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Clean Eating – 3 Tips To Clean Up Your Diet

“Clean eating” is one of the latest buzz phrases in our quest to find the “right” diet. There has been an increase in consumer demand for clean food products. Consumers are asking for products lower in sodium, without high fructose corn syrup and trans-fats, products with short ingredient lists, recognizable and “natural” ingredients. And the food industry is responding. Ingredients are being removed which are not easily understood. You will find more options without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. In 2013, 25% of new product launches globally were considered “label-friendly.” Is this the answer? More food “products” with fewer ingredients? It can be a component of better eating

Summer Vacation: A (Short) Window of Simple Opportunity

Spring has finally sprung. As I look at my family and begin to make summer plans, I have to admit, yet again, that I am a slow learner. The older I get, and especially since breast cancer and melanoma, the faster time slips away. Beyond clutter control and home organizing, simple living is about living your priorities rather than getting pulled down by your stuff. Choose to focus on vacation or travel—to see new places, have new experiences, and make memories rather than acquiring and maintaining stuff. Here are my thoughts. Our family often gets bogged down with other stuff. Travel plans get pushed back again and again—stuck back behind a furniture purchase or a home improvement project, or

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Lifebalance Solutions is a program offered by Lifetrack, a nonprofit human services organization with a mission to develop the strengths within children, families and adults facing the greatest life challenges so that all families and individuals may become strong, healthy and productive community members. We have served the Twin Cities community since 1948.