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Healthy Lunch & Dinner Ideas

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps
It's delicious and light – On nights I want to go low-carb, I forgo the taco shells and use lettuce wraps instead!

Asuian Brined Pork Loin
Liven up Christmas dinner with Asian flavors like mirin, soy sauce and ginger.

Chocolate-Dipped Almond Meringues
These sweet, crispy treats are light as air, but are kept grounded with a generous coating of chocolate.

Local and National Health Headlines

How Much Sleep Do Americans Trade for Work?
Some Americans forgo a significant amount of sleep in order to make more time for commuting, socializing, and grooming—but most of all, working.

12 Tips and Strategies to Cope with Infertility over the Holidays
The holidays can be a wonderful time with family and friends, but the season can also be difficult for those struggling with infertility.

Health Tips

Do you really need to take multivitamins?
Most physicians breeze over the topic, but if your doctor recommends a multivitamin, there is more you should know.

Exercise of the Day

Your 12-Day Total-Body Workout Plan For The Holidays
Some of these will not equate to an entire workout, but they'll give you a little movement to throw into your hectic holiday madness every day. I even have videos to demonstrate the workouts!

Parenting News & Wisdom

4 Reasons Your Kids Will Love It When You Meditate
As your meditation practice for better parenting starts gaining momentum, you'll notice other practices coming to life in new ways.

Love & Relationships

The Dos & Don'ts Of Breaking Up
If you've ever been through a breakup, you know that it pretty much always sucks, for a variety of reasons. You may have some regrets. You may feel like a victim. You may feel like a jerk. You may feel angry. You may feel like crying. Your emotions range far and wide.

Motivational Words

Don't Just Say it
Well done is better than well said. - Benjamin Franklin

What's Happening

PACE - People with Arthritis Can Exercise
TODAY, December 22, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - This is a community-based, recreational group exercise and education program designed specifically for people with arthritis and related diseases. Location is Tompkins Martin Medical Plaza, Classroom E. Questions call 540-741-1542

VILLAGE 5k/kidz 1 miler
Wednesday, December 31, 3 p.m. - It is that time of year again ... time to RING IN THE NEW YEAR! And what better way to do it than a 5k RUN/kidz 1 miler that the whole family can do together! Spotsylvania Village Courthouse Pavilion.

Across the Years 10 km
Wednesday, Dec 31 & Thursday, Jan 1, 3:30pm and 11am - Spotsylvania Courthouse Village and YMCA on Butler Road, Stafford.

Smoking Cessation Program
Monday January 26 - Monday March 9 2015 - 7-week class sessions. We recognize that a one-size fits all approach to quitting smoking just doesn’t work. In seven weeks, we can help you identify your triggers to determine why you use tobacco or smokeless products including e-cigarettes. Learn how quitting now will help reduce risk factors to getting heart and lung disease and possibly reduce your risk of getting cancer. Registration is easy, contact Kristin Thompson at 540-845-4810 or email Stacey Wilson at

Farmer's Markets

Spotsylvania Farmers Market
Route 3 and Gordon Road Commuter Lot - 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, April 20-December 21; Winter Market 9:00 a.m.-Noon; second Saturdays, January-March SNAP EBT/Credit Cards Accepted

Fredericksburg Farmer's Market
The Fredericksburg Farmers Market is located at Hurkamp Park at the intersection of Prince Edward and George Streets, Monday through Saturday, 7:00 am - 2:00 pm.

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