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

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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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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