Category: Health and Nutrition

5 Steps to Forgiveness

5 Steps to Forgiveness

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

We have all been hurt by someone’s words or actions at some point in our lives. We all create thoughts and actions that actually hurt ourselves and others too. When we judge what happens to us, when we […]

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Humor and Laughter Strengthen Your Immune System

Humor and Laughter Strengthen Your Immune System

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Physicians and researchers have long known that stress weakens the immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to illness. Only in the mid-1980s, however, did researchers begin to study the positive […]

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The Greatest Gift

The Greatest Gift

| February 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

I don’t consider myself a yogi, but I find that every time I’m rolling up my yoga mat after a class, I feel refreshed, renewed, and most importantly I feel as though I did something purely for me. I have described it as treating my body and mind to an incredibly delectable dessert. It’s a delicacy […]

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Learning (And Failing) to Surf

Learning (And Failing) to Surf

| July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Riding a surfboard has been a lesson in remembering how to play. In forgetting about being the best or even good at something and just doing it because it’s fun.

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One Life, One Story

One Life, One Story

| March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Christine had been dealing with issues with her oldest son Max for a long time. He was the sweetest baby, but when he was two, he started to get naughty.

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The Real Key to Good Health

The Real Key to Good Health

| December 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

When we hear the word ‘health’, most of us think of diet, exercise, genes and . . . well that’s about it. We like to focus on the first two because we have some control over them. As for the genetic factor, it’s a little late to do much about that. But there is another factor; […]

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Life and Death In the Garden

Life and Death In the Garden

Every vegetable, fruit and herb has its season. I have gone through anticipation, fulfillment, and mourning several times around, as each plant lives out its life. Without the garden, I might not have noticed time’s passing.

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Cultivating Self-Acceptance

Cultivating Self-Acceptance

The speaker challenged us, a room full of nutritionists, to ask ourselves if we are doing more harm than good by perpetuating the common belief that being thin is synonymous with good health, knowing that most weight loss diets end in weight regain and frustration and that health comes in many different shapes and sizes. Her vision was one in which, rather than focusing on weight, we promote health and well-being through self-acceptance, nourishing foods and joyful physical activity.

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The Best Lessons Come From Watching Others

The Best Lessons Come From Watching Others

I spend my days working for a nutrition program for adults living with HIV and AIDS. Last winter we were approached by Jin, a health counselor and personal chef who wanted to volunteer his time teaching our clients about macrobiotic cooking and nutrition.

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