Monthly Archives: August 2015

Namaste

I decided yoga is kind of a hipster retro thing, and since I was going to the yoga studio in the city it was even more hipster, and since I decided I was going to bike there, that made it way more hipster, so much so that I should get some kind of hipster award – like an antique typewriter I can bring with me to Starbucks instead of my laptop.

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Healthy lunches = healthy kids

August is not only back to school time for many students, teachers, and parents, but it’s also Kids Eat Right Month, a celebration of the need to teach children about the importance of good nutrition.

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CSA Summer: Week 11, featuring squash-tomato gnocchi, rosemary potato chips

After our recent tomato bonanza, I wouldn’t let Jeff grab any extra tomatoes that weren’t among the 4 pounds we could take as part of our regular CSA share from Goldfinch Farm. We still ended up with some beautiful tomatoes, along … Continue reading

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Cross country bike ride teaches power of perseverance

Well here we are on the brink of September with many families sending their kids back to school. Many of us spent some time in the past three months relaxing and taking a much needed break from the daily grind of routine. I, however, spent a three month period from late April to late July riding a bicycle for the ALS Association.

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Resources to handle back-to-school stress

As summer winds down and school begins again, students of all ages are faced with transitions, finding their places in social circles and experiencing pressures to perform. It’s no surprise, then, that many students feel anxious this time of year — and throughout the year as academic pressures increase.

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Running tips for long distances

Running can be a difficult thing for anyone. There are people who love it, people who don’t love it, and then people who like it because it’s a good workout but actually hate it.

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Exercise balls can help your form and function. Here’s how to use them.

Exercise balls aren’t just a giant toy for your kids to play with around the house. They actually can kick your butt if you know how to use them. John Kerchner, co-owner and personal trainer at Unique Physique in Springettsbury Township provided some tips.

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Anatomy of a Breakfast Parfait

Planning out a simple breakfast is an effective way to get control of the first meal of the day. Why not try a three food group knock-out by making a simple yogurt parfait? This easy breakfast has no cooking involved, is chock full of whole foods, and is quick to vary in both flavor and vitamin content.

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Meatout Mondays: Vegan zucchini brownies

It is zucchini season! You know when it’s that time of year, because each meal includes zucchini; co-workers, neighbors, family and friends are practically shoving it your way from their gardens; and blogs are featuring many zucchini recipes (case in … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 10, featuring tomatoes and bread, three ways

When Jeff, Brandie and I were signing up for Goldfinch Farm’s CSA program, we decided to choose a working share — one that would require us to put in two four-hour shifts at the farm in exchange for paying a … Continue reading

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