Monthly Archives: November 2011

Missile Training with Qadry Ismail

Hi readers, this is Jen Kline (Exec. Editor of The Zone Magazine), I gave Carrie Nelsen (of Gold’s Gym in Shrewsbury) off this Wellness Wednesday so that I could share a little with you about my adventures in Missile Training with Qadry … Continue reading

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Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

A cookie here, a cookie there…the holidays are a hard time for all of us to stay on track with our eating.  Spread cheer — without winter weight gain —  this cookie recipe (courtesy of marthastewart.com) cuts the fat, keeps calories in … Continue reading

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Busy Beavers

We recently discovered beavers on our property. Consequently, instead of researching Black Friday and Cyber Monday online sales, I’ve been browsing the Internet for information on beavers.   I could be trotting over the stream  and through the woods to visit the … Continue reading

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Local holiday deals and discounts!

The left over turkey was barely put away before the Black Friday deals began – they actually begin on Thanksgiving day now, you know!  I have so many issues with this that I don’t even know where to begin and it’s … Continue reading

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Thanks for Thanksgiving

Today is a day of feasts and thanks.  We all eat more than we should and give thanks for the obvious things we have and to the obvious people who are responsible for our good fortunes.  After about seventy years … Continue reading

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Making healthy choices over the holidays

Raise your hand if this is the time of year where you start to add a few pounds? Raise your hand if you use the holidays as an excuse to take a break from healthy eating or regular exercise? Raise your hand … Continue reading

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Aunt Kathy’s “Heirloom” Mashed Potato Recipe

In yesterday’s post, Kathy mentioned her popular Mashed Potato Casserole.  It’s a hit with her family and great because she can prepare in advance – one less thing to do on Thanksgiving Day!  Thanks to Kathy for sharing the recipe with us … Continue reading

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Passing the Potato Peeler

I have asked daughter Shelley to make the mashed potato casserole for Thanksgiving. Her response was: “You want me to make your mashed potato casserole?” Um…yeah.  My hip hurts, and I dread the thought of standing at the sink peeling … Continue reading

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Celebrating our Heritage

Family history has always been an interest of mine, but I had never put anything down on paper until 1977 when I watched the TV miniseries “Roots“, based on Alex Haley’s 1976 Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name.  … Continue reading

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Setting the bar a little lower

After reading my interview last week, perhaps there was something that stuck with you, as it has with me. One of the responses Jen gave was in regards to goal setting, she indicated her success came through setting smaller, short-term goals.  As a former Special Educator … Continue reading

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