This Fourth of July let’s do more than celebrate our right to pursue happiness – let’s go deeper. Take a moment to consider – what makes you truly happy?
If any of your answers boil down to freedom then you’re in good company: the founding fathers, the Buddha and saints of many faith traditions. Why is it then that the American population, which holds this value in such esteem, exhibits overwhelming rates of depression, anxiety and obesity?
Chelsea is a senior from Emerson College majoring in Marketing and Health Communications. She is interning with me at Harvard School of Public Health this summer.
“The More You See, The More You Know” -Aldous Huxley
Apricots, avocados, berries and tomatoes! Summer is a season of rich colors and juicy bites: mother earth’s invitation to savor.
Seize this opportunity to walk warmth and refreshing summer rain. Inhale the sweet smells of pollen, flowers, herbs, and ripe fruit. Treat yourself to the farmers market and take your time. Peruse each stall that interests you and inspect the items you choose with care.
In March 2005, officer Kevin Briggs employed loving speech and compassionate listening to lure twenty-two year old Kevin Berthia off of the Golden Gate Bridge railing.
Heart quickening, palms sweating, I wonder – what’s wrong with me? It’s just a networking event. Other times the panic feels more justified as I stand on stage, anticipating the expectations of awaiting eyes.
I got this delicious recipe when I attended the 2013 World of Healthy Flavors conference at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley. Ana Sortun is a famous chef in the Boston area who has been cited as one of the best creative fusion practitioners in the US. Her restaurant Oleana in Cambridge, MA, offers a unique style of foods influenced mostly by the cuisines of Turkey, Lebanon, and Greece. Her husband’s farm, Siena Farms, provides Sortun’s restaurant with all of its fresh produce.
Intention transforms our being. When our mind and body act as one, each muscle is imbued with intuitive tenderness and we’re available to relay the depth of our love for another. If you’re lucky enough to be near mom this Mothers’ Day, delight in your ability to hug her.
Spring is upon us. It’s time to come out of our winter sluggishness and get moving! Find your closest farm, farmer's market or CSA. What better way to shop mindfully than close to nature and the source? The adventure is an ideal family outing. Everyone can enjoy nutritious, beautiful produce that delights the senses while young ones learn how to shop mindfully and develop healthy eating habits.