THE HEART OF FOOD

2020-04-01T10:43:35-04:00

Photo by Pablo Merchan Montes on Unsplash By Morella Devost Sitting in the dark movie theater, I could feel his face leaning in. Delighted, I turned towards the fifteen-year-old boy with whom I was besotted: my first boyfriend. Melting into his passionate kisses, the fourteen-year-old me suddenly noticed the flavor of sweet, rich chocolate. It was a taste I hated, but here my new beau not only had chocolate breath — he was sharing it with me!    He had no clue and I was really into him. So, thanks to those kisses, I fell in love with chocolate. That afternoon, [...]

THE HEART OF FOOD2020-04-01T10:43:35-04:00

NOURISHING YOUR CREATIVITY

2020-04-01T10:43:42-04:00

Photo on Unsplash By Fredi Baker Often, when one thinks of nourishment, it’s in reference to food, water, and other things necessary to build healthy bodies. Let’s take food for an example. While reading food labels can help us determine if we are nourishing our bodies or simply filling up with empty calories, high carbs, too much sodium, etc, this is just the beginning of finding nourishment.  Sustaining good health also involves listening to what our bodies want. Why not bring the idea of nourishment into all areas of our life? Imagine how different our relationships, our energy, our work, and [...]

NOURISHING YOUR CREATIVITY2020-04-01T10:43:42-04:00

RAISING GIRLS IN A SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

2020-04-01T10:43:50-04:00

Photo by Adam DeGregorio By Jennifer DeGregorio Growing up, I always wanted lots of kids. Fate had different plans for me, though, and I ended up with just one incredibly amazing son. To say my 12-year-old is unique would be a vast understatement. He has blue hair, listens to Broadway show-tunes, and all of his best friends are girls. For most of Adam’s life, it’s just been the two of us. His dad and I divorced when Adam was three, and my current husband lives in New York City. Admittedly, I sometimes treat the kid like more of a best friend than a son, and [...]

RAISING GIRLS IN A SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD2020-04-01T10:43:50-04:00

FOODS FOR LIFE

2020-04-01T10:43:56-04:00

Photo by Erik Dungan on Unsplash By Marilyn Pellini There are three varieties of food necessary to sustain an adult in the best possible human condition. There is, of course, sustenance for the body. But also vital is food for the mind and food for the soul. All three will help you be both physically healthy and happy in all aspects of your life.. Growing up on the East Coast in an Italian-American family, food was of the upmost importance. Both of my parents were born in this country, but kept up the Old World traditions, most especially at holiday time. Gifts at [...]

FOODS FOR LIFE2020-04-01T10:43:56-04:00

MINIMIZING VIRAL THREATS

2020-04-03T12:48:10-04:00

Photo by Teymi Townsend on Unsplash By Lisa Profera MD Spring is in the air, and so are seasonal viral threats. Although peak flu season is over in Michigan, there is still concern about the “new kid on the block,” Coronavirus 19, a.k.a. COVID-19. I’d like to share a few tips with you to help you and your family stay as healthy as possible in the wake of this panic. Many of the things I will mention in this article are similar to what I’ve outlined in previous articles (see the most recent one in the March issue, “Stay Healthy on Vacation”). This [...]

MINIMIZING VIRAL THREATS2020-04-03T12:48:10-04:00

RELATIONSHIP SECRET SAUCE

2020-04-01T10:44:10-04:00

Photo by Khadija Yousaf on Unsplash By Maria Sylvester, MSW, CPC “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.”  ~ Moulin Rouge We’ve all had to find our way when it comes to intimate relationships. There were no classes in school that taught us how to successfully “do” them. Granted, there have been thousands of books and articles written on the subject.  Committed to navigating my intimate relationship as well as possible, I’ve read many of those books and articles, yet I still feel quite challenged in this area at times. I’m sure life-long learning on [...]

RELATIONSHIP SECRET SAUCE2020-04-01T10:44:10-04:00
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