What is Your Favorite App for Meditating?

Also read: Why You Need Meditation More Than Your Mother Did I just read an article about how one Baltimore school was implementing meditation into their school to replace after school detentions. Instead of sitting in a classroom staring a a blank chalkboard, the school runs a program from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. that teaches yoga, […]

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep? Find Out.

How much sleep do our kids need? The question is commonly debated by researchers and parents alike. The more, the better I usually say, up to a logical point of course. National guidelines under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend 8.5 hours of sleep for tweens and teens, and at least 10 hours for children ages 5-10. […]

It’s Green & It’s Good for You. Find Out Why.

Does kale nutritionally stand up to all the hype? It sure does. You want food that packs a punch, think dark green leaves. As Popeye was aware, spinach is another amazing source of vitamins and nutrients, providing more fiber, magnesium and iron than kale. • Kale is rich in vitamins A and K • It’s a great […]

I Cannot Believe Seltzer is Bad for Us

When I was growing up, there were 2L bottles of Pepsi in the house every payday, so every two weeks we binged and splurged on bad stuff. There were also Doritos while they lasted. We would consume all this junk while watching Little House on the Prairie reruns at 5pm on channel 11 — which […]

So is the Rumor True? Is Guinness…Good for You?

Were you over served on St. Patrick’s Day? No shame in that, we only get a Saturday celebration about once every seven years (I never know how to factor leap years into that equation.) For me, one of the most difficult realities to face when I hit forty was the two day hangover. Perhaps today […]

Can My Coffee Count as Water?

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Understanding PMS

With three teenage girls, understanding PMS is less of an intellectual endeavor and more of a survival skill. I often wonder how much of the foul mood, the needing to be alone and the snippiness are organically due to premenstrual syndrome, and how much is just typical adolescent behavior. It isn’t that I am not […]

How Tamiflu Affected Me

My son and I had the flu 2 weeks ago. I hadn’t had it in years. And yes, we did get flu shots but we just happened to the a few of the unlucky ones who get the flu anyway. We spiked fevers quickly and aches and pains followed. My first instinct was to grin and bear […]

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