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Back from maternity leave

Back from maternity leave

July 31st, 2010

Excited to be back after more than a year away! My son is almost 8 months old now and doing very well. Feel free to send me your parenting tips for this little guy. Is it possible to be addicted to your family?

1 Destination maternity

Destination maternity

March 30th, 2009

I’m pregnant! And counting the days to baby’s arrival. I’ll be back online in a while. Until then, you can navigate to posts using the search bar and comment on them while I am gone. I will respond as soon as I return. Email me at lee@addictionblog.org. 🙂

Maternity leave - Are U.S. laws favoring families?

Maternity leave – Are U.S. laws favoring families?

March 26th, 2009

In preparing for maternity leave, I look into the laws the govern women’s and family’s rights to take time off. Are U.S. standards meeting global trends? Find out here.

19 Top 10 healthy eating tips - a guideline to plan your health

Top 10 healthy eating tips – a guideline to plan your health

March 23rd, 2009

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, first published in 1980, provides science based advice to promote health and to reduce risk for chronic diseases through diet and physical activity. We tell you what’s in the most recent guidelines in a short synopsis.

6 BOOK REVIEW: The 12 Step Buddhist

BOOK REVIEW: The 12 Step Buddhist

March 16th, 2009

The writing of Darren Littlejohn is both informative and instructive in this handy-dandy intro to Buddhism via the 12 steps. If you’re looking for an alternative path, this book can take you through the 12 Steps Buddhist-style. Read on for more reasons why you should buy this book!

17 Is binge eating (disorder) a food addiction?

Is binge eating (disorder) a food addiction?

March 11th, 2009

66% of American adults are overweight or obese, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Binging is an extreme behavior related to food…but is it an addiction? We explore this taboo subject, and take a look at diagnostic limitations of binging here.

6 How are eating disorders related to food addiction?

How are eating disorders related to food addiction?

March 7th, 2009

In this short post, we identify the two distinct eating disorder types (anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa) and relate them to the physical, psychological and spiritual underpinnings of any addiction.

9 Can you get rid of food cravings?

Can you get rid of food cravings?

March 1st, 2009

Battling caffeine addiction, I talk to Kara Sorenson, a licensed acupuncturist. Her acupressure technique worked (temporarily) for me, a coffee junkie. Here I explain what happened and my thoughts on thought – replacement.

15 Top 10 positive effects of video games on children

Top 10 positive effects of video games on children

February 26th, 2009

Do parents have reason to worry about video games and gaming children? We list the ten most common (although surprising) positive effects of games recently investigated by researchers from 2005-present.

150 Top 10 negative effects of video games on children

Top 10 negative effects of video games on children

February 21st, 2009

Excessive television viewing and computer game playing have been associated with many symptoms in recent years. We examine the most common negative outcomes of video games that have been studied. Read on to learn the possible negative effects video games can have on children.

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