In this Issue:
  • Holiday Giving
  • Thanks, I Kneaded That
  • Dine In Day Pledge
  • A Few of My Favorite Fall Things
  • Diagnosis: Diabetes
  • Ghoulishly Good Practices for Halloween
  • Wet Socks
  • Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.
  • Famous Last Words: Cell Phones and Driving
  • Essentials of Water Safety
  • Health and Safety

    Holiday Giving

    Recently, in what I thought would be a quick Saturday errand, I got stuck in traffic. It took me a moment to realize that the holidays are upon us.

    According to the National Retail Federation (NRF®), from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, more than 174 million Americans shopped in stores and online during the …

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    Thanks, I Kneaded That

    One of the most beloved smells across cultures and classes is baking bread. It brings about associations of home and comfort – even among folks who have never even experienced baking bread at home! The tactile experience of touching, folding, and pushing dough – or kneading – is considered by many to be one of …

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    Dine In Day Pledge

    Dine In Day, December 3rd, is a day to set aside and share a nutritious meal with family, friends, and colleagues and have good conversation. Dining In at home together really does make a difference in the lives of our families – biological or otherwise. Sharing a meal is so fundamental to the …

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    A Few of My Favorite Fall Things

    Fall is my favorite time of year. Let me share with you a few of my favorite Fall things to help explain why.

  • Walking my dog in the heat of a summer morning is like trudging through a bowl of warm chowder. But with the cooler autumn mornings arriving, we become invigorated and feel like …

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    Diagnosis: Diabetes

    Some 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes this year. How will their lives be affected? Diabetes does mean some big changes but you may be surprised how much diet flexibility remains.

    The human body is a marvelous machine, made up of many complex systems. When everything runs smoothly, we are “healthy”. Diabetes …

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    Ghoulishly Good Practices for Halloween

    From candy to pumpkins to the costumes, Halloween is a fun-filled time for kids and adults alike. However, it can pose dangers. To help make this year’s trick-or-treat a safe and fun time, follow these simple safety tips compiled by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    CREATIVE COSTUMES:
    Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. …

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    Wet Socks

    What’s worse than wearing wet socks? Okay – wet, dirty socks. Or wet, dirty socks with holes. Ooh, ooh, the worst – cold, wet, dirty socks with holes.

    If your feet are in clean, dry socks with no need of mending, think for a moment about those not so lucky.

    Homeless shelters are continuously …

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    Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.

    Will you be ready if disaster strikes?  Disasters, or devastating events-natural or human-generated, certainly can disrupt daily life. National Preparedness Month, held annually in September and sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is a good reminder that we need to be ready to respond to emergencies.  Adversity can strike …

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    Famous Last Words: Cell Phones and Driving

    Driving to work this morning, I had to swerve to miss a driver who had crossed the center line. Thankfully, I was paying attention and he got back in his lane fairly quickly, so no one was hurt. I suspect the other driver never realized that he almost had a close encounter …

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    Essentials of Water Safety

    Summer is upon us and that means many of us will be enjoying pools, lakes, rivers, and the ocean. Florida provides many opportunities for outdoor water recreation that we should enjoy responsibly and safely. Are you prepared to handle a water emergency? Do you have water safety rules? Do you know Continue reading »

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