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You guys remember that dog character in the movie "UP" that sees a squirrel and gets completely distracted? He can't finish a thought and totally disrupts a normal conversations with friends because of something he hears/sees/smells?  Yeah, I can relate on a deep personal level to good ole' Dug The Dog. If you haven't seen the movie "Up"- do yourself a favor and watch it.  Like right now.  Wait- don't.  Don't let me distract you!  Staying on task and focus has always been a problem for me throughout my life. Some friends and family think it's a cute Katie-quirk and...

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 It’s that time of year,  Valentine’s Day, when your mind is stimulated by hearts and flowers, pink and red colors, love letters and notions of “I love you.” The air feels lighter and warm fuzzy feelings abound. What an intriguing concept—one day of the year, labeled “Valentine’s Day,” can bring these feelings of happiness, love and connectedness simply because it’s been labeled the day of love. What if we could consistently experience the feeling of love and happiness every day of the year? Lucky for us, there are foods that can create happiness and a positive mood through their naturally occurring compounds (or phytonutrients) that stimulate happy receptors in our bodies and minds.

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