By Jen Pleasants
Do you get a pit in your stomach when anyone mentions the oil spill in the Gulf? That’s eco-anxiety and it isn’t good for you or the planet.
If I let myself, I would ball up in a fetal position just thinking about those sea turtles on fire as BP tries to burn off the oil. I am angry at BP for their carelessness, angry at myself for our dependence on oil, worried about the sea life, concerned for the livelihoods of the gulf residents and frustrated with how to change the situation. What is a girl to do with these toxic emotions? As the author of a book on how to turn eco-anxiety into constructive energy, I can share with you what I am doing to feel better to keep my own anxiety from increasing as oil gushes, glaciers melt and plastic soups swirl.
By Joe Praino
While physical fitness for children is imperative, a good balance of mental and physical exertion is of the utmost importance.
Just as a child who would prefer to spend entire days camped out in front of the TV playing video games is ignoring their physical health, an athletic child who spends all of his/her time running around mindlessly on the playing field is ignoring their mental development.
By Mariana Rossano
Most people would agree that healthy eating can be difficult at times, but they would also acknowledge that proper nutrition is the cornerstone of their overall health. Children who learn proper eating habits will be far less likely to suffer from health problems later in life, and yet, it is never too late to improve your eating habits.
It’s important to love what you eat. If it tastes great and you gives your body what it needs on a daily basis, you will be less likely to make poor choices.
By Autumn Calabrese
When a woman becomes pregnant there are hundreds of questions she may have. For a woman who enjoys being physically active one big question may be “How much is too much when it comes to exercise?”
If you are a healthy woman with no restrictions or complications with your pregnancy this question can be easily answered with a few pointers on how to take care of you and your baby when you exercise.
By Cari Levin
Following a weekend of karate, golf lessons, sleepovers and the requisite meltdown it is once again Sunday night and I have to make dinner.
I make a simple yet fun and enticing dinner that my family not only eats but also thanks me for and reminisces about.
“Themed Sunday Night Dinners.”
By Lisa Gache
It is never too early, nor too late to begin instilling the value and importance of learning proper table manners. In addition to the warmth and comfort it provides for the family, it allows an opportunity for us to feed our bodies with a well-balanced meal, to share in the ritual of conversation, and to slow down from the days’ activities to enjoy time together. These top tips will help you teach your children appropriate table manners so you too can enjoy your family’s dining experiences.