Carolyn Magner

Listen up!

| October 26, 2011

Practice active listening by truly hearing what someone is telling you. Reframe it back to them by saying things such as, “I hear you saying you are struggling with this decision.”

Snack attack!

| October 24, 2011

Beat boredom by listening to a bestselling novel on CD while you drive. It will distract you from snacking and sharpen your mind.

Tricky treats!

| October 20, 2011

Dear Carolyn, I love Halloween! I love dressing up, decorating the house, taking the kids trick or treating and all the candy!  My husband hates it. I think he's worried about all the calories in the candy. ...

Good choice, bad choice Halloween Candy

| October 20, 2011

  Making healthy Halloween candy choices can be a scary proposition. After all, the miniature-sized, chocolate-covered bites can’t be all bad, can they? The answer depends on how many bite-sized morsels you eat and the surprising ...

Get happy!

| October 20, 2011

Hang out with cheerful people. A positive attitude is contagious and so is a negative one! The same goes for listening to talk radio, choosing movies and listening to music.

Portion size

| October 19, 2011

Choose a piece of meat the size of a deck of cards and potatoes or rice that would fit in an ice cream scoop.

Block it!

| October 18, 2011

Long distance drivers have more skin cancers on the left side of their body. Wear sunscreen or a long sleeve shirt every day.

Shake the salt!

| October 17, 2011

Rinse canned tuna before using. Read food labels and only buy salt-free canned vegetables and soups.

Carolyn Magner

Carolyn Magner is not a professional therapist and her advice is meant to entertain you, not solve your terrible, desperate problems. Email Carolyn at cmagner@rrpub.com

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