Day 5 of the 12 Days for Good – HEALTH

  The word health can encompass so much, but what came to me today, was the connection between laughter and your immune system.  Studies show that you can actually increase the function of your immune system and extend your life by laughing!  It doesn’t cost you anything, so isn’t worth letting some of your worry […]

Day 4 of the 12 Days for Good – FELLOWSHIP

        Feeling extremely blessed today with friends, family and the community in which I live and work, I wanted to pay it forward. With the weather so cold today, I went to buy a warm drink and decided to leave some money so someone else could enjoy a tasty beverage and hopefully […]

Day 3 of the 12 Days for Good – NUTRITION

Day 3 – NUTRITION:  To give and receive nourishment, food and sustenance, for stomachs, minds, hearts and spirits. There were so many ideas I thought of for today’s theme, but I wanted it to be practical, duplicable and easy.  So, I decided to create 5 meals for a family in our community, including the recipes […]

Day 2 of the 12 Days for Good – FAMILY

For advent this year, instead of the chocolate advent calendars to count down to Christmas, each night we read a story from our stack of Christmas books.  It is a time for me to be with my kids, let go of the craziness of my day and enjoy the moment with them.  Even though the […]

Day 1 of the 12 Days for Good – EQUALITY

The 12 days for good is such an amazing concept that I felt I needed to be a part of it.  Here is the gist of it… Catch the Spirit. SHARE the Good For 12 magical days this December, over 600 volunteers will support House of Friendship’s Christmas Hamper program. They will share the gift […]

Where do you begin?

Every day we hear reports on the dangers of certain foods we eat:  dyes commonly found in packaged foods and beverages can cause hyperactivity, immune distress, hypersensitivity, cancer, allergies, etc.  Nitrites and nitrates in cured meats can be cancer causing.  Oh and what about artificial sweeteners causing weight gain, a risk to diabetics, vision problems, […]

Puzzles

What is a puzzle? Well, the definition according to Webster’s Dictionary defines a jigsaw puzzle as, “a puzzle consisting of small irregularly cut pieces that are to be fitted together to form a picture” Did you know the largest jigsaw puzzle contains 32,000 pieces?  Crazy! My idea for this blog came to me today, as […]

Halloween Treats

Halloween is put up on a pedestal in the eyes of children (and some adults) as it is the time to be different, change the way you look and the best part…..collect CANDY!  I can remember as a child grabbing a pillow case to collect all my prized possessions and then meticulously counting and sorting […]

Would you rather add or subtract?

What is a calorie anyway? As we head into fall and back into routines, I find it easier to manage my daily food intake.  For many of us, the summer was fun, relaxing and we took more liberties than we normally would during the fall, winter and spring months. So, how can we get back […]

Have you changed your filter?

Summer is a coveted time of the year.  The weather is warm, holidays are booked and we spend more time with our family and friends.  As a result of this, we get RELAXATION, which is fantastic!  However, when we stray away from routines we have a tendency to indulge in more and exercise less.  So, […]