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Melanie W.

California
Hi! My name is Melanie Webber and I am currently a dietetic intern, on my way to becoming a Registered Dietitian. "Healthy living" to me is so much more than eating healthy and exercising. I believe these are huge components to a healthy life, but I also believe having a positive... Full Bio
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The Easy Way Out is a Dead End by Melanie W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “We have many reasons to hope for great happiness, but . . . we have to earn it. And that's something you can't achieve by taking the easy way out. Earning happiness means d ... Read on »
Mindful Preparation for Mindless Eating by Melanie W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living An Interesting Read on Mindless Eating We all do it. There’s a bowl of M&M’s sitting on the counter. You walk by and eat a few. Then walk by again, and think “a few mor ... Read on »
Is Maggie's Diet More Harmful than Helpful? I Think So... by Melanie W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Usually I am not a fan of jumping on the band-wagon of bashing the latest controversial book, movie, website, TV show, etc. I normally like to try to find something posi ... Read on »
Change Yourself, Change the World by Melanie W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”  -Leo Tolstoy When you think of making a difference in the world, what do you see yourself ... Read on »
Roadblocks to Health by Melanie W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “We must overcome the notion that we must be regular... it robs you of the chance to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre.” -Uta Hagen Today in church we were tal ... Read on »
Perceptions and Expectations by Melanie W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “You expect the worst, and you always get your way...” -Cold War Kids, Out of the Wilderness Have you ever noticed how our expectations and the way we perceive our circums ... Read on »
Accepting the Beauty in our Differences by Melanie W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If we can love ourselves in spite of our faults and foibles, and if we can accept our own weaknesses and wrongdoings, then why do we resist loving and accepting others becau ... Read on »
My Philosophy on Kayaking by Melanie W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Sorry it's been a while. It's been a busy couple of weeks.. I finished my internship and am now one step closer to becoming a registered dietitian! All I have left is to pas ... Read on »
The Search for the Open Door by Melanie W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living "We so often look so long and regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us." -Alexander Graham Bell This past year I’ ... Read on »
Life, in Moderation by Melanie W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease to please.” -Epictetus Do you ever find a song, maybe you hear it on the radio ... Read on »
Finding Purpose in Pain by Melanie W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they're afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake u ... Read on »
How To Change Your Mind by Melanie W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else.” -E. E. Cummings Why is it so simple to give ... Read on »
Lessons Learned by Melanie W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.”  -Dougl ... Read on »
The Power of Your Words by Melanie W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men's souls, and a beauti ... Read on »
The Spectrum of Health by Melanie W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Health is a large word.  It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;... and not today's pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a ma ... Read on »
Making a Change by Melanie W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “There’s no easy way out. If there were, I would have bought it. And believe me, it would be one of my favorite things!” -Oprah Winfrey I always cringe whe ... Read on »
Hope Through Faith by Melanie W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” -C.S. Lewis ... Read on »
Look For Beauty in Everyone... It's There by Melanie W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “Beauty?... To me it is a word without sense because I do not know where its meaning comes from nor where it leads to.” ~Pablo Picasso I was at an art museum thi ... Read on »
Your Life is Your Own Story by Melanie W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts” – Wi ... Read on »
We Can All Make a Difference by Melanie W. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living “No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” -Aesop Have you ever made an assumption about someone based on a stereotype? We’ve all done it! I hate stereotypes, t ... Read on »