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happy halloween

In the U.S. Halloween is a holiday dedicated mostly to dressing in costume and consuming vast amounts of candy!   We’ve been sharing  tips about how to handle some trick or treat situations and we invite you to scroll down this page to learn more about the teal pumpkin project (let people know if there are non food options at your home) and gain understanding for children whose special needs are not obvious but who deserve extra patience nonetheless.

A few more tips for adults and kids alike:

- Stay aware of where your kids are.  If you’re taking your little ones trick or treating it’s easy to get distracted by conversation with other moms.  The kids are quickly on to the next house before you know it.  At the end of the day you want to come home with the same Elsa you started with!

- It goes without saying that you should check over all the candy before you let them dig in.

- If you would like to limit the amount they consume (and we HIGHLY recommend striking a balance here….do they really need BUCKETS of sugar?) you can allow them to keep a reasonable amount and “purchase” the excess.  What non-sugary treats would they love to have?  An extra hour before bedtime.  A new book.  An extra hour of television or computer time.

- Get something nutritious in their bellies before you head out the door.

- Check costumes for visibility.  They should have peripheral vision and light reflective clothing or tape on their costumes.

- The above holds true for adults as well.  If you’re out with your kids you also need to be visible to passing cars.

- At a party adults should be mindful of the 2:1 rule when it comes to alcohol.  For every drink with alcohol that you consume have 2 glasses of water.  If you’re allowing your kids to have soda it doesn’t hurt to implement this rule for that situation as well.

- When going adult parties and children’s parties it’s a good idea to eat something before you go.  Do NOT show up famished.  Have something healthy before you leave the house and everyone will make better choices at the party.

- Bring a dish to share so you can be sure of at least one healthy option.  There are many delicious recipes to choose from in Healthy Holidays.

You don’t need to sacrifice your health OR feel deprived.  It’s all about a healthy balance and smart choices!

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Posted by Blogger in Healthy Kids, Holiday tips

halloween tips

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Posted by Blogger in Appearances and Announcements

marilu rosie whoopi

Tune in to THE VIEW and see another installment of Marilu’s conversation with her friend Rosie O’Donnell.  When Marilu and Rosie sit down to talk the conversation could go anywhere.  These are women who aren’t afraid to address the DISCREET issues you need to hear.  Check local listings for time and channel.

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Posted by Blogger in Healthy Kids, Holiday tips

teal pumpkin

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Posted by Blogger in Uncategorized

Before your little goblins dig into their Halloween candy get something healthy into their tummies. From  Healthy Holidays:



1 and 1/2 pounds organic ground turkey or Gimme Lean soy sausage
1 and 1/2 cups chopped organic onions
3 Tablespoons olive oil (plus 2 T optional)
3 crushed organic garlic cloves
2 Tablespoons chili powder (or more to taste)
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 (28 ounce) can organic crushed tomatoes
1 (28 ounce) can organic whole tomatoes
2 (15 ounce) cans organic kidney beans, drained
1 (28 ounce) package frozen organic corn

In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the turkey or soy sausage (if using sausage add the optional 2 T. of oil). In a large soup pot saute the onion in the 3 T. of oil until translucent. Add the garlic and cook a minute more. Drain the fat from the turkey or soy meat and and too the onion mixture. Lower the heat and add the seasonings, tomatoes, beans and corn. Stir well, cover and simmer for 1/2 hour or until it thickens.

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Posted by Blogger in Food for Thought, Gusto and attitude

what you think

This is from our last class which was an EXCELLENT study on the Law of Attraction.  Thank you so much Marilu and Coach Linda!   We learn so much in our classes and there isn’t ANY aspect of our lives that doesn’t get attention.  We’re all about TOTAL health here at

Our upcoming holiday class is going to encompass the whole of our lives…BODY AND SOUL.  The holidays can be a wonderful time but sadly,  for many people that’s not the reality.  We’re going to look outside of ourselves and see what we can do smooth the road.  We’re a community and this year we’re offering you the chance to be a part of our community project.  Join now and learn more about you can make a difference.

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The Holiday Season….HEAD START!

Posted by Blogger in Holiday tips, Organizational tips for home and life

This is the best time to get a head start on the holiday season.  We know that some of you have already begun shopping.  (Back in January for some of you maniacs!!)  You know that as the end of the year approaches there will be holiday parties, social events, more shopping and entertaining.  Why not take a few minutes this weekend to get out ahead of the holiday rush and put some things in place to make this year more enjoyable?


If you have room in your home to set up a gift wrap station you could do that now.  Put a small table in a guest room and put the scissors, tape, wrapping paper and tags nearby.  Wrap those gifts as you bring them home.  Don’t worry.  There will still be presents to wrap as it gets closer to the season and you can listen to music, sip (dairy free) hot chocolate and get into the spirit, but with less pressure to conquer mounds of presents in a short span of time.


Another great holiday tip…..join us here at and be a part of our holiday class with great shopping tips, recipes, organizational help, holiday memories from Marilu and even a HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE !

gift wrap station

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For those who love an IMPERFECT world !

Posted by Blogger in Gusto and attitude

WABI sabi

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Danny DeVito Speaks Out Against Gestation Crates

Posted by Blogger in Meat and Animal Protein

Marilu’s good friend Danny Devito is in the news for speaking out against gestation crates.  The following article from VegNews holds the details of pending legislation in New Jersey that would prevent the use of cruel confinement.  Click here to read the letter that Danny DeVito wrote  (in his own inimitable style) to Governor Chris Christie.   We hope the Governor enjoys this as much as we did.


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Posted by Blogger in Gusto and attitude

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About Marilu Henner
Marilu Henner is a well-known actress and the author of New York Times and national bestselling books, Marilu Henner's Total Health Makeover and The 30-Day Total Health Makeover, I Refuse to Raise a Brat, Healthy Life Kitchen, Healthy Kids, Healthy Holidays, Wear Your Life Well, and By All Means Keep on Moving. For more than twenty years she has championed a vigorous, healthy lifestyle and has inspired millions of people along the way.  Read More

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