How Young Are You?

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"Act your age!" How many times have we heard that in our lives? How many times have we said that to our children? This phrase always is spoken after some silly or immature words or activities are witnessed. Somewhere along the road of growing up, we lost that ability to be silly and we have become so serious. Why is that? Why don't we skip and laugh, and dance? Why don't we get messy with finger paints? I guess we have a preconceived notion of how we are supposed to behave and act when we are a grown up. Children have such an imagination, such a zest for life! When we lose that, we become dull and we tend to mistreat our bodies. I'm not condoning irresponsible behavior; however, I do think being playful is healthy. Stay with me…there is a connection: Out of curiosity, I have done a … [Read more...]

Just Water?

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When I am out to enjoy a meal at a restaurant, and I find myself not ordering an alcoholic beverage or a soda, I tell the waiter or waitress, "I'll just have water." This happened a few nights ago, and that statement rang in my mind over and over again. "I'll just have water."??? I'll just have the most important thing for my body? (right up there with oxygen) It seemed so wrong that I was belittling such an important part of my health. That I was making it seem less important than the other drinks being ordered around the table. As if I were shorting my taste buds, or punishing myself. As if water is somehow inferior to other beverages. Hmmm… Knowing how important water is to our bodies, I did a little research to confirm what I already knew. I also … [Read more...]

Stay Healthy This Holiday Season!

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The Holidays and "Flu Season" are upon us, and I don't know about you...but I want to stay healthy again this season!  For several years my family and I have been able to dodge the flu as well as major colds (knock on wood!).  I will share with you my thoughts on the subject, as well as what we do in my home...and maybe it will help you to stay healthy this season as well! There are seven areas that need to be given attention and effort.  Some are self explanitory, but I will share with you my theories: 1) Hygiene- During the flu season, we are indoors more often as the weather gets colder.  We have more social gatherings with Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and all the fun and parties that go along with the holidays.  With more sneezing, coughing, and hand … [Read more...]