27 Simple and Healthy School Lunches for Kids
Along with devoting weekends to family and friends, my Saturdays and Sundays are also dedicated to planning the week ahead, which in my world includes buying food and preparing as much as I can ahead of time. Since I send my kids to school primarily...
Health and Wellness Trends and Products
While what is trendy now may very well be passé in several years, it can often be fun to observe how our society is evolving with regard to health and ecological awareness, food, and fitness. So, here are some of the health movements that are trending...
How to Improve Your Mood Through Food
While we are able to readily recognize the physical signs of eating unhealthy, we often overlook food’s link to our moods, thoughts, behaviors, and attention levels. Eating can be such a complex activity because both psychological and physiological...
The 5-Minute Meditation Lesson
The first time I was invited to a meditation session as part of a yoga class in my late teens, I could not think of a more awkward group activity to join. In fact, I found out as I learned more about meditation that many of us think meditation involves...
The Best List Ever for Getting and Staying Healthy
Getting the most out of the New Year begins with good health. Following are some powerful tips to help ensure this is your best year yet.
5 Minutes a Day to Creating Easy and Healthy After-School Snacks
By the way my three daughters, ages 10, 7, and 3, eat when they return from school, you’d think they didn’t have a healthy and wholesome homemade breakfast and lunch—they are ravenous! Since health is my number one priority and simplicity is a close...
The Ultimate Guide to Feeding Picky Eaters
The question I get asked most often is, “How do I get my picky child (or, sometimes, partner) to try more foods and eat healthier in general?” People who follow my Facebook wellness page and see the pictures of the foods I prepare for my family and the...
Setting Yourself Up for a Healthy and Successful Year
Here we are, past the midpoint of January 2014, with some of us still eagerly keeping up with our resolutions, while a portion of us are quietly (perhaps unknowingly) reverting back to hard-to-break unhealthy habits and behaviors. There are several...
Becoming Your Own Success Story
Success stories inspire me. Not only do I enjoy hearing about the successes people attain, but I am also genuinely interested in finding out about these individuals’ backgrounds and the circumstances that propelled them to succeed. Although it may seem...
Exercising for Mind, Body, and Spirit
“Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.” - Earl of Derby “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” - John F....
Eating Healthy on the Go!
We all have those days when we are running from meetings to appointments, errands, and kids’ activities, all while trying to maintain a healthy body and mind. Ideally, we would manage to cook a wholesome meal and get to savor each bite. But on those...
Getting Well in a Whole New Way
When Dana Shafir, PhD, begins talking about health and wellness, eyes don’t roll or glass over. Her audience is captivated, engaged, and even immediately motivated to action. That’s because this wellness expert, with a PhD in counseling psychology and a...
The Most Important Lesson You're Not Teaching Your Children, and 7 Tips to Change That
Parenting requires constant teaching, second-guessing, and reassessing the lessons we teach our children. From knowing when to start them on table foods, to learning how to teach boundaries, the only constant—in parenting and life in general—is our own...
Boston Strong: Why Marathoners Go the Distance, and So Can You
The Boston Marathon attracts tens of thousands of elite athletes each year, and just one year after a bombing killed three of their own and left hundreds hurt, the runners came back again this year to make history. So, why do so many runners go out of...
A Woman’s Guide to Stress Management
Stress is common. In fact, for many of us, it’s all too common. According to the Stress in America survey from the American Psychological Association, as much as 22% of adults report extreme stress (8, 9, or 10 on 10-point scale), with many reporting...
FORT WORTH CHILD
The Food-Mood Connection
While we're able to readily recognize the physical signs of eating unhealthy, we often overlook food links to our own children's moods, thoughts, behaviors and attention levels. Some common nutrition imbalances that can disrupt behavioral and emotional health include...
Quick & Healthy Meal Ideas / How to make a healthy dinner in 30 minutes
As parents, we always strive to give our families healthy food, but since most of us are limited on time to shop for and prepare nutritious meals and snacks, we may frequently find ourselves in a fast food drive-thru or reaching for prepackaged items because we need something quick and affordable. Unfortunately, what’s quick isn’t always healthy, and may even be...