As children, we are told to eat our fruits and vegetables because they are good for us, but there’s often little explanation as to why they are good for us. A more accurate request would be to ask children to eat their vitamins.
You’re driving along on your way to do errands, or work, maybe to the gym, or to pick up the grandkids and—bam, it hits you—that overwhelming gnawing hunger. The next thing you know, you’re pulling into a drive through and ordering up a storm. Isn’t it fascinating (and frustrating) how the “I have to eat now!” feeling can hit even if you’ve been making good nutrition a top priority? Experts are discovering that when you eat, what your food tastes like, and even how much you drink can have a major impact on how often hunger pangs strike.
Leading nutritionists were asked to share the five most common reasons all of us are frequently famished, as well as their top tips for maximizing satisfaction and keeping hunger at bay.
These quotes about life will motivate you, inspire you Sometimes, life can be a bit daunting. Between big decisions, heartbreaks, tragedies, and even simply bad days when nothing seems to go right, it’s easy to get down on yourself. That’s where encouraging thoughts can help. When you (or a friend or family member) need a pick-me-up, these quotes about life may turn your day around. From some of our favorite famous authors, musicians, and public figures, we share some inspiration.
And, remember, uplifting messages aren’t reserved for just the not-so-good days…
It’s the summer season filled with an abundance of sunshine and fresh air, so we ask, what makes this time of the year extra special for you? After all, we have collectively lost so much time traversing and dealing with the continuing pandemic in our lives. Now more than ever, it’s important to take charge and do something you haven’t been able to access or enjoy for yourself. Doing something to fulfill your needs is as important as knowing there is a sun-up and sundown every day of our lives. Take a moment and do something for you- yes, YOU!
When we age, well, so do our metabolisms, and as a result- our bodies tend to change. It’s an amazing metamorphosis that can take its toll on us if we are not mindful and interested in our own well-being as we age. Rather than not take notice, there are healthful foods and ideologies to boost you. By maintaining a balanced eating pattern that emphasizes key nutrients, we can improve our odds of healthy aging to continue living a dynamic, active lifestyle. Remember- it’s never too late.
We are no strangers to the fact that aging comes with many pros and cons. It’s best to remember that age is just a number and that’s it. Most important, do not waste time on the demise of your youth. We can reframe things differently if we choose. We can choose to embrace aging with an understanding that we have probably spent the first 50 years in a hurry with little time, wisdom, or awareness about what it all meant. Because during those years, our focus was on function not appreciation. So next time you notice yet another spot or new wrinkle, ignore it.
Instead, focus on the many positives associated with moving into a brand new, and potentially very rich, phase of your life.
a great twist for that boring chicken we all serve up!
Are you sick of the same old grilled chicken and veggies? We found this delicious recipe- tried it out ourselves and now it’s become a ‘great go to meal’… no matter what season So, turn up the grill or take out that grill pan and wow your family with this incredible dish full of incredible flavor! Oh, and in case you didn’t know what a ‘kofta’ is- here’s the scoop; a kofta is in the family of meatballs- it combines either ground meat or chicken or veggies with an overload of great seasonings.
Oh come on- we all are excited that spring has officially sprung! And, no doubt everyone has a hankering at some time or another to start that season dive into cleaning around our personal spaces. Now more than ever, we are so mindful of germs and what we do. While you may think you know every cleaning trick in the book, there are some simple things that you might be doing that is wasting your time and energy! Take a look at these 8 commonly made cleaning mistakes and how you can make your life clean and simple!
Are you a chocoholic? Love dark chocolate, brownies, fudge, chocolate soufflé, flourless chocolate cake, hot chocolate? Do you love how good it tastes, how incredible it smells? Well, you are not alone! Of course, not all chocolate is good for you, but some is. Choose wisely.
a special feature from Bonnie Compton, Parent Coach & Child /Adolescent Therapist*
It’s a new year and hopefully a chance for a clean slate. Does that thought excite or terrify you? Often when we think of the New Year, we think of New Year Resolutions—commitments we make to better ourselves. However, there can be heaviness associated with New Year’s resolutions. You tell yourself, “I’m going to lose 10 pounds” (while your internal dialogue says: “Why do I continue to eat mindlessly, grabbing that last piece of cake…what is wrong with me?”)— or, “I’m going to exercise 5 days per week.” (Internal dialogue says: “I said the same thing last year and that didn’t happen! This year, I’m really going to do it…I can’t let myself fail this time!”)
a special feature from Kay Ziplow & Leslie Zinberg, Founders
Holiday time and knowing that a new year approaches we find ourselves out of breath so to speak! Come to think of it, our daily lives are so very busy that rarely do we intentionally indulge and hit the “mute” button. If you already do this, you are one of the lucky ones who have come to realize that once in a while, this is an important personal exercise for your physical and mental being. Hitting your personal mute button doesn’t mean you are disconnected; rather it infers how truly connected you are. Because our lives are bombarded with consistent stimulus and distractions and routines that comprise the function of our day, we need to take that step back and shut it all down and retrieve a moment or two to feel ourselves and our own presence as we navigate the busy world in which we live. Here’s two simple and mindful suggestions we have for you, and yes, you are worth it.