Culinary Delights, well-being

4 Tricks to Improve your Relationship During Times of Stress

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Photo by Alex Iby on Unsplash

While many of us have been hunkering in place with our beloved, it may be just a little too much closeness. Some of the things we loved about that person when we first met are now exacerbated—even irritating.

Maintaining a healthy relationship during these times—whether you’ve been together for two months or twenty years—takes love, commitment, and respect. It also takes work and ingenuity.

Believe me; I’ve practiced a few tricks with my husband to help maintain and build a strong, loving bond. Continue reading “4 Tricks to Improve your Relationship During Times of Stress”

Culinary Delights, Social Implications in Agriculture, well-being, What is Organic

3 Reasons Why Everybody Should Practice Mindful Eating

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The term mindfulness was first coined by a Buddhist scholar at the beginning of the 20th Century. He was searching for a word to help us pay attention, slow down and be fully present with the things we are doing. It’s really hard to slow down and notice things in this busy world.

Practicing mindfulness is a little like throwing yeast and flour at a baker—if she doesn’t practice, she’ll never discover the perfection of focaccia.

Being mindful is actually a lot simpler than you think. It means bringing your attention to whatever you are doing at that moment. Instead of stressing about the buns in the oven or worrying about fallen cookies, you focus on whatever you are doing in the now. Now is all we ever have. Continue reading “3 Reasons Why Everybody Should Practice Mindful Eating”

Culinary Delights, Environment, Organic Policy and Regulations, What is Organic

There are no Bones about it! New Research Shows Organic Meat is Better for you and the Environment

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Photo by Victoria Shes on Unsplash

Just when it was okay to begin ending of our social distancing and meet up, social and racial unrest erupted. Curfews and military violence take the headlines. For good reason, we’re all a bit more rattled, not only our bodies but now also our souls.

As we sift our way towards some semblance of normal, it’s important to take care of ourselves by eating right. Does that include eating meat? Continue reading “There are no Bones about it! New Research Shows Organic Meat is Better for you and the Environment”

Culinary Delights, well-being, What is Organic

You Are Important! 3 Reasons Why You Need to Treat Yourself Well

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Right now, we may very well feel that keeping sane is one of the most difficult tasks to achieve. Whether we are still in lockdown or trying to make a better life for ourselves, we must remember that when we go without, we often struggle.

We have to remember that when we are struggling for the benefit of staying safe, improving our resilience, or just staying healthy, there’s a lot to be said for treating ourselves along the way.

A lot of people feel guilty if they do something nice for themselves. But I find there are good reasons for everyone to treat themselves well. Continue reading “You Are Important! 3 Reasons Why You Need to Treat Yourself Well”

Environment, Social Implications in Agriculture, What is Organic

Where’s the Meat? It’s Hidden in Political Quagmire

 

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If there is one thing this pandemic has shown us is the fragility of our food system. Most of the food we buy in the grocery store has been grown, harvested, processed, and packaged by corporate businesses.     Continue reading “Where’s the Meat? It’s Hidden in Political Quagmire”