Healthy Lessons From Mom

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms and mom figures.  “There is no role in life that is more essential than that of a mother.”  I can attest and am forever grateful for mine.  Here are four lessons my mother has taught me throughout the years and, in turn, how it can help us all…

You, The Cow, The Planet-The Meat You Eat Matters

     Meat is one of the most nutrient-dense foods around.  Pound for pound, it is hard to find a food source with more protein, iron, and specific vitamins and minerals in food than meat.  Like much, though, quality matters!  The quality matters for your health, the animal’s welfare, and the environment.  It’s why when…

Get Off The Complain Train

“Complaining is the ultimate form of self-sabotage,” wrote Eckhart Tolle in his book, The Power of Now.  15-30 times per day is how much the average person complains.  The weather, spam calls, traffic, prices, people, wi-fi, Mondays, the news, our job, our sports team, our aches, our house, etc.  The list of things we complain…

Don’t Ignore the Basics

     The basics are not the most glamorous nor the most fun, but they are essential.  Do the basics and do them well, and you’ll put yourself in an excellent position with whatever endeavor you are tackling.  Whether novice or professional, the basics need to be pursued constantly.  The greatest basketball player could make…

35 Quotes to Ponder

I compiled 35 of my favorite quotes and phrases that I have noted over the last four years.  I love a good quote!  Why 35? Today I embark on my 35th trip around the sun.  The quotes and phrases are in no particular order and are not categorized in any way.  Hopefully, you’ll find one…

Cereal With a Side of Poison

Many commercial cereals contain chemicals, dyes, added sugar, and dangerous preservatives Glyphosate found in many oat based cereals, exceeding amounts deemed safe by the Environmental Working Group Unsafe dyes to color the cereal found in many US made cereals whereas these dyes are banned European countries The best bet would be to avoid eating and…

Snack Time

8 Healthy Snacks for Kids (and Parents) We all know what is it’s like to be hangry, and I’m guessing being a parent with a hangry child is not pleasant.  Or, possibly even more scary, around a child (or anyone for that matter) in the midst of a sugar rush with the inevitable crash to…

No Screens Challenge

The 10 Day Challenge: No screens (phone, television, computer, tablets, etc.) 1 hour before going to bed and 30 minutes after waking. Sleep is everything! We know how we feel after a solid night of sleep versus the opposite.  Being the best version of ourself is much easier after a full night of uninterrupted ZZZ’s. …

Big Food Ads Are Making Youth Fat and Sick

Story At-A-Glance Kids are on average exposed to 40,000 TV commercials a year $3.4 Billion of ads placed on Facebook and Youtube from the food and beverage industry Black teens saw 119% more junk food ads than white teens Big Food aims its ads at low income Americans Banning fast food ads would reduce the…

The Most Nutrient Dense Meal

One Meal-All the Nutrients        Is there a more nutrient dense meal than a fully loaded salad?  Vegetables, protein, and healthy fats are all present in a properly made salad.  “Eat the rainbow,” you’ve probably heard before.  Well, a salad might just be the easiest way to eat the rainbow, as eating different…