Haikus


National Haiku Poetry Day is on April 17, 2021.  A haiku is a three-line, beautifully descriptive, form of poetry, intended to be read in one breath.  While some forms of poetry have free rein with regard to their subject or number of lines and syllables, the haiku was established in Japan as far back as … Continue reading Haikus

Guide To Home Workouts: How To Set Up & Get Going In 2021


By Matt Quinn, Marketing Assistant (https://theworkoutdigest.com/) Introduction: Working Out From Home New year, new you – right? We are as sick as hearing this phrase as the rest of the world, but it does ring true for some people. While the new year’s phrase has become somewhat of a joke in recent years, if you stick … Continue reading Guide To Home Workouts: How To Set Up & Get Going In 2021

Show Love All Year, Not Just on Valentine’s


By Aparna Mele “I learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou Valentine’s Day is a national holiday celebrated to show your loved ones how much you care about them, but why limit ourselves to expressing our … Continue reading Show Love All Year, Not Just on Valentine’s

The ABCs of a More Sustainable Christmas


*Read the original article here: http://mosaic.tenthousandvillages.com/more-sustainable-christmas/ Christmas is full of meaningful traditions and joyful experiences, and for many of us it is the most wonderful time of the year. But it can also have a dark side. According to the EPA, in the four weeks leading up to Christmas, household waste increases by 25%. That … Continue reading The ABCs of a More Sustainable Christmas

Instilling Kindness In Our Kids


By Aparna Mele “Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” — Mark Twain How do children learn to care, feel connected to their communities, and know their impact in the world? Developing compassion in children is akin to developing muscle strength. The more you use your muscles, the … Continue reading Instilling Kindness In Our Kids

Put Your Mind on Your Eating and Your Eating On Your Mind


By Aparna Mele, MD Not just a trendy mental game, mindful eating is a sort of meditation in motion being actively studied for its far-reaching health benefits. This kind of practice, like other mindfulness techniques, emphasizes judgment-free awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and sensory experiences to help you focus on the meal you are eating, … Continue reading Put Your Mind on Your Eating and Your Eating On Your Mind

Teach Teenagers to Handle Money


Tips about starting teens with a checking account, debit, and credit cards. By Erica Wennell, My Gut Instinct Board and Sun Federal Credit Union  When teenagers leave home, they’re bombarded with credit card and other loan offers. If they’ve already learned to use financial services responsibly, with their parents’ help, they’re less likely to get … Continue reading Teach Teenagers to Handle Money

Mental Wellness During Challenging Times


By Aparna Mele These most challenging times have made the issue of mental health more important than ever. The stress and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic have been difficult enough, and now the social distancing requirements have led to profound changes in our daily routines. All of us are faced with daily uncertainty about how long this … Continue reading Mental Wellness During Challenging Times