Give a meal

Day 347 of #LiveWell2017 "In a country that wastes millions of pounds of food each year, it's almost shocking that anyone in America goes hungry. Yet every day there are millions of children and adults who do not get the food they need." - Feeding America The 2014 Hunger in America¬†survey¬†revealed that 89% of households … Continue reading Give a meal

Give a spit (for science)

Day 346 of #LiveWell2017 DNA technology has advanced so quickly that a simple sample of saliva can help researchers figure out all kinds of things about our bodies and how they work. It has boosted genetic research around the globe. If you want to be a part of a scientific research project that could further … Continue reading Give a spit (for science)

Give life (be an organ donor)

Day 345 of #LiveWell2017 Be an organ donor. Donating your organs is a genuinely forward-thinking gift. As an organ donor, you simply pledge to donate your organs to save someone else's life when you die. It's pretty easy to sign up, too. Most states allow you to sign up when you get your driver's license, … Continue reading Give life (be an organ donor)

Give blood

Day 344 of #LiveWell2017 It may not be a traditional holiday gift, but giving blood sure makes a difference. If you are healthy, not afraid of needles, and don't mind giving an hour of your time and getting cookies and juice, then giving blood might be a good way for you to show others you … Continue reading Give blood

Give a shot

Day 338 of #LiveWell2017 Here's another unconventional way to give during December. One of out every five children worldwide lack access to life-saving vaccines. Every 20 seconds a child dies from a disease which could have been prevented with a proper vaccine. If you still need to get a flu shot or a pneumonia shot … Continue reading Give a shot

The power of THIS

Day 306 of #LiveWell2017 Me: What do you want to do today? Him: THIS. What do you think about when you are snuggled in bed during those pre-dawn moments before you are fully awake and not quite ready to get up and get on with the day? If you are like me, you are plotting, … Continue reading The power of THIS

What is self-compassion?

Day 214 of #LiveWell2017 Recently, I had a conversation with someone about self-compassion, and then I came across this article on the Stanford Medical blog that discusses self-compassion as strategy to reduce burnout when being a caregiver for others. A very good friend of mine is a champion for self-care. She taught me not only … Continue reading What is self-compassion?