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Living Smart: Addiction featuring Derek Steele

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Living Smart: Addiction featuring Derek Steele

Posted on 20 July 2011 by Michelle Reed

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College Smart: Communicating as Journalists

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College Smart: Communicating as Journalists

Posted on 20 July 2011 by Michelle Reed

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The three things to be aware of in keeping a healthy lifestyle

Posted on 12 May 2011 by Michelle Reed

This week on Living Smart:

The Living Smart with Patricia Gras episode on “Healthy Mom, Healthy Child,” this Sunday at 3 p.m. features motivational speaker, yoga instructor and author of “Healthy Mom, Healthy Child: Creating Whole Families from the Inside Out,” Elizabeth Irvine. In this episode, Irvine shares insight into how to sustain a healthy and meaningful lifestyle whether it be in exercise, mental health, or nutrition during the chaotic days motherhood brings.

Missed last week’s episode?

Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. This Friday at 10 p.m. catch the re-run of Living Smart “Connecting your Disconnected Life,” featuring promotional speaker and author Mary LoVerde. In this episode, LoVerde, the former director of the Hypertension Research Center at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, shares insight into how we can improve the quality of our home, work and inner life.

Want more Living Smart? Visit us on the web at www.youtube.com/houstonpbs.

This week’s blog: The three things to be aware of in keeping a healthy lifestyle

By: Kristen Khalaf, production assistant

We are always told to eat healthy, exercise at least three times a week and don’t smoke. It seems like a broken record, which might make it hard for us to actually take some action. Miracles can happen if we actually have a healthy and balanced life.

In this upcoming episode of “Living Smart with Patricia Gras,” Elizabeth Irvine shares the story of her son, who was cured of Urticaria Pigmentosa—a skin disease that causes lesions and intense itching—and severe eczema. By changing her family’s diet, cleaning up their surroundings and adding integrative therapies into their lifestyles, Irvine was able to find a healthy lifestyle that worked for her family. This event caused her to write her inspirational and informative book Healthy Mother, Healthy Child.

“When a woman betters her life, her whole family benefits,” Irvine said.

Irvine teaches us that we can control what we put in our bodies to better our health. Here are some ways YOU can better your life.


First: Eat breakfast! In the fast paced world we live in, it’s easier to pour a cup of coffee than milk into a cereal bowl. We can’t eat cereal while driving, so it can be easy to forgo it. According to journalist Dulce Zamora in a WebMD article, breakfast eaters take in more “vitamins and minerals, and less fat and cholesterol.”

Second: Eat more fish and Omega-3 fatty acids. Yes. The “F” word. Fatty acids are the good guys. Pamrotella.com says fatty acids “support the cardiovascular, reproductive, immune, and nervous systems.” We need these in our body to help “manufacture and repair cell membranes.”

Third: Sleep! We are wired to our phones, televisions and computers. It can be difficult to log off of Facebook at midnight to go sleep, but we have to allow ourselves the luxury of sleep. The National Sleep Foundation says that “more than two-thirds of older adults suffer from sleep problems and many American adults don’t get the minimum amount of shuteye needed to stay alert.” Sleepy drivers have been the cause of over 100,000 car crashes, 1,500 deaths and thousands of injuries.

Irvine also uses breathing exercises to maintain her healthy lifestyle. Irvine says in times of distress, close your eyes and bring awareness to yourself and where you are at the moment. Then think about your breathing and open your eyes. Bringing awareness to your body helps calm a person. Meditation doesn’t have to take long, and you can do it anywhere.

How do you keep yourself and /or your family healthy? What do you do to calm yourself when you’re stressed?

To learn more about having a healthy self, family and life, tune in to “Living Smart with Patricia Gras” on Sunday, May 15 at 3 p.m.

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College Smart: Connecting Your Disconnected Life

Posted on 06 May 2011 by Michelle Reed

This week on Living Smart:
The Living Smart with Patricia Gras episode on “Connecting your Disconnected Life” this sunday at 3 p.m. on Houston’s PBS features promotional speaker and author of the books I Used to Have a Handle on Life, But Then It Broke, Touching Tomorrow, and Stop Screaming at the Microwave, How to Connect Your Disconnected Life. In this episode, Mary LoVerde, who is also the former director of the Hypertension Research Center of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, shares insight into how we can improve the quality of our home, work, and inner life.

Missed last week’s episode? Don’t worry, we thought about you. Tune in Houston’s Channel 8 this Friday at 10 p.m. to watch Dr. Stephanie Coulter, the medical leader for the Texas Heart Institute Center for Women’s Heart and Cardiovascular Health Disease at St. Luke’s Hospital. In this episode, Dr. Coulter discusses trigger points for heart disease to occur in men and women and why heart disease is more prevalent in women’s lives.

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As we anticipate, this week’s episode of Living Smart, the newest episode of the College Smart series features University of Houston graduate Kristen Khalaf and DePauw University graduate Christina Rivera as they take a look inside the lives of college students asking the loaded question how do you connect your disconnected life? As finals come to a close, students are rushing to make time for their friends, family and significant others. With only a few hours during the day to get everything done, college students sometimes need to find time to calm down and connect back to reality.

How do you connect your disconnected life?

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College Smart: The Beauty of Different

Posted on 20 April 2011 by Michelle Reed

The Living Smart episode on “The Beauty of Different” with Karen Walrond, an award winning photoblogger and author of “The Beauty of Difference,” will air Sunday, April 24 at 3 p.m. and repeats on Friday night at 10pm. on Houston’s channel 8. In this episode, Walrond will describe why she decided to create chookooloonks.com, her award-winning photoblog, and how her life changed when she realized the true meaning of beauty. She also addresses bullying in schools.

In this episode of College Smart, an independent web series created by Houston PBS interns, production assistant and senior at the University of Houston Cassady Lance talks to students about what beauty is to them. Depauw University graduate Christina Rivera catches all the footage of the beauty of difference at the University of Houston.

What does being beautiful mean to you?

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Also be sure to watch Teen Smart by Media students at Hightower Academy on the Virtue of Tolerance below:

Also this Sunday at 2:30pm Latina Voices tackles the issue of homelessness.

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