Month: November 2017

National Cookie Week

Do you have a regular practice of baking cookies with your family or friends? Trying different cookie recipes can be lots of fun. Giving homemade cookies as a gift is a real treasure to the receivers. Baking cookies for a fun filled activity when your children’s friends visit. Making cookies as a regular family activity…
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Eat a Cranberry Day

Could a cranberry a day keep the doctor away? This delicious fruit is full of fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin E and it’s beneficial for cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention. Fortunately, fall is the season and Cranberry Day. Cranberry nut bread, cranberry muffins, cranberry granola energy bars, and cranberry relish recipes will help ensure that you regularly…
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Turkey or Tofurky Pasta Dish

If you have extra turkey or tofurky, the nonmeat turkey substitute, you can easily turn your leftovers into a delicious pasta dish meal after the big feast. At our home, we don’t eat meat, so we use turkey or chicken substitutes. However, whether you use real turkey or tofurky it still makes for a yummy…
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World Hello Day

Salut, hola, ni hao, ciao, hujambo, shalom, and hello! It’s World Hello Day! Celebrating World Hello Day Have you been feeling lonely lately? World Hello Day may be your chance to combat your loneliness and make a new friend. So, today, say hello to people throughout the day. Take a moment to give a cheery greeting to a stranger.…
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Survival Tips for Post Election Stress Disorder

Election Stress Makes Us Sick The drama during these midterm elections has been overwhelming for most of us. It has been difficult and unhealthy mentally and physically to digest the partisan anger, vitriol, and divisiveness. This election stress can literally make us sick. Stress is the driver of all diseases. In fact, researchers have found…
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Plan a Community Get-Together

As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. Planning a Mindful community get-together is a great way for your “village” to care for the next generation. Surrounding a kid with love and support can make all the difference; however, it’s not just the kids that can benefit from the extra encouragement.…
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National Farm Week

It’s National Farm Week! When was the last time you thanked a farmer?  Every piece of food you put in your mouth was brought to your table by the hard work of a farmer. Many families commit their lives to serving you by working endless hours in challenging weather through every season.  This week as…
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Compulsive Worrying Impacts Your Health

Now, more than ever, we are worrying ourselves sick! Constant worrying eventually leads to anxiety and directly impacts your mental and physical health. Compulsive worrying stops us from working effectively. It has physical effects such as rapid pulse, trembling, dry mouth, chest pains, digestive problems, headaches, insomnia, and more. Compulsive worrying also causes emotional and behavioral…
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Recover from Surgery the Right Way

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reports that 15 million Americans undergo surgery every year. Preparing for the surgery can be a daunting task, but the worry doesn’t end there. To ensure that the operation is a success having a healthy surgery recovery is key. Unfortunately, for many Americans, this is easier said than…
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Growing Snap Peas Is Literally, A Snap

If you want a fall vegetable, try growing snap peas! Yummy and nutritious, this pod plant can be planted in the fall because it is a cool weather crop. Some pod plants can withstand temperatures down to 20 degrees fahrenheit! Snap peas take about sixty days to reach maturity from seed to flower and are…
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