Archive for May, 2008

Nature Nurtures

SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2008   Nature Nurtures   “Nature and natural places just make us feel better. There is comfort and a feeling of calm that many of us talk about when we have wandered outdoors for some time.” – Clare Walker Leslie, naturalist and artist, in Drawn to Nature Recent research bears out what Clare

Meditation: Not Just for Monks Anymore

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2008 Meditation: Not Just for Monks Anymore Is your mind going a mile a minute? That’s called “monkey mind.” Meditation can help get that monkey off your back. Regular meditation can improve your health, ability to concentrate and state of mind. It can also reduce tension, stress and anxiety and help control

Your Sleep Number

Your Sleep Number   My mom always said I needed at least eight hours of sleep. I still do, but don’t always get it. When something steals my sleep, it’s like taking candy from a baby: It’s a crying shame—for me and those who have to deal with me (and to those who do, this

Breakfast Saves The Day

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2008 Breakfast Saves the Day Since the time my daughter was in a high chair, eagerly anticipating the flight of the baby spoon, we’ve made family meals a priority. And for many years, our family ate breakfast together every day. Then—high school happened. Suddenly, my daughter’s morning routine was behind closed doors

Food Attitude

Food Attitude   I love food. I mean, I really love food. I whole-heartedly agree with Ellyn Satter, social worker and registered dietitian, who says, “Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures” ( Eating something delicious is like a whole-body sensory experience for me. And, as often as possible, I eat food I either know I’ll enjoy

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