Raising a child is no longer the sole responsibility of parents. It takes a village to raise a child in the 21st century for several reasons, including providing support for adults that have to juggle a career with child-rearing. One of the greatest benefits of attending couples therapy involves parents learning about why it takes […]
Anticipating some of life’s events can trigger stress and anxiety. When the stress and anxiety triggered by the anticipation of a future event negatively consume our lives, then we have fallen victim to a condition called anticipatory anxiety. Participating in an adult therapy program can help alleviate the symptoms and even eliminate anticipatory anxiety. Some […]
“It takes a village to raise a child.” No one is sure who coined the phrase, but it received considerable publicity with the release of Hillary Clinton’s 1995 book titled It Takes a Village. The phrase has its roots in African culture that dates back several centuries. Nearly 30 years after Hillary Clinton shined the […]
Lunch is an important meal for kindergartners. Research has shown that eating a nutritious lunch gives kids the energy and stamina to get through the rest of the day. This means being better able to focus on classwork and less likely to have emotional issues, along with other positive benefits. For parents, the need for a […]
The holidays have officially begun, and that means it’s time to start passing around the snack plate. So if you have a party for your preschooler coming up, here are some fun and creative ways to celebrate with festive food and snacks. No. 1 – Snowman Juice Boxes If you’re looking for something simple, fun, and creative […]
How do you view change? Do you embrace it with arms wide open? Or do you turn your back and try to keep the status quo?
I think…err believe that I eat healthy, as do most of us. And as do most, there is the occasion to underestimate just how much we eat. So, it stands to reason that there is a vast underestimation of how healthy we eat as well. Until… FOODUCATE! Fooducate is an application designed to ease […]
Should you take a vitamin supplement and if so, do you take a multi-vitamin or perhaps just a little extra vitamin C? Is any one vitamin more important than another? And aren’t vitamins for the elderly anyway? Arguments for and against supplements are many; and the decision to take supplements is personal and self-prescribed. How […]
How often do you challenge yourself physically, mentally, healthily?
A few weeks ago, I met up with former co-workers for a life catch-up session. It was great! I really miss working with those ladies and it was wonderful to hear about the changes that had transpired over the last year. We met over brunch (my favorite meal) and I ordered a black walnut kale salad. I liked it except for the vinaigrette. For me, the vinaigrette did not complement the kale.
You don’t have to take giant steps, baby steps – inches — are just right!
How many times do you psyche yourself out of the game before it has even started?
Although I normally save pancake breakfasts for the weekend, I can’t help but make these during the week on occasion. They require no eggs and provide whole grains.
Ahhh comfort food. We all have our favorites. For me, it is more than just mac and cheese. Feed me enchiladas or a casserole! Of all the casseroles my mother baked, I distinctly remembered one that had asparagus and was delicious!