Boost Your Well Being With Flowers

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Recently, researchers at Rutgers, the state university of New Jersey, released the results of a six-month behavioral study on the health effects of flowers. The study demonstrates that flowers ease depression, inspire social networking, and refresh memory as we age. “The results are significant because as we get older and life becomes more stressful, we […]

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Food: The Real Fountain of Youth

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Age is but a number, however, Like Ponce de Leon, many of us would like to slow down the effects that increasing numbers have on the body. You may not know it, but you have more control over looking and feeling younger than you realize. Many signs of aging that we assume are unavoidable, such […]

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Keys to Creating a Restful Environment

The gentle restful theme of Whisper is influenced by our longing for calm amid the frenzied pace of daily living. Clean lines and more sparse decor are cherished here. Objects are pared down to those that are most loved, allowing them our full focus and attention. KEYS TO CREATING A RESTFUL ENVIRONMENT Color “Barely there” […]

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Family Road Trip? Plan Ahead.

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Planning a family road trip? Here’s how to create happy family memories that will last a lifetime. LET THE KIDS BE INVOLVED IN PLANNING Take out your family road map and dedicate a couple of family nights to planning the trip together. Do you plan to visit any historical sights along the way? If your children […]

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4 Ways to Get Fit

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Merriam-Webster’s dictionary for kids describes activity as, “the state of being active; energetic action or movement; liveliness.” To stay motivated, get creative. As long as you’re moving and having fun, anything goes. here are some ideas to keep your family moving over the summer.   AT HOME • Relay races (either in teams or individually) […]

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How Fit is Your Family?

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Many habits are formed early in life. Family members who establish healthy habits such as regular exercise and eating nutritious foods, in the supportive environment of a family, are most likely to maintain this lifestyle in the long run. Take the following quiz to gain some insight into your family’s current habits. We sit down […]

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Don’t Give up on Veggies

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With all that life throws at us, healthy eating can easily slip low on the list of priorities. In our rush for quick and convenient meals, we too often rely heavily on carbohydrate-rich foods and neglect our vegetables. Who can blame us? The carbohydrates we take in from foods such as frozen pizza, pasta, and […]

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Sauteed Tilapia with Honey-Scallion Dressing

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Dressing: 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 3        tablespoons chopped green onions 1        tablespoon honey 1        tablespoon low sodium soy sauce 1        tablespoon fresh grounded ginger 1        tablespoon dark sesame oil Fish: 1        tablespoon canola or olive oil […]

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