Exercise, Food, General, Health & Wellness

Working It Out

This is a blast-from-the-past blog re-post from my first blog, Words of Wellness. These tips still hold true, so I figured I’d share them once again! I enjoy watching a show on Fine Living Network called “Bulging Brides.” At the start of the show, the brides-to-be are lamenting the fact that they are unable to fit into their wedding gowns…

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Food, General, Health & Wellness

My Vegan Offering

I realize kids need to be offered new foods 10-20 times before they learn to enjoy it, so I wasn’t offended that my children gave my vegan dinner offering (whole grain pasta & lentils, sauteed kale and oven-roasted butternut squash & carrot puree) suspicious, sidelong glances and wary expressions. I simply suggested they try it, and to their surprise… they…

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Food, General, Health & Wellness, Nutrition

Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth

I’m sorry I missed you last week. I was busy doing what turned out to be a full-time job: picking up and distributing Girl Scout cookies! As I found myself surrounded by those tasty once-a-year cookie treats, sorting them in preparation for delivery (and sampling my favorite flavors), I paused long enough to check the nutrition labels to see just…

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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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