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The Valley Breeze & Observer 01-02-2020

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©2020 THE VALLEY BREEZE Living THE VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER JANUARY 2-7, 2020 Calendar 7 Entertainment 2 Movie 3 Real Estate 5 Classifi eds 9 QUICK INDEX valleybreeze.com @ Traditional Parenting JOHN ROSEMOND Discerning between sense and nonsense I am often asked how long I intend to keep this up, as in writing this column, writing books, and speaking on childrearing and family matters. My answer: As long as they keep it up; "it" being the utter nonsense that emanates and has been emanating from the mental health professional community since the late 1960s, non- sense that corresponds with a precipi- tous drop in child mental health and a dramatic rise in childhood behavior problems that were once, not so long ago, rare. A good example of the nonsense has recently emanated from mind- fulness parenting coach Hunter Clarke-Fields in the form of an online excerpt from her latest book, See PARENTING, Page 2 Ditch the diet: A nutritionist's advice for the new year Learn to listen to your body with intuitive eating Between the vats of egg- nog and platters of cookies, the holidays can leave many feeling stuffed, sluggish, and ready to start the new year with a new diet and CrossFit membership. With plenty of weight loss programs and mobile phone apps – from Weight Watchers to MyFitnessPal – that require counting calories or tracking points in order to lose weight, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Then there are the Whole30 and ketogenic diets that eliminate entire food groups to achieve those same results. While some folks have found success with different programs, one local nutrition- ist says the best resolution to make this year is to ditch the diets altogether. According to Courtney Huard, a registered dietitian and nutritionist with prac- tices in Cumberland and Providence, her advice is to take a different approach called intuitive eating, which works by listening to your By MELANIE THIBEAULT Valley Breeze Staff Writer melanie@valleybreeze.com See EATING, Page 2 TIMBER TREE SERVICE, INC. Bobcat Services Firewood • Trimming FREE ESTIMATES 40 years Experience (401)726-TREE (8733) www.timbertreeserviceri.com Licensed Arborists | Fully Insured | License #655 65 Ton & 45 Ton Cranes Available 24 Hour Emergency Tree Removal T I M B E R T R E E S E R V I C E , I N C . NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS! I'm going to call Andy to sell my house! I'm going to call Andy to help me buy a house! Call Andy Today! Email me andygoul@gmail.com 401-439-5227 (cell)

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