GOOD NEWS FOR MODERN PARENTS

I hit the lowest point of my parenting journey after the birth of our second son. I was struggling to manage a sleepless newborn and an emotional toddler. I felt like I was adrift in a flimsy boat without an anchor, tossed about by the…

The Importance of Home Cooking

The decline in home food preparation and the increase in convenience products has become a recipe for poor health. Devaluing of Home Cooking Several decades ago, the time it took to prepare family meals was considered to be more of an…

SIX MEMORY JOGGERS FOR OVERLOADED BRAINS

I confess that my memory is somewhat sketchy. While I rarely forget a friend's birthday (thanks to Facebook!), I'm terrible with names. And then there's the issue of my car keys, which I'm continually misplacing. Just ask my husband—he'll…

THE HEALING POWER OF GREEN TIME

Darren Morton says that one way to lift your mood is simply to open your front door and step outside! I love to hang glide. My personal height record is about 4000 meters. To get that high, you first launch off the side of a cliff, then go…

YOU NEED A HOBBY

“Do you know what I really like to do?” my friend Erin asked. “What?” “I love to watch kids play.” Huh? I didn't totally understand, but, yeah, that's Erin's favorite pastime. Watching kids play. She loves it. Listening to her explain…

SAFEGUARDING THE HEALTH

Health is a blessing of which few appreciate the value; yet upon it the efficiency of our mental and physical powers largely depends. Our impulses and passions have their seat in the body, and it must be kept in the best condition…

HUGS FOR GOOD HEALTH

Did you know that a hug is good medicine? It can help reduce stress, enhance sleep, and help you feel better—perhaps because it can trigger the release of anandamide, an endogenous substance that resembles marijuana. Hugs can reduce…

WHICH WHOLEGRAINS ARE BEST?

It's commonly known that whole meal or wholegrain products are healthier than white, refined versions. But is smooth whole meal bread just as healthy as cooked barley or steel-cut oats? Whole Grains for Health Research suggests that people…

Mothers and Sons

Some researchers have claimed we are in the middle of a “boy crisis.” Men are now only 40 percent of college graduates and boys make up 55 percent of the high school dropouts. Education has become even more important than in the past…