on outdoor furniture. “Every leaf speaks […]

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Energy Express: 7/12/16

The skinny on low-fat, no-fat foods By Marilynn Preston Even smart people still think that eating low- or no-fat foods is a healthy way to lose weight. It’s not true. Yes, we were led to believe it was true for many years, and during those low-fat, no-fat years the obesity rate in America skyrocketed. Why? First, because […]

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Vitality Check: 7/5/16

This is for the men out there… sorry ladies By Rocco Castellano Normally I try to get something in that both genders can relate to, but this time, ladies, you’re shit out of luck… you’ll probably be able to take some nuggets from this piece, but that’s all. Call me a misogynist, if you must. […]

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Vitality Check: 6/7/16

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Say ahhhh, cough and…happy birthday By Rocco Castellano Maybe I’m just getting a little more sensitive in my old age… But when I talk to people about juicing my own oranges for, you know, fresh-squeezed orange juice, squeezing my own lemons to make fresh-squeezed lemonade, making my own ice cream and growing my own fruits […]

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When I was a little girl my father had this old, metal box. The front of it had maybe 10 […]

Debate 5/15: Say yes to the dress?

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Ah, prom season. For students, it can be a time of nervous waiting, giddy overthinking, and expensive planning. For parents […]

Ohio is for rockers

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For twelve years, the ultimate destination for hard rock and heavy metal fans has been the Rock On The Range […]

Women rockers sing out

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The Victoria Theatre Association (VTA) is helping the musical dreams of a select group of women come true.  Earlier this […]

Bistro done right

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Lily’s Bistro came on the scene a few years ago and right away became an Oregon District fixture. Owner Emily […]