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Don’t Get Spooked by the Changing Season

The fall season is a poignant reminder that the world around us is always changing. Although sometimes change is welcome, many times we prefer things to stay the same. We’re all rightfully skeptical of the unknown, but resisting change for too long can stunt our personal growth and spiritual development. This Monday, we encourage you […]

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Up Your Games

by Mindy Kinsey Make super-sized versions of tabletop favorites to play on the lawn.Expand Everyone has cornhole, bocce, and croquet sets—and they are great games for social distancing—but it’s time for something new. Try making super-sized versions of tabletop favorites to play on the lawn: Yahtzee, TicTacToe, Dominoes, and Scrabble. You’ll need some basic woodworking […]

5 Signs You’re Not Eating Enough Protein

Even if you don’t have a true deficiency, you could be running a little low, and that can affect your health in sneaky ways. By Maria Masters They don’t call protein one of the building blocks of life for nothing.This macronutrient makes up the major component of all our cells and provides the essential amino […]

Lift Your Head and Lower Your Arms — You Might Just Feel Better

If you’re working or learning from home, you know the toll it can take on your body and mind. You might not have a supportive chair to sit on or the most comfortable tech to accommodate long hours in front of a computer at home. But you don’t have to suffer through it, and you […]

Healthy, Happy Monday!

Dear friends, In this current state of pandemonium, it’s easy to forget what’s truly important in life: your health, your family, your friends, your passions. Fostering gratitude strengthens your ability to recognize and appreciate all the things close to your heart, even during times of strife.  This week we are focusing on ways to express and […]

Funny Friday

Spend Savvier, Save Smarter: 5 Tips To Stop Stress-Spending

We’ve all done it: that candy bar at the grocery store checkout, that midnight Amazon purchase, that pair of aspirational wrist guards because this summer you’re definitely going to use those Rollerblades. Americans have a spending problem. Research in 2019 showed that the average American spends almost $18,000 a year on nonessentials. And nearly 1 in 5 says they’re […]

Safely Storing Leftovers

How long can you safely keep leftovers in the refrigerator? Answer From Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D. Leftovers can be kept for three to four days in the refrigerator. Be sure to eat them within that time. After that, the risk of food poisoning increases. If you don’t think you’ll be able to eat leftovers within four […]

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