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And learning to survive the food of now. Memorial day, originally known as decoration day because of the duties of fallen soldiers’ families to decorate the gravesites, is typically described as a festive holiday celebrated with family, picnics, outdoor festivities, and FOOD. Here’s are some survival tips to stay in your integrity over the holiday…

Summertime… Allegedly, summer is upon us. Here in the Northeast we are keeping our fingers crossed that next weekend’s Memorial Day holiday will alert sweet Mother Nature that it’s time for sun and fun (and sunscreen!) Buzz on the Beacon street is a mixed bag of emotions with summer on the way. Many of us…

It’s your mother. Happy Mother’s Day. Or maybe Sad Mother’s Day, or Complicated Mother’s Day, or Ambivalent Mother’s Day or Best Mother’s Day… My point is that holidays come with feelings of all shapes and sizes – and one size does NOT fit all. Especially when it comes to family, and especially our Moms. As they…

Focus on the recovery, not the numbers. There are so many opinions over this very subject when it comes to weighing in and stepping on that scale. Some state doing it daily is THE ONLY WAY to lose the weight. Others suggest doing it every other day, and still others say once a month. Opinions…

Success is choosing between what you want now and what you want most. A friend and fellow Beacon Buddy confided in me about her relationship struggles. At her daughter’s wedding two weeks ago, she decided she could not let the extra wedding cake go to waste. So, she brought it home, convinced she would bring…

Or, waist not, want not. Belly fat. Just those two words are ugh-inducing. And the closer to 40-plus you get, the bigger the sigh. Not only is it an eyesore in the mirror, it is an indicator that you might have serious health problems on the horizon. Regardless your opinion on how to lose the…

Some are superheroes, others are just plain villainous. At Beacon, we are all about the food without being all about the food. Come again? You read that right and here is why: in order to rid ourselves of our unhealthy obsession and abusive relationship with food, we have to actually address the food to make…

Even if your voice is shaking. Truth is where we find our integrity. The common definition of integrity is the quality of being honest. The lesser used definition is of equal importance – integrity is the state of being whole and undivided. How powerful is that sentiment when applied to ourselves especially through the lens…

Without the sugar. Have you been toying with the idea of cutting that pesky little nuisance, sugar, out of your diet? Or do you need more incentive? If so, check out our last blog. If you are ready, here are some tips to get that sugary stuff off of its pedestal and make nature’s candy,…