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Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Thursday, 26 November 2015 00:00  by Anna H.
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I’m sure a dish on everyone’s table is the iconic Sweet Potato Casserole! There is a way to enjoy this delicious side dish without having anxiety about extra calories or fats. Here is a simple recipe for Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes that will have your guests saying “what casserole?” Ingredients: 1 cup pure organic maple syrup (any brand works) ¼ cup apple cider vinegar 1 Tablespoon olive oil (additional for pan) 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon or 3 cinnamon sticks 3.5 lbs. sweet potatoes,…

The Attitude of Gratitude

Thursday, 26 November 2015 00:00  by Yolanda F.
Several years ago, I was in the habit of writing music and performing it whenever I had the opportunity. I had been recording a solo album for more than a year when I gave up and decided I should “leave it to the professionals.” Why? Because I wasn’t as good as I wanted to be. I also told myself I didn’t have time to work any harder on it. Even though I considered my talent to be more than some people’s and less than others, I focused on the part…

Why Should I Slow Down?

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 00:00  by Yolanda F.
Nick Ortner, author of New York Times best-selling book, “The Tapping Solution: A Revolutionary System for Stress-Free Living,” recently made a statement and asked a question that contradicts much of the way our culture rolls. He says, “Our society values busyness and ‘getting things done’ above all else. But what if the best thing you could do for yourself and the ones you love is to slow down?” I was recently warned by someone else that I should slow down in my 40s, or eventually fall down somewhere in the…

Fit Legs, Fit Mind

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 00:00  by Taylor O.
It has always been a known fact that exercise is linked to overall physical health. And recently, it has become common knowledge that physical exercise can also bring about emotional and mental health, as well. And even more recently, there was a study done on certain aspects of exercising that might affect a person’s overall mental health. Leg fitness, apparently, is directly linked to mind fitness. A study done by The King’s College in London shows that those who do exercises that focus primarily on leg strength show a greater…

Creamy Carrot Farrotto

Sunday, 22 November 2015 00:00  by Yolanda F.
In my house, there are times when the clock strikes “dinner,” everyone says “I’m hungry” at the same time and I haven’t given any thought at all to what I’m going to make. With no ideas, few ingredients and zero motivation, my only desire is to disappear into a puff of smoke. Then suddenly, a dark shadow envelopes me. Hello, Anxiety, is that you? I ask, as I slip into crisis mode. If only I had a file of recipes like this, dinnertime could be a dream. It might even…
I’ve got diabetes on the brain. And not only because my mother, my father-in-law, my favorite aunt and uncle, and many friends and other family members are diabetic, or have the potential to be, if they’re not careful. American Diabetes Month is observed in November, and the statistics are mind-boggling, but not surprising. Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. Another 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost…

Unlocking Mental Health—Gardening

Saturday, 21 November 2015 00:00  by Taylor O.
A recent study on gardening—done by the universities of Westminster and Essex—has shown that people who spend as little as 30 minutes per week outside gardening have a healthier mental state than people who do not spend any time gardening. The study says that gardening lowers fatigue, tension and depression while also boosting self-esteem. It also says that those who garden tend to have a lower BMI (body mass index) than those who do not garden. So, gardening is something that affects physical and mental health! This study intrigued me,…

A Girl and Her Father

Friday, 20 November 2015 00:00  by Taylor O.
Malala Yousafzai is a well-known name all over the world. She is a fifteen-year-old girl who was nearly assassinated and who has won the Nobel Peace Prize. All because she believes in something that some people believe she shouldn’t. There is a documentary about Malala, and her family, that came out November 6th in the UK. It is called He Named Me Malala, which refers to the deep and loving relationship that Malala has with her father, who essentially raised her to have the opportunities to make changes in the…

Soup au Pistou

Thursday, 19 November 2015 00:00  by Charity C.
Try this cozy recipe, perfect for the autumn season. With the days drawing dark sooner, and the weather getting colder, it is easy for depression to seep in. Comfort and nourish yourself during the colder and darker months with lovely meals like this to keep your spirits high, your mood positive and your belly full. Ingredients: Soup 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 anchovy fillets 2 leeks, white and pale-green parts only, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced crosswise, washed well, and drained (about 4 cups) 2 small celery stalks, cut into…


Wednesday, 18 November 2015 00:00  by Taylor O.
There are many methods for relaxation—deep breathing, autogenic training, and calming exercises such as stretching to name a few. And there is a—rather obvious—trend in relaxation techniques: nearly all of them center in some way on the act of contemplation. It seems that the best way to relax, is to focus on calming both the mind and the body. You can’t have a calm mind and a restless body, or vice versa. But what is contemplation, really? When I think of it, I see a monk in a robe sitting…

Sore Throat Solutions

Tuesday, 17 November 2015 00:00  by Yolanda F.
If you happened to have a telescope you could look through and see me right now, you’d watch me drinking apple cider vinegar mixed with water right out of the bottle about the size of a medium-sized soda bottle. It’s my latest attempt to trick myself into drinking it a few times of day. When I get thirsty, I grab it from the fridge. Everyone else has their beverages in there, so why shouldn’t I? But why apple cider vinegar, you may be wondering. Somehow, I lost the book I…

The Reality of Sexual Assault

Saturday, 14 November 2015 00:00  by Taylor O.
Sexual assault is not a term that is easily brought up in conversation. No one talks casually to another person about it. No one mentions how they were once sexually assaulted, or how they witnessed a sexual assault. No one wants to bring it up in public, or really even in private. That’s why so many people suffer in silence, with the knowledge that it does indeed happen—but they are not willing to talk about it. I’ve written recently about Taylor Swift, and her admission to having had anxiety in…

Broccolini Flounder Bake

Saturday, 14 November 2015 00:00  by Yolanda F.
Call it intuitive eating, but even with all the altruistic notions I’ve had about avoiding eating anything with a face, I have also known that eating fish at least once in a while was like giving my body a gift. I even knew it as a vegetarian, 14 years ago, before the birth of my first child when my carnivorous tendencies of yesteryear suddenly resurfaced (likely because I was deficient in certain key nutrients). Now, as a staunch flexitarian and a confirmed intuitive eater, I eat what I feel I…

Can You Give Us A Twirl?

Saturday, 14 November 2015 00:00  by Taylor O.
Yesterday I watched a video that showed up on my Facebook newsfeed. Nowadays, my newsfeed is so saturated with videos and pictures and ads that I hardly even bother to click on them anymore, but this video looked interesting enough for me to take the few minutes out of my day to watch it. The video is from #CoverTheAthlete, and it starts off with an interviewer going around a bunch of different kinds of male sports teams, asking what seems like ridiculous questions, such as, “If you could date anyone…

World Kindness Day

Friday, 13 November 2015 00:00  by Yolanda F.
World Kindness Day is officially celebrated on Nov. 13, and was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, a coalition observed in many countries. For me, in my little corner of the world, Kindness Day is every day. Whether it’s letting someone cut me in line at Trader Joe’s when they only have three items and I have a cart that’s spilling over, to jeopardizing the condition of my brakes to stop short in the middle of the street (which can be very dangerous) to let someone jaywalk, I…
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