Category: Week 4

Yummy Pumpkin Cookies

Now is the time for all things pumpkin, from pies to lattes. This season, give pumpkin cookies a try; they’re a different sweet pumpkin treat. We could all benefit from adding more pumpkin to our daily diet. Pumpkin is rich in beta-carotene, and it can reduce the risk of cancer, protect against heart disease, reduce blood…
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Fall Planting: Peonies and Pansies

If you want to plan ahead for a burst of color after winter, then autumn is a perfect time to work on your garden. Fall planting and maintenance can give you a head start on your spring garden, as well as bringing color to your yard as the leaves begin to change colors. Pansies are a…
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Consequences of Overeating

Large meal portions and extra servings can affect our waistline, our wallets and the fate of our planet. But, why exactly do we overeat? Why We Overeat Studies show that certain foods (especially sweets and fatty foods) have a drug-like effect, causing a pleasure sensation in the brain. Eating too much of these foods can “cause…
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The Crisis of Civility

Our Current State of Incivility It is the weekend after the Kavanaugh confirmation, and most of us feel as if we have been through a mental tornado. The anger, frustration, and vitriol in our country were at epic proportions. I was so upset by the entire war I could not turn on the news in…
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Athletics Heals Anxiety

Athletics is a natural anxiety relief. Exercise improves our mental and emotional health by releasing our body’s “feel-good” chemical, endorphins. Exercise helps us release built-up tension in a healthy way and helps us get a better night’s sleep. Individuals who participate in any type of exercise, including walking, experience great health benefits. Exercise Heals Even…
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Turn Candy into Cash

Dressing your children up in cute costumes and taking them trick-or-treating is fun, but what do you do with all the candy once you’re done? With cavities and childhood diabetes, most parents are apprehensive about allowing their children to eat all of that candy. Instead, mindful families can use their Halloween candy to save a…
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Grace Your Front Door with a Fall Wreath

Throughout the year, wreaths grace the doors of many homes in the US. The circle or even spherical shape of the wreath (or “crown”) means unity, peace, and immortality. Based on the plants and materials used on the wreath, it could mean many different things throughout the seasons. This month, dress the front door with…
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4 Mindful Lessons for Halloween

Halloween is not just for kids. This fun-filled holiday has deep, meaningful roots that we can all learn from. This year, celebrate the history of Halloween with these Mindful lessons. Samhain Rituals and History We tend to think of Halloween as an American holiday filled with costumes and sugary treats, but it has ancient Celtic roots.…
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Eat White Foods for Stroke Prevention

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one American dies from a stroke every four minutes. This is devastating news, but fortunately, reexamining your diet and eating more white fruits and vegetables can help with stroke prevention. Stroke Facts A stroke occurs “when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks, interrupting…
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Chocolaty Gifts for All

Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or promotion, chocolate is the perfect gift for any occasion. Of course, you can always buy a box of chocolate, but why not take your gift a step further and get a little creative? Homemade chocolaty gifts are a sweet way of showing someone you care. In honor of National…
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