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Martha M Moravec is the author of the memoir Magnificent Obesity: My Search for Wellness, Voice and Meaning in the Second Half of Life, (Hatherleigh Press/Random House). She is also the author of two novels: an epic historical fantasy, The Secret Name of God; and a sci-fi eco-fable for young adults, The Odd Body Vanity Squad. Before committing to prose, she wrote the book and lyrics for five original full-length musicals, all of which were successfully produced in southern Vermont and Boston. Martha blogs at Mad Genius Bohemians about the mysteries of the creative life and the persistence of one's dreams. She also blogs at Magnificent Obesity about the hazards posed by anxiety, addiction, aging and agnosticism to personal growth and transformation. She can usually be found at home in Vermont working on her next seven novels, four novellas, second memoir and a sweeping revision of the five musicals. She is currently seeking further publication opportunities, a hundred more years and God.

New Post in “Vermont Views Magazine”

July 26, 2015 – 12:48 pm |

For my column Consolations of History: A Casual Glimpse Into Brattleboro’s Past.
New Post: “Stealing the Spirit of Life.

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New Post in “Vermont Views Magazine”

July 15, 2015 – 6:51 pm |

For my column Consolations of History: Casual Glimpses Into Brattleboro’s Past.
New post: “A Hundred Things to Hide.” (Scroll down)

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Author Meets with Bellows Falls Book Club

July 15, 2015 – 6:49 pm |

May 11 2015, 7:00, Flat Iron Exchange in Bellows Falls VT

Yes, There is a Magic Pill

July 15, 2015 – 6:11 pm |

ebdc55f10f02d540ab45d523363ed44eEvery time I walk into the Cardiac-Pulmonary Rehab Department at the local hospital to work out on my choice of treadmills, elliptical machines, rowing machines, stair masters, recumbent steppers and stationary bikes, a back and white flyer on the door reminds me of why I am there, regardless of my enthusiasm level that day, and why I remain faithful to a weekly routine of cardio activity, strength training, swimming, yoga and tai chi.

 

Beyond this door is a pill, a marvel of modern medicine that will regulate gene transcription throughout your body and help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and 12 kinds of cancer. Also, gallstones and diverticulitis.

You can expect this pill to improve your strength and balance as well as your cholesterol. Your bones will become stronger. You will grow new capillaries in your heart, in your skeletal muscles and in your brain, which will increase blood flow and the delivery of oxygen and nutrients.

Your attention span will increase. If you have arthritis, your symptoms will improve. This pill will help you regulate your appetite; you may find that you even prefer healthier food. You will feel better, you will feel younger and you will test younger according to a variety of physiologic measures.

Your blood volume will increase and you’ll burn fats better. Even your immune system will be stimulated. Best of all, this pill is FREE!

All you have to do is: MOVE!

Move any way you can. Dance, walk, run, stretch, garden, swim or bike. Choose activities you enjoy and will be most likely to maintain. Even 10-minute intervals throughout the day will produce positive changes to your body, mind and mood.

Regular exercise:

  • Improves blood sugar utilization
  • Reduces risk for cardiovascular disease
  • Prevents & reverses muscle loss
  • Improves body composition
  • Develops muscle tone & function
  • Boosts mood
  • Enhances vigor and vitality

And that’s as good as it gets.

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Good Eats

July 15, 2015 – 12:35 pm |

SUMMERTIME…….
Watermelon Slushy
In a blender combine: ½ cup water, 2 T fresh lime juice, 4 cups chopped watermelon (seeds removed), 2 T honey and 2 cups ice.Blend until well mixed. Add 1 ½ cups ice and blend until slushy. Garnish with lime slices and mint leaves.
or
Watermelon – Strawberry Cooler
In a blender combine: 4 cups cubed watermelon (seeds removed) and 1 cup frozen strawberries. Add 2 T fresh lime juice and puree. Serve immediately with mint sprigs.

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Quick Tips

July 15, 2015 – 12:33 pm |

TALKING TO KIDS ABOUT WEIGHT
Don’t mention it. Recent studies reveal that children who were encouraged to diet were at a higher risk for binge eating, low self-esteem and depression. Avoid any mention of weight, shape or size. Emphasize health, strength and growth. Discuss improving the whole family’s health instead of singling out one individual for shaming. Focus on helping kids develop healthy relationships with their bodies, with exercise and with food.

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Wise Words

July 15, 2015 – 12:30 pm |
Plato?

When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be! ~ Cervantes

 

Quick Tips

March 20, 2015 – 12:34 pm |

CARVING OUT TIME FOR REST (from the Society of St. John the Evangelist). Ask yourself these questions: Sit in total silence for 5 minutes. How does it feel? *** How do you picture a day spent “being” as opposed to “doing”? *** Where are you drawn when you follow your heart? *** Are you content right now? *** Schedule a day of complete rest: what does it help you to realize about yourself and your life?

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Wise Words

March 20, 2015 – 12:16 pm |
Plato?

It is in the shelter of each other that people live. ~ Irish proverb

Good Eats

March 20, 2015 – 12:13 pm |

GRILLED HALIBUT STEAK – In a shallow baking dish combine: 3 T dry white wine (or chicken broth); ¼ cup lemon juice; 3 T olive oil; 1 T fresh chopped rosemary. Add 4 5-oz halibut pieces, turning to coat. Marinate for 20-60 minutes in the fridge. Season with salt and pepper and grill or bake until white and flaky.