A Reflection on Self-Care Inspired by Maternal Mental Health Week


By Maria Alcoke It was recently Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week and I wanted to remind all Moms out there that our mental health matters and that we are enough. But I can’t tell you how many times I’ve felt “less than” as a mother: that there is never enough of me to go around, … Continue reading A Reflection on Self-Care Inspired by Maternal Mental Health Week

Responsible Disposal of Pharmaceuticals


By Aparna Mele Water sampling studies throughout the country have revealed the presence of antidepressants, beta-blockers, anxiolytics, antibiotics, analgesics, antihypertensives, hormones, and more. A decade of research has clearly demonstrated that medications in water have significant detrimental effects on other species who depend on these waterways for life. Amphibians, fish, and reptiles have shown altered … Continue reading Responsible Disposal of Pharmaceuticals

31 Creative Ways to Move


By Matilda Davies Most healthy adults need at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise of 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity every week. Exercise fights stress, anxiety, and depression, can help you get better sleep, boost your heart health, improve brain function, build muscle strength and definition, maintain a healthy weight, and even reduce … Continue reading 31 Creative Ways to Move

Slow Cooker Ginger Curry Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes


Submitted by Diane Wilikofsky Source: Fountain Avenue Kitchen Ingredients 2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped (About 16 ounces or 3 cups chopped; I don’t peel, but you may if preferred) 1 cup dry brown lentils 1 cup chopped yellow onion 1 medium fresh jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped (or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper) 3 cloves garlic, … Continue reading Slow Cooker Ginger Curry Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes