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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Oh, the Places You'll Go

We're back from a restful break and ready to kick off 2013 with useful tips for sustainable living, shopping, and cooking. 

One of the most wonderful things about living in Altadena is the Rose Parade. The magical floats each covered in thousands of flowers are a treasured tradition and draw visitors from around the nation and globe. This year's theme "Oh, the Places You'll Go" inspired by Dr. Seuss got me thinking about that other tradition at this time of year... the dreaded New Year's Resolutions. We make them, we break them. We give up things we really enjoy with the intent of making healthy changes.

Drink less. Eat Healthy Food. Get Fit. Lose Weight. Quit smoking.
Get a better education. Get a better job. Manage debt. Manage stress. Save money.
Take a trip. Volunteer.
These are the common ones.

I'm taking a different approach this year and taking a cue from Kaiser Permanente's float and focusing on the healthy things I can do. 

Resolution 1. Shop farmers markets for organic, local produce. 
Resolution 2. Prepare healthy meals using lean proteins and veggies.
Resolution 3. Share !

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