The Road to Wellness

How Walking Improves Your Life

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If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!A wise man (Paul Dudley White) once said,  “A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.” Ah, the power of walking! Other sage men through the ages have also touted the benefits of walking. Thomas Jefferson advised, “Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.” You can find similar praises from the likes of Emerson,…read more

Weekly Inspiration–Week 43, 2014

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“Where the senses fail us, reason must step in.” ~Galileo Galilei Justus Sustermans [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Cooking Tip: Identifying Your Favorite Brands

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Like many home cooks, you probably have your favorite brands. You may have a few for which you’ll except no substitute. I know I do. You know what to buy when you’re shopping. However, your spouse or child may not. You can eliminate the problem with a simple solution. Start with a Shopping App My husband and I use Our Groceries to organize our shopping. With the app installed on both our smartphones, we can add to a mutual grocery shopping list. If for nothing else, this function is a…read more

Weekly Inspiration–Week 42, 2014

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“I’ve loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” ~Galileo Galilei photo credit: Sky Noir via photopin cc

Kids Playing Outside in the Old Days

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At the risk of sounding stodgy, it was a better world with kids playing outside. I don’t know about you, but we had a lot of freedom and outdoor time back in the day. I remember walking over a mile to school—grade school—both ways (but not uphill both ways). I also remember fewer overweight kids. An interesting op-ed piece in discusses the about-face society has taken on this issue. Society demonizes parents that make the horrific mistake of leaving kids on their own. We must watch them continually, monitory…read more

Weekly Inspiration–Week 41, 2014

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“I distrust a man who says ‘when.’ If he’s got to be careful not to drink too much, it’s because he’s not to be trusted when he does.“ ~Kasper Gutman, “The Maltese Falcon“ photo credit: ozjimbob via photopin cc