Cultivating Gratitude

As the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaches, we begin to plan out our holiday weekends. If you"re hosting Thanksgiving dinner, then you"re collecting recipes, planning your schedule of what to cook and when, you"re assigning family members their dishes to bring to dinner and creating your shopping list. If you"re a Black Friday shopper, then you"re sorting through the shopping ads advertising sales and planning out where you"ll shop and what time you"ll be there. Most of us with young … [Read more...]

How to show more gratitude in your life

Salvation Army bells chime, canned produce piles glisten and a stronger sense of community swells. It’s a time of year when more of us tend to show how thankful we truly are for those in our lives and extend the compassion to our community and beyond. But being grateful and showing appreciation can be part of each day, not a practice saved for the holiday season. This week, two local experts share just how important it is for our health to maintain a level of gratitude. With a few … [Read more...]

The Goodness of Garbage Day

I love garbage day. Not only do I love being able to finally put the recyclables outside again, as we fill our can to capacity days before pick up, but I also love the unexpected treasure that could be lurking next to the true trash. You never know what you might find on your way out one morning, you just have to hope it fits in the back of your van, and that you are strong enough to lift it! You won't find me picking through cans or anything. I only stop for the obvious great find. I've … [Read more...]