“Greene” eggs for these fools

As you might remember from last year’s post, the Greene family enjoys April Fool’s Day! This year the girls, now seven, are beginning to catch on. Gracie spotted the green eggs going into the pan and announced, “I’m not eating that!” She had a few bites, as did Callie — who more enjoyed the leftover…

Indulge Your Valentine

Give your Valentine a heart healthy gift. Your Valentine’s heart yearns for indulgence. Give your Valentine… A Treat. Indulge your Valentine with the Wine and Chocolate Stress Remedy: Select a small amount of decadent chocolate to savor slowly such as such as the Valentines Day Selections from Woodhouse Chocolate. We received a selection at Christmas…

Do You Remember When…

When was the last time you made a memory? On Monday, our family made one. Our daughters are deep into the American Girl stage and received dolls from Santa this year. Monday marked our first pilgrimage to American Girl Place in Chicago. Quite the adventure. I know lunch with Mama, Daddy (yes, Clay bravely joined…

How much anxiety do you have?

Researchers continue to discover more and more relation between anxiety and heart disease.  The greater your stress, the greater your chance of heart attack and stroke. Many of us are not even aware of our daily level of anxiety.  Your body has an amazing capacity for adaption.  Put it in a long term stressful situation,…

Live 14 years longer

Did you know people with healthy habits live 14 years longer? Check out these tips in my article at MyHealthyHeart.com You can now find my weekly healthy lifestyle tips for busy people on the MyHealthyHeartInfo website. I am delighted to have the opportunity to reach more people. Check it out! Share your thoughts by making…

Your Heart Yearns for Inspiration

Every once-in-a-while we all need a little push to get excited about life. This summer I had the great pleasure of hearing Simon T. Bailey speak.  His motto: “You were born to be brilliant” has stuck with me — so much so, we are using it as a theme for the Girl Scout troop this…

Your Heart Yearns for Grow Food

Your body needs real food to fuel it. Give it Grow Food! So much of prepared food is full of salt, hidden sugar, and chemicals your body can’t use. Give you body a break this year and give it grow foods. Grow Foods, a term coined by Registered Dietitian Jill Fleming, are items on which…

Tips for an Active December

Keeping up with exercise can be challenging around the holidays. You are busy, perhaps even away from home and can feel pressure to socialize rather than be active. Here are some tips to fitting it in: Take advantage of shopping. Shopping usually involves quite a bit of walking. Make the most of it. Invest in…

Holiday Party Survival Tips

It’s that time of year again, filled with parties, wonderful treats and many opportunities to overindulge. The holiday cocktail party with the buffet spread of goodies can be the most dangerous. How do you navigate a holiday party when everything is so tempting? Here are a few ideas: Eat before you go Have a healthy…