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Practicing Everyday Resilience

November 29th, 2017

By Angela Kneale OTD, MA, OTR/L, NBC-HWC We spend our lives being human – experiencing joy and sorrow, laughter and pain, fear and excitement, challenges and successes, and work and play. Everyone makes mistakes and experiences setbacks. How we face and handle life’s everyday disappointments, as well as extraordinary disasters, matters even more than the fact that they ...

Gift Yourself Immune Supportive Meals

November 22nd, 2017

By Joanne Gardner, MS, RDN, LDN This is the perfect time of year to step back and be mindful of our perspective on holiday eating. Have you developed a pattern of bemoaning the end of the year weight creep? Perhaps it is time to decide if this approach serves you well. It may be more helpful to shift ...

7 Tips for Staying Active Over the Holidays

November 15th, 2017

It can seem impossible to eat healthily and exercise during the holiday season. Although most Americans gain only 1-2 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, some can gain 5-7 pounds . Even if only a few pounds are added yearly, they can impact our short- and long-term health and well-being. One of ...

Seven Qualities that Will Strengthen Your Mindfulness Practice

November 8th, 2017

By Riitta H Rutanen Whaley, MS, MSPH You have probably heard mindfulness described in multiple ways, depending on the context. In Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), we refer to it as an inherent ability to be aware of the present moment in a kind, open, accepting, and non-judgmental way. Mindfulness is a way of being that we already possess but ...

Sustainability: Food Product Dates and Tips for Reducing Food Waste

November 1st, 2017

By Erin Gunter, MS As a conclusion to our series on sustainability and food waste, I would like to share some final tips from Corporate Chef Cate Smith about food product dates. The next time you are getting ready to throw out food, consider the following suggestions. Understand Food Product Dates There are three main types of product dates that ...

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