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Talking to Kids About COVID-19

Avoiding Discussions Might Leave Them More Frightened “Mom, if you get sick will you die?” My four-year-old asked.  My heart sank.  My sweet fella’s statement was revealing.   He needed to talk, and I needed to give him assuring answers.  His brother joined our conversation and we got it all out. Their questions.  Their fears.  While … Continue reading Talking to Kids About COVID-19

Laugh Yourself to Health – Science Based Reasons Laughter is Good Medicine

As children, we laugh hundreds of times a day, but as adults, life can be hard work, bill paying, taxes, and laundry.  In the midst of figuring out what is for supper and keeping the grass trimmed, it might be harder to find reasons to laugh but by seeking out humor you can improve your … Continue reading Laugh Yourself to Health – Science Based Reasons Laughter is Good Medicine

Crowd Out the Bad – Eat Real Food to Feel Better

Unfortunately, in our current supermarket lifestyle, we are completely oblivious to what we are eating and its impact on our health and our world.  With big companies and big industry, we know little about how our food is grown and they like it that way.  It is so much more than just processed food.  Even … Continue reading Crowd Out the Bad – Eat Real Food to Feel Better

Boredom is Good for Kids – the Gift of Doing Nothing During a Pandemic

A few weeks ago, our kids were living their best life and us parents were the chauffeurs.  Boy did that come to a screeching halt.  This time of the year would traditionally be a frantic race of activities with spring/summer sports and end of school year events.  Like it or not, COVID19 has us in … Continue reading Boredom is Good for Kids – the Gift of Doing Nothing During a Pandemic

Be the Change – Creating a Healthy Culture

Every organization, workplace, community, school, church, family has its own distinct culture shaped by its values, priorities, members, and leaders. Even though we are just beginning to understand the power of environment and social influence on our lives, it is undeniable that our surroundings and the people we encounter influence our behaviors especially our lifestyle … Continue reading Be the Change – Creating a Healthy Culture