Category: Activities

Schools Out: 10 Ways I Keep My Mind Sharp In Summer (#10 is Delicious…)

As a kid, I couldn’t wait for school to end and summer vacation to begin. Those last few weeks of class were torture as I would stare out the window at the nice weather, desperately waiting until I could slam my books shut, toss my backpack in the closet, and run around with my friends. ...

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Embrace Adventure This June: How My Friend Found Relief During Great Outdoors Month

Did you know that June is “Great Outdoors Month?”  Like many of us, I’ve (unknowingly) been celebrating ‘Great Outdoors Month’ pretty much every June my whole life.  Hiking, paddleboarding, biking… It’s the perfect time of year to get outside and move your body.  It got me thinking, though, about one of my dearest friends Sarah,...

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Breaking Free from Multitasking With a Healthier Approach to Productivity

In today’s fast-paced world, multitasking is a societal norm.  It’s often listed as a desirable skill in job descriptions and is commonly thought of as a positive trait. We almost yearn to juggle multiple tasks at once, believing it will make us more productive.  And I admit it; as a Mom and full-time researcher and...

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20-Minute Savory Mushroom Pâté Recipe: The Star Appetizer of Your Next BBQ

“Can you bring an appetizer?” If you have a dinner party or a barbecue coming up, we have a dish you can bring that will seriously ‘wow’ your friends.  If you bring chips and salsa, your friends will be grateful, and it’ll probably get eaten.  If you bring this mushroom pâté, there will be a...

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12 Brain Games to Keep You Sharp

Brain-training games are popular among people of all ages for enhancing mental functions and slowing cognitive aging.  In fact, studies indicate that these games can potentially boost attention, memory, response times, logical reasoning, and other cognitive abilities when played consistently over an extended period.1  Did we mention that they can be a lot of fun,...

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Recipe Sure to Impress: Spring Vegetable and Goat Cheese Frittata (Easy to Make!)

Brunch season is nearly here.  There’s just something about a warm Spring morning that makes you want to call your friends, whip some eggs, and enjoy a leisurely brunch with some good conversation.  And with restaurant prices the way they are now, why not cook at home?  This menu takes advantage of fresh spring produce...

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10 Healthy Ways to Deal With Physical Limitations

Physical limitations…  They challenge us our entire lives.  When you’re a kid, it takes a while until you become coordinated enough to pour a glass of milk from the gallon jug, tie your shoelaces, become strong enough to open a car door or be tall enough to ride the roller coaster.  When you get older,...

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Discovering the Magical Kitchen Within: A Path to Unconditional Love and Self-Care

The Magical Kitchen is a fascinating concept from the book “The Mastery of Love” by Don Miguel Ruiz. It’s a great book if you haven’t read it.  But this lesson is so profound we had to share it with you today.  In a world that often teaches us to seek validation and love from external...

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Planning Your Dream Beach Vacation: A 10-Step Guide to Sun, Sand, and Seaside Serenity

There’s just something about the thought of the upcoming summer weather this time of year that makes you want to dig your flip-flops out of the closet, grab your sunglasses, and get ready to pack a bag and hit the beach. If you have some time off work coming up or are blessed with a...

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Win the Morning, Win the Day: 6 Benefits of Routine

What’s the first word you think of when somebody says “routine?” Do you think of negative words like boring, dull, same old… Or do you associate it with more positive words like planning, consistency, reliable… How you think and feel about your daily routine can dramatically affect the rest of your life. If you dread...

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6 Ways to Break Free From Nerve Discomfort

Living life to the fullest means embracing every moment, exploring new passions, and enjoying the activities you love.  However, nerve discomfort can be an uninvited guest for many, dulling these joyful experiences and turning everyday pleasures into challenges. The downsides of nerve discomfort play out in everyday life:  Struggling to tie your shoes… Letting the...

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5 Tips to Uplift Yourself if You’re Feeling Lonely Right Now

In today’s fast-paced world, where connections often exist more in the digital realm than in the physical, feelings of loneliness can creep in unexpectedly.  Somehow, that vast network of friends on Facebook just doesn’t seem to satisfy your need for connection… Loneliness can affect anyone, from the most socially active to those living more solitary...

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