For children, a healthy view of self happens when children can acknowledge, recognize, and have confidence in their goodness. This week I reviewed two great children's stories that deal with issues of confidence and positive self-affirmation.
One more month until the end of summer. It's time to start thinking about what I plan to grow in the fall. I stopped to reflect on my summer gardening experience. I didn't grow food with the intentions of becoming healthier. It's deeper than that...
This is simply one of those books that everyone needs to read. There have been moments in my life where I have been extremely self-absorbed. This novel is like a gut check.
My friend Jemilah has been always known her to be, graceful, humble, beautiful, and especially wise. Her status post made me pause: "this is a great weekend to write a plan for your family( [focusing on] financial spiritual, health, and education)- things will not go back to being the same, be open to doing things differently." I sat down with her to talk in detail about what she meant.
Living a healthy lifestyle should not be hard or confusing. What started as a food frustration has become an awakening. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan has been there for me in this time of food “awakening”. This book deals with the complexities of the food on our plate.
It can be tempting to become absorbed in the dread of this Pandemic. Rising numbers, long waits for testing, and capacity filled hospitals are enough to overwhelm the most stable minded person. So, what keeps people hopeful? Is that even possible? We should not wait for everything to go back to normal but use the time RIGHT NOW to discover something new to love.
It's not a game this year!! Use the fact sheet so that you too can make the most informed decision for this year's 2020 elections.
Give Us the Ballot by Ari Berman, addresses the issues of voting rights in the United States. To be honest, after reading this book, I felt disappointed in myself. When you truly understand the violence, assisatations, brutality, and murders that had to happen in order for a person to simply check a name on a ticket, you either begin to understand and revere the privilege you have to be able to vote; or, you begin to understand how entitled and self absorbed you have become
what happens when he begins to understand that something unexplainable is happening. Here is a list of kid-friendly stories that explain the Pandemic and uniqueness of the times.
My child loves yellow cheese. Kraft singles, sharp cheddar, or Velveeta, as long as its yellow, it doesn't matter. Like most toddlers, he tends to be a picky eater. But when I found out how much he loves cheese, I used it as leverage to motivate him to be the balanced eater that I wanted... Continue Reading →