Category: Week 4

Go Out and Touch Someone

Science tells us that humans are healthier and live longer when we live as a community and are close to one another. There are many ways to touch and be touched to get healthy and feel loved. When we touch another or are touched by someone we experience a relaxing and healing feeling. This is…
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Add More Honey To Your Life

Thanks to bumble bees, which also pollinates 80% of our nation’s crops, we also get delicious honey from them. On average, Americans consume about 1.5 pounds of honey per person annually. It can bring natural sweetness to everything you eat and drink. From sweetening teas to marinades for grilling, honey has surprising health benefits. Honey is…
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Yes! Dogs Do Smile!

For years, scientists have questioned the canines’ abilities to experience emotions. But, according to Dr. Nicholas Dodman, (head of animal behavior at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University) dogs do smile and don’t just experience emotions; they communicate them as well. In his research, Dodman concluded that dogs do smile and they…
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Swordfish with Summer Salad

This easy, healthy, low calorie recipe will earn you accolades with friends and family. You can substitute your favorite fish or add some vegetables you really love. Swordfish has a high omega-3 fatty acid content. Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties and can help your blood pressure, heart, and brain function. Swordfish may help you…
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The Surprising Secret of Success is Patience

Many great people have believed throughout the ages that patience is a critical asset to cultivate for happiness, health, and success. This is what some great people have said about the virtue of patience. “Genius is patience.” — Isaac Newton “A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.” — George Saville “Patience…
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Take the Afternoon or Weekend to Meet Your Neighbor

How well do you know your neighbor? Decades ago, strong neighborly connections were common, but today this isn’t the case. This is a shame as a Mindful community begins with a mindful neighborhood. According to the Pew Research Center, a study found that only 19 percent of American adults knew all of their neighbors. Twenty-four…
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Late Summer Garden Crops

Do you have a vegetable garden? It’s time to start thinking about fall harvest crops. In addition to maybe some late summer tomatoes, there are a few other garden crops to consider. Late Summer Garden Crops Broccoli These plants make great midsummer additions to your garden because they acquire their best flavor and quality when…
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How to Manage Morning Chaos

Mornings for most of us can be chaotic. It is very important to remember to manage your morning chaos sets the stage for your entire day. Don’t you want to begin your day with a rhythm and dependable rituals that keep you balanced for the day? Try to set the tone for the morning by…
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Stress Busting School Lunches for Happier Kids

A healthy lunch can make all the difference at the office and they’re also important for our kids’ health as well. With more than one-third of American children and adolescents being overweight or obese, it’s important for us to be concerned with what our children eat. Packing our kids a homemade lunch can help lower…
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Prevent Summer Brain Drain

Summer brings joy to millions of American children due to one simple fact: no school. Unfortunately, these long summer breaks that kids love are troubling to their education. Without academic engagement, our kids are likely to experience summer brain drain. During the summer, children can lose one to three months worth of learning. While reading…
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