Food, General, Health & Wellness

Take a Walk on the Dark Side: The Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

It’s Valentine’s Day, and chocolate is on the minds of many! Whether you’re eating it, buying it or both, here’s some information you may want to know. Dark chocolate has some benefits over milk chocolate or white chocolate. These benefits are thought to come from the flavonoids it contains. Flavonoids are naturally occurring antioxidants that can also be found in…

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General, Health & Wellness

Something To Smile About

It has certainly been a while! I hope you’re enjoying 2011 and that you’re still on track with your New Year’s Resolutions! It’s February, and in addition to celebrating the Chinese New Year and Black History Month (we’re planning a great Children’s Church Black History program at Faith Church, by the way), it is also National Children’s Dental Health Month!…

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Food, General, Health & Wellness

School Lunch: Dilemmas and Options

It’s the last day of September and many children have been back in school for almost a month (or longer). By now, we’ve established our new (and earlier) morning routines, which for my children includes having their backpacks ready and lunch bags packed. On occasion, my children will have the school lunch rather than a bag lunch. And I always…

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Food, General

Time To Drink More Water

If you watch the television dance show, “So You think You Can Dance,” you know that they’ve declared today (Saturday, July 31st) National Dance Day! I love to dance, and dancing a fun way to exercise and stay fit. It’s great to see so many people and organizations stepping up the challenge to dance today (and specifically to learn a…

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Dance, General

It’s National Dance Day

If you watch the television dance show, “So You think You Can Dance,” you know that they’ve declared today (Saturday, July 31st) National Dance Day! I love to dance, and dancing a fun way to exercise and stay fit. It’s great to see so many people and organizations stepping up the challenge to dance today (and specifically to learn a…

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General

The Fact of the Matter

I’ve transitioned from clinical medicine and am currently working on what I truly love and feel called to do… reaching children through music and dance, by writing, singing and performing songs that encourage healthy eating and exercise. Many times we can recall songs from our childhood that taught us things we still remember today. Think “School House Rock” and how…

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