Month: February 2017

5 Reasons To Support Organic Farmers Now

5 Reasons To Support Organic Farmers Now

  We make a choice as a family to buy organic groceries whenever possible.  We want to support the farmers who care for our planet and our health. I am willing to pay a little more at the store in hopes that I don’t pay the price […]

How To Fight Back Against American Culture Food Norms

How To Fight Back Against American Culture Food Norms

“American children now get about one quarter of their total vegetable servings in the form of potato chips and French fries.” – Fast Food Nation I am not going to sit on the other side of this computer and pretend I don’t like French fries […]

Surprising Revelations About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Surprising Revelations About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is not what pop culture dictates.  It does not manifest itself merely as an overarching focus on detail and order.  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is invasive and intrusive and excruciating to individuals who struggle with the disorder.  What I want people to understand […]

What Dark Chocolate Can Do For Your Child’s Mood

What Dark Chocolate Can Do For Your Child’s Mood

  Dark chocolate and I do mean dark (70% to 85% cocoa content) has multiple health benefits for you and your child.  Who would have guessed that chocolate contains the following vitamins and minerals: manganese, magnesium, copper, iron, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, vitamin K, selenium, calcium, […]

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Child’s Mental Health

3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Child’s Mental Health

  Every parent wants his/her child to feel happy.  Happiness is driven by a series of choices.  How we choose to feed our children, discipline our children, care for our children all impacts their mental health.  It isn’t one factor that leads to depression, anger, irritability […]

How Food Impacts Your Child’s Mood

How Food Impacts Your Child’s Mood

  I know what you are thinking- those cookies look really good right now.  And I would agree.  Something about a chewy chocolate chip cookie makes me happy.  Well, guess what?  It may not all be in our head.  There is a sneaky little reason […]

The Benefits of Arguing with Your Spouse

The Benefits of Arguing with Your Spouse

Relieved, are you?  Happy to come across an article that will give you permission to fight?  Hold your horses – it’s not quite what you are thinking. This isn’t a free pass for all out war.  Constant bickering, nagging, resentment isn’t healthy.  But well executed […]

Check Out Chickpeas For Your Mental Health

Check Out Chickpeas For Your Mental Health

   The glorious chickpea, when consumed at appropriate levels (it is hard not to go crazy with these guys), fills us with necessary nutrients to send us on a path of good health.  If you are looking for an array of vitamins and minerals; search […]

Your Children Are My Children

Your Children Are My Children

Your children are my children.  What happens to young people in Kansas matters to me.  What happens to children in Virginia matters to me.  And what happens to children in Syria matters to me.  White. Yellow. Black or Purple.  Protestant.  Muslim.  Catholic.  Or Buddhist.  Genetics […]