When you ask children what they love about the holidays – the answer is usually the presents. It is natural for kids to focus on what’s in it for them. But studies suggest that giving, either gifts or your time to help others, gives a sense of purpose, boosts self-esteem and shifts our attention to making other people happy. This can define and strengthen relationships and increase connection to a supportive social network.+ MORE
December 12, 2017 | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:
Have you ever found a puddle of mysterious green goo at the back of the fridge? I’m not sure I should admit it, but I recently bought a bunch of spinach and completely forgot about it until it became a puddle. And, I really hate to waste food, especially with winter prices for vegetables and fruit. Here are some ideas to store vegetables and fruit to keep them fresh.
December 7, 2017 | Posted in: Physical Activity | Tags:
I recently wrote an article on how older adults are keeping active more than ever (and even breaking fitness records!). If you’re a grandparent, you are in a unique position to be active with your family; especially with grandchildren. It’s common for both parents to work fulltime, so grandparents often play a big role in helping raise and mentor kids. What does this mean for physical activity levels of grandparents and grandchildren? In my opinion, it’s a fantastic thing!+ MORE
December 5, 2017 | Posted in: Vegetables and Fruit | Tags:
In my lifetime, over forty Christmas dinners have come and gone. As I prepare for another, I want to share an insight I had a few years ago: I’ve never eaten a bad-tasting turkey. Now if that doesn’t seem like a profound statement, let me share another: I’ve also never eaten a turkey and said, “Wow, I’ve never tasted anything like this before! Can I get the recipe?”