Health and Lifestyle

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 ...

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. 1-6 p.m. Aug. 24: St. Joseph the Worker Parish, ...

BAY LEAVES: A CULINARY FRAUD

We could all use some good news for a change. I’m happy to report that the price of bay leaves has fallen substantially since I last bought a bottle of the cooking herb. Two years ago they priced out around $1,100 per pound. Last week I scored a bottle for $4.99, or $712 per pound. This got ...

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. – Noon-5 p.m. Aug. 20: Saint Philip Greeek ...

Parents: It’s time to start thinking ‘back to school’

Yes, it’s that time again. We’re quickly reaching the end of what seemed last May like an infinitely long tunnel called summer. Whether you’ve vacationed and tanned and exercised, read that book or weeded that garden or accomplished any of the million or so chores you had planned for the ...