I have a confession…I LOVE dessert. I always have and I most likely always will. My favorite dessert is a hot fudge brownie sundae with whipped cream and, of course, a cherry on top. Fruit was never sweet enough to be considered a dessert and I turned up my nose to apple pie as it couldn’t compare to the richness of the chocolate cake I craved.
It’s that time of year again. The days are long and warm. School’s out and your children get to spend time with their friends. You get to enjoy this great Colorado sunshine. Maybe you have spent time with your family. Maybe your child has gone to a camp or started a new sport. However you have been spending your summer, your doctor encourages your child to get a back-to-school checkup!
Want a quick way to pack in some extra vegetables each day? See this step-by-step from VeryWell.com on how to pack a salad in a jar:
Mason jars are the best thing to happen to salads since lettuce. I’ve always been a fan of salads, but I’m especially loving the "salad in a jar" trend. Now you can pack a salad the night before without worrying about sogginess.
- Robert H. Schuller
Why eat beets:
Beets are one of nature’s power foods. They are high in many vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, iron, Vitamins A, B and C and folic acid. Phew! Talk about a superfood. If that isn’t enough, beets get their red color from phytonutrients which have been shown to help prevent and fight cancer. Beets are also well known for their ability to help detoxify the body.
How to eat beets:
When was the last time you… jumped in a puddle? …sat and colored a picture? …did a happy dance?
As children we are constantly acting from our emotions. When a kid wants some ice cream, we all know it is futile to resist. As we get older, we often control our emotions so much so that we can become caught up in being “serious” and tend to lose that sense of playfulness and wonder of the world.
Drinking water is like putting gas in your engine. Water fuels us — every system in our body depends on it to work. About 60 percent of our body is made of the stuff. Every day, however, we lose water in our breath, our sweat and in the bathroom. Drinking enough to replace what we lose is very important
This month I have thought a lot about how easy it is for me to become frustrated and angry with people I truly love, particularly when I feel stressed. I notice that instead of listening to my loved ones, I make assumptions about what they think of me, and how they are interpreting my actions.
Colorado’s 300 days of glorious sunshine are one reason people love living here. But all that fabulous sun, along with our climate and elevation, means we need to be extra careful to protect our skin. Fortunately, today’s sunscreens help.
Let go….of your thoughts! What are your thoughts when your alarm clock is screaming at you after you have hit the snooze button 3 times? What about the pressure you feel to meet a deadline at work? What goes through your mind when your kids are coming in from their sports activities, your husband is out golfing, the dogs are barking, and everyone is late on finishing their homework… and everyone is starving for dinner?