The Beauty of … Healthy Summer Living

Summer, and especially August, is a good month to kick off our shoes and enjoy lazy summer living. However, don’t forget to take care of yourself.

Here are my tips for healthy summer living:

1. Stock up on good, healthy food. Include fruits, veggies, whole grains, and lean proteins.
2. Move every day! Take your dog for a walk, use your treadmill, take the stairs, and do some walking in place during the TV commercials.
3. Sleep more. Studies have shown that sleep is good for the mind as well as the body.
4. Just say ‘No’ to activities and obligations that add stress to your life.
5. Read more! Nothing is as wonderful as enjoying a good book.
6. Volunteer. Find a cause dear to your heart. Your mental and physical health will thank you.
7. Bundle up, go outside and spend time with nature. Studies have shown that spending 30 minutes outside each day will boost your Vitamin D levels and lower your blood pressure.
8. See your healthcare provider for a good check-up and keep your dental health and cholesterol levels on track.

Please share your tips for a healthier and happier August 2022 in the comments below.

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The beauty of … A New Year

I posted this last year, and it was so popular, I am reposting. Happy New Year!

“I’m walking into 2022 with a clear heart and mind. If you owe me, don’t worry about it-you’re welcome. If you wronged me, it’s all good- lesson learned. If you’re angry with me, you’ve won. If we aren’t speaking, it’s cool (I love you and I wish you well.) If you feel I wronged you, I apologize. Life is too short for all the anger, grudges, and extra pain, and we as people are not perfect. God bless us all! Here’s to 2022!”

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The Beauty of … Giving

With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, it’s time to focus on the quickly approaching holiday season. The to-do lists are filling, at least mine is, with baking, shopping, and scheduling time to see my nearest and dearest family and friends.

Over the recent Thanksgiving holiday, I was reminiscing about the holiday seasons that meant the most to me. The ones that became the stories we tell our children and grandchildren. The ones that will be spoken of for generations.

What I came to realize is, with a few exceptions, many of my favorite memories are the ones where my family and I gave to others. The times where we helped someone less fortunate than ourselves.

As a family, we collected food for local food banks, provided gifts through Angel Tree or the Marine’s Toys-For-Tots, or baked cookies for our neighbors and friends. These activities brought joy to others as well as ourselves for being able to help them.

So this year, I hope we all take a few minutes to think about what we can do to give back to others who may not be as fortunate as we are. Whether your act of kindness is big or small, helping others will bring you joy.

Wishing you and yours a blessed holiday season.

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The Beauty of … Holiday Time

Here we are, in the month of November, and it’s almost time to welcome a new year. The busy times we face at the end of the year are arriving quickly—the full schedules, the special meals, the thoughtful gifts.

Along with the hustle and bustle are the family times. These are the times to reconnect through traditions and celebrations. These are the moments that create memories, and perhaps stories for generations.

Whether it is the marathon game session, caroling through the neighborhood, or making gift baskets for those in need, let’s enjoy creating these memories. The gifts we give and receive are not what makes our holidays wonderful—it’s the cherished experiences we share with those we love.

What do you do with your family and friends to create a special holiday?

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