Health and Lifestyle

Going the distance: Holiday travel evokes sense of nostalgia

“Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go…” That’s how the song goes: the song I cannot help but hear in my head every time we load the car to go to Kentucky. (I think that we sang every single November in grades 1-6.) And that’s what we do, more or less, ...

A new retirement job to occupy spare time

And the number one question I get after leaving radio in 2014 is, “How do you like retirement?” I finally got tired of telling people I’m only partly-retired. “I left WZID so I could spend more time going to the grocery store every day,” is my new response. It gives Barb a break ...

Key to accepting balance in life is accepting imperfection

Balance. I have been asked quite a bit recently, “What is the secret to balancing fitness, nutrition, family, etc.?” In other words, how the heck do I get into a routine that includes: clean eating, working out, house cleaning, kid pick–up, meditating and everything else in between? One ...

Blood drives in Greater Nashua

New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Please consider donating as soon as possible to one of the following blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 23: Nashua Elks Lodge, ...

Blood drives

New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Please consider donating as soon as possible to one of the following blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 16: St. John ...

Adults: How to make friends as a grown-up

About three years ago, I relocated to this area from Maine. Before the move, I was living in a small town where I knew just about everyone and had a large circle of friends, acquaintances and business associates – most of whom I’d known for years. I frequently went out to dinner or drinks ...

Parents: Isolation is the path to depression in children

October is “National Hug a Texas Chef Month.” It is simultaneously “National Caramel Month,” “National Toilet Tank Repair Month,” and it’s one of two “National Papaya Months” (at the risk of stating the obvious, the other is June). Really. I couldn’t make this stuff ...

Blood Drives in Greater Nashua

New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Consider donating as soon as possible to one of the following blood drives. For information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Oct. 9: Rivier University, 420 S. ...

Taken to the cleaners: How one shirt led to a habit

The end is near. And I don’t mean 2018, with 90 days until 2019 rudely interrupts the dark days of December. I fear the end of the world as we know it could be just over the horizon. Witness the crush of suicidal squirrels along the Everett Turnpike this fall. Also, your Boston Red Sox have ...

Blood drives in Greater Nashua

New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Please consider donating as soon as possible to one of the following blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 2: St. John ...

Accept a healthy challenge and eliminate alcohol for 21 days

Does alcohol really affect my health and fitness goals? The short answer, yes! But knowing why might help you make better decisions when faced with the temptation. First, it should be understood that alcohol has no nutritional advantages. It does not have vitamins or minerals that your body ...

Blood drives in Greater Nashua

New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Please consider donating as soon as possible to one of the following blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sept. 25, Nashua Elks ...

In co-parenting world, keep things smooth, similar for kids

When parents live apart, children are forced to migrate between homes. Some shift residences daily. Most shift between homes and parents at least twice each week. Imagine what it would be like to wake up in Moscow on Monday and Tuesday, and then have to travel to London after work on Tuesday. ...

Blood drives in Greater Nashua

New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Please consider donating as soon as possible to one of the following blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 18: St. John ...

Blood drives in Greater Nashua

New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Please consider donating as soon as possible to one of the following blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 18: St. John ...

Tell me a truth: Cultivating honesty has its benefits

Recently, I’ve been working on being more honest in my daily life. Why? Because it feels really good. Now don’t get the wrong idea, I’m not a liar. But I’ve realized that there is a certain amount of fancy footwork going on and I’ve been “economical with the truth” when sharing my ...

With new school year, reset your children’s routines

Parenting is about rhythm. Sure, it helps if you can sing and dance (or think that you can, no matter the reality). But parenting is about the rhythms of eating and sleeping and toileting. It’s about the rhythms of awake and asleep, quiet and active, together and apart. The rhythms of ...

Health News Digest

Blood drives in Greater Nashua New Hampshire has reached a critical need for blood for local hospitals. Please consider donating as soon as possible to one of the following blood drives. For more information or to reserve a time, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org. – 8:30 ...

Don’t let F.E.A.R. hold you back from achieving fitness goals

F.E.A.R. False Evidence Appearing Real – a popular acronym for the word fear. You might be wondering why it’s being brought up in this month’s health and fitness article. Well, it could be exactly what’s holding you back from achieving your goals including health & fitness. Have ...