10 Healthy, Seasonal Foods to Add to Your Thanksgiving Feast

10 Healthy, Seasonal Foods to Add to Your Thanksgiving Feast
There is no shortage to the bounty of in-season fall foods. And not only do these foods taste great, they pack a powerful punch when it comes to health-promoting benefits. This Thanksgiving, take the opportunity to add these foods to your menu and turn not-so-good-for-you traditional favorites into healthy dishes for you and your guests. Before you head out to shop, work a few of these organic, seasonal foods into your recipes and your grocery list. Read More

On 11/24/2014

What Are You Leaving Behind?

What Are You Leaving Behind?
We are all going to die. You, me, all of us. As The Doors’ Jim Morrison sang so prophetically in the song Five to One, “No one here gets out alive.” Once you understand you aren’t immortal, the next question many of us have is, “What’s next?” With seven billion human beings living on the planet, there are seven billion different answers for that one. Congratulations if you’re certain of your outcome based on your beliefs. However, there’s another question that may be even more relevant to humanity:  What are you leaving behind?  Read More

On 11/19/2014

Practicing Gratitude at Work

Practicing Gratitude at Work
A simple ‘thank you’ is a crucial part of our everyday lives, allowing us to show our gratitude for common courtesies. But for many people, those two tiny words allow them to take bigger, deeper forms and feelings of gratitude for granted. Especially during the craziness of holiday months, it’s tough to grab a few moments to sit back, look around and take note of all the blessings in our lives and the people that make those blessings a reality. Read More

On 11/17/2014

How Much Sleep Do You Need?

How Much Sleep Do You Need?
No doubt you’ve experienced an afternoon energy crash, uncontrollable yawning or the simple desire to close your eyes and rest. It may be hard to stay awake, but it’s even tougher to manage the information we receive about sleep, the best way to get it and most importantly, how much we really need. And it seems we’re a sleepy bunch, a recent Gallup poll shows 40 percent of us get less than the current recommendation of seven to nine hours. Is that how much we really need? Read More

On 11/12/2014

Ride or Die

Ride or Die
Friend – A person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard. One who gives assistance; patron; supporter. Read More

On 11/10/2014

Turned 49 and Here’s what I’ve Learned

Turned 49 and Here’s what I’ve Learned
I was born October 13, 1965. A couple of weeks ago, I turned 49 years young. My parents were real sticklers as to the importance of education. Not just book learning, but life learning. They taught me that every day brings with it a gift—the gift of learning something amazing that you didn’t know before. In many ways, I have never grown past the little child that found magic in everything around him. Now that my 49th year is here, I thought I’d share some things I’ve learned—on my own and from others—with you. Read More

On 11/05/2014

Why You Should Start Napping

Why You Should Start Napping
It seems fitting that just as the holiday hustle and bustle begins in November, we celebrate National Sleep Comfort Month. Like most folks, you may not actually celebrate this commemorative holiday, but it’s a great time to take stock of your sleeping habits and identify where you can improve. Taking on more responsibility and activities and using technology to remain connected 24/7 means less sleep for many of us, causing problems completing simple tasks, unintentionally falling asleep and, for those who suffer from sleep deprivation, an increased risk of chronic disease. Read More

On 11/03/2014

Healthier Options for a Happy Halloween

Healthier Options for a Happy Halloween
Dressing up, school parties, costume parades and trick-or-treating—these are the reasons Halloween tops the list of many kids’ favorite days. While no one wants to ruin this spooky and sugary celebration, with all the health concerns surrounding sugar and the poor diet habits of millions of Americans, can’t we find some ways to cut back on excess while still having fun? Read More

On 10/29/2014

True Beauty

True Beauty
Imagine...you’re a fourteen-year-old girl finally growing into womanhood as a pretty, tall, blonde model. After years of feeling awkward, inadequate and a bit gangly, you break out of your shell and gain a confidence that is like the elixir of life. Once a quiet child and avid bookworm, you become popular, get good grades and have intelligence beyond your years. People don’t make fun of you anymore; they admire your grace, beauty and newfound self-assurance. Read More

On 10/22/2014