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It’s Getting Hot In Here

By Cheryl Hansen   I wore flip flops today.   But now it’s October. Football is in full swing. Those pop-up costume shops are officially open. We’re grabbing jackets on our way out the [...]

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Dodging Grashopers

By Cheryl Hansen   My dog and I embarked on a long walk the other day. I always let her walk in the grass alongside the path to give her paws a little extra cushion. So, we both noticed the [...]

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Happy Birthday

By Cheryl Hansen   It’s not my birthday. Yet. But it’s there. Sneaking up on me. Ready to pounce any day now. Or in three months. But still.    I’m not sure at what age we shift from [...]

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Shake It Off

By Cheryl Hansen   It’s back-to-school time, which at my house means digging out those summer packets their teachers sent home back in May and actually finishing them. While we didn’t leave [...]

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The Gift Of Presence

By Cheryl Hansen   Before I learned how to do a proper downward dog… before I mastered my 30-second plank… before I realized all a chaturanga entailed… I was taught the importance of being [...]

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I Give Up

By Cheryl Hansen   Carrot sticks or French fries? Netflix or yoga? Diet coke or water? Getting healthy and strong and confident comes from making good choices a hundred times a day. It’s all [...]

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Mr. and Mrs. Skinny

By Cheryl Hansen   I used to commute from Pasadena to Burbank every day. There are very few pleasant aspects about commuting anywhere in Los Angeles County, but I found one—or two, I guess, [...]

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Taking My Medicine

By Cheryl Hansen   They say laughter is the best medicine. According to The Chopra Center, it reduces the stress response, combats depression, relieves pain, boosts immunity and increases [...]

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Don’t Tell Me What To Do!

By Cheryl Hansen   I have control issues. Just ask my husband. Or my kids, friends, co-workers, dog and Mother Nature. My desire to control everything around me doesn’t necessarily lead to [...]

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Mystery Solved?

By Cheryl Hansen   I’m a big fan of mysteries. I like to read crime thrillers and I watch a lot of “Dateline”—I mean, who wouldn’t want to hang out with Keith Morrison? I fancy myself a [...]