Posted by Rebecca West, guest blogger Mentoring programs are a wonderful way to contribute to your community. Because of their ability to change lives, I wanted to teach my own family about helping others firsthand. Here’s my story: Tragedy Unfolds Many years ago, a dear friend passed away unexpectedly, leaving behind a 13-year-old daughter. After [...]
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Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger I used to keep tubes of lotion tucked away in my purse, on my desk, and in my car. Then I started to wonder why I needed to use lotion so often. If it repairs and hydrates my skin, why do I need to apply it several times each [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger When my doctor suggested I adopt a gluten-free diet, I thought it would be straightforward. I thought I just needed to stop eating carbohydrates. Although going without bread, crackers, and cookies would be a challenge, I could do it, I told myself. But then I found out that gluten [...]
Posted by Deirdre Mundy, guest blogger For most Americans, the holidays are a busy time. We rush from parties to cookie exchanges to shopping excursions, barely with time to catch our breath. For people living in nursing homes, however, this same time of year can be lonely and alienating. Busy relatives have less time to [...]
Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Pumpkin puree is good for making more than just pumpkin pies. There are all kinds of pumpkin recipes that allow you to enjoy this gourd. Pumpkins are low in calories and chock-full of vitamin A, carotenoids, and fiber, making them a delicious option for eating healthfully. Pumpkin-Banana Muffins My daughter [...]
Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Lavender is a beautiful, versatile, and calming herb. One of my favorite ways to incorporate the soothing scent of lavender into my daily routine is with lavender soap. There are many reasons to love this soap, and here are just a few of mine. Stress Relief In today’s hectic world, [...]
Posted by Rebecca West, guest blogger I’ve always preferred homegrown tomatoes to store-bought; they just seem to taste better. This is probably largely due to the fact that I can pick them ripe from the vine and serve them immediately. But for the millions of people who don’t have access to homegrown foods, there are [...]
Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger This holiday season, adopt a reduce, reuse, recycle theme. Choose eco-friendly gifts for the loved ones on your shopping list. Picking out presents made from repurposed items, reusable materials, or things that would have other wise been in a landfill are a win-win for the environment and the gift [...]
Posted by Rebecca West, guest blogger Opportunities for volunteering are seemingly endless. Most charitable organizations have a need for volunteers. With so many options available, it’s easy to pick one that matches your skill set or a cause that’s near and dear to your heart. People often overlook one opportunity for helping out that is [...]
Posted by Kimberly Haugh Yates, guest blogger I recently went in search of natural deodorant. Why? I decided I wanted to try a product that did not contain aluminum, or alcohol. But when I first began searching for the best natural deodorant, I was a little hesitant. Would a natural deodorant work as well as traditional [...]