The First Lady (of nutrition)

By Ann Garvin / May 5, 2013 /

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRLA7THDlDw Marion Nestle (no relation to chocolate) tells truth. If you ever wonder what is right regarding nutrition Marion Nestle clears through all the misinformation. Her Food Politics website is invaluable for nutrition information Foodpolitics.com and her books, What To Eat, Food Politics, Why Calories Count, each are wonderful and must reads. Her information isn’t going…

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Exercise is the pill…

By Ann Garvin / May 3, 2013 /

It just takes you 1/2 hour to swallow it. This will make you feel silly about not fitting exercise into your life. I know how hard it is, believe me, but I think you will love this quickie movie.

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This Just In: You Can Buy Happiness

By Ann Garvin / May 3, 2013 /

Michael Norton’s Ted talk. Give it away, a little here and there because getting more isn’t cutting it. This makes me want to sing. Just take a minute to watch it….after a shower, just before you go to bed, while you are waiting to pick up your kids at the endless school pick-up line. Watch…

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Lost Chapters: Five

By Ann Garvin / May 2, 2013 /
On Maggie's Watch, Ann Garvin Author

On the journey to publication unfortunately some chapters needed a trim here is one of those chapters from On Maggie’s Watch Five You Love Who You Love 1976 “I could have married the safe-bet, but no, Mavis, I went for the sports car of husbands. A shiny speedster, as if I was some sort of…

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It takes an army to save girls.

By Ann Garvin / April 25, 2013 /

I teach health to twenty-year olds who make a lot of bad decisions. The college years are known for that kind of thing and it is mostly written off as growing pains. All those bad decisions take time though and my thinking is this. If you have the time for all those bad decisions then…

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Dear Writer,

By Ann Garvin / April 25, 2013 /

  Think long and hard about your dream of becoming an author. It is a thrilling ride. It is. From first short story prize, to first rejection as a novelty, to agent interest, to publisher interest to holding your first arc—it’s a lovely thing. If only we could stop there. Live that wonderful ride and…

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How to get published (5 steps)

By Ann Garvin / April 25, 2013 /

Hire an editor to work on your manuscript and don’t argue with them either in person or in your head. Promise me right now. I mean it. Eat, Sleep and Fixate. Read, research, read some more. Write a query that would make your old boyfriend take you back (even though you don’t want him back).…

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Why the girl effect? What about boys?

By Ann Garvin / April 25, 2013 /

My friend’s son is in love with a Pokémon character and I totally get it. I fell in love with a cartoon girl too and I’ve been raising money for her ever since. She is the girl from the the Girleffect.org video (Charity) and I’m scared to death for her. I watch her run from…

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Writing: The love that got away OR you suck as a motivational technique

By Ann Garvin / April 25, 2013 /

“You are the worst writer I’ve ever worked with.” My mentor said that to me. Self-esteem education had not gripped the nation yet. Higher education ascribed to the-I–was-miserable-so-by-God-you-will-be-too-teaching system. At the time, I was trying to write my dissertation on how physical activity effects anxiety and depression and ironically every time I thought about working…

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The Girl Effect

By Ann Garvin / April 16, 2013 /

I am a big supporter of The Girl Effect.

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