Category Health

765 Million Reasons Not to Let Your Kids Play Football

“The NFL has given everybody 765 million reasons why you don’t want to play football.” ~ Harry Carson, New York Giants 1976-1988 In 2008, I remember hearing a doctor of psychology tell a class of young students, “If you’re playing football in the hopes of getting a scholarship to pay for your education, you’re better […]

Hugs: Completely Natural & Free

“Hugging is healthy. It helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress, and induces sleep. It’s invigorating, rejuvenating and has no unpleasant side effects. It’s nothing less than a miracle drug. Hugging is all natural. It’s organic, naturally sweet, has no artificial ingredients, environmentally friendly, and is 100% wholesome. Hugging is the ideal gift. Great […]

3 Tips for Developing Holistic Habits

Our thoughts and behaviors not only have an effect on our life outcomes, but also change our body physiology as well. Ultimately, our thoughts and behaviors can positively modify negative health predispositions. Here are three helpful tips that you can use as a guide to encourage your child to develop the healthy habits of a […]

Touch: For Your Health

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn  life around.”               ~Leo Buscaglia Photo from sukshmamarma.org Biology classes were my favorite growing up. The body is a fascinating tenement and […]

TV & Kids: A Recipe for Obesity?

Advertisers spend $1.5 billion annually to market to youth. Sixty percent of this budget is used to advertise high calorie, low nutrition foods and beverages, also known as “obesogenic” or obesity causing foods. Television does contribute to overweight children, however, not in the way one would expect. It would appear that the increase in childhood […]