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Category Archives: Healthy Mind Body and Spirit

What to Wear Hiking: Tips for Beginners

Posted on August 22nd, 2014

Posted by Steve Auger, guest blogger New England is home to several picturesque states such as Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine. Hiking is definitely popular among New Englanders. Whether you choose a classic hike like Mount Monadnock or Mount Washington in New Hampshire, or a larger setting such as Acadia National Park in Maine, [...]

How to Make Apple Cider at Home

Posted on August 17th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Growing up, my mom made homemade apple cider each fall. We drank it hot with a cinnamon stick. Now that I have my own child, I’ve been brewing up some of my own, especially during apple picking season when I end up with more apples than I know what to [...]

Making Treats from Your Carved Pumpkin

Posted on August 15th, 2014

Posted by Kerrie Snowdon, guest blogger As soon as students go back to school in autumn, it seems like Halloween and carved pumpkin decorations are right around the corner. Pumpkins are versatile vegetables that actually make delicious, savory treats, and it’s easy to combine the traditional pumpkin-carving fun with a tasty meal made up of the [...]

How Youth Sports Can Introduce Kids to Fitness

Posted on August 14th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Getting kids involved in sports from a young age can set them up for a lifetime of self-discipline and healthy attitudes. Youth sports and physical activities demonstrate the importance of exercise and how physical fitness can be fun, while building social skills and friendships all at the same time. As [...]

How to Pick Your Own Blueberries

Posted on August 12th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Just last week, I took my three-year-old blueberry picking at a local organic blueberry farm near our home. I taught him how to pick the ripest blueberries (the big, juicy blue ones) and showed him how they grow. We came home with three pounds of fresh blueberries, and have since [...]

How to Find Gluten Free Foods for Personal Health

Posted on August 10th, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Going gluten free requires more effort than skipping the basket of dinner rolls at your favorite restaurant. This common protein is found in several grains—including wheat, barley, rye, and triticale—according to Mayo Clinic. So for people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities, the only course of action is a [...]