Entries by Jay Wojcik

Eating Yellow Could Make You Happy

Esquire UK writer Katie Jones shared that some say money buys you happiness, others believe in the power of positive thinking. Turns out, there could be a cheaper and easier way to put a smile on your face. According to a new study, the answer lies in eating yellow foods. Research by The Happy Egg […]

Why You Should Try Matcha

POPSUGAR asks if you are ready to take your morning caffeine habit to the next level? It may be time to replace your loose leaves or cup of coffee with matcha. A powdered form of steamed and dried green tea leaves that has been used in Japanese tea ceremonies for centuries, matcha tastes like a […]

5 Foods R.D.s Wish You Would Stop Buying From The Supermarket

SELF Magazine shared that there’s a lot to consider when shopping for groceries. For one, you want to make sure you’re buying all the healthy foods you need (whole grains, lean proteins, fruits and veggies). You also always want to be on the lookout for the most affordable and nutritious items. This seems fairly straightforward. […]

Join In the Celebration

October is National Farm to School Month, a time for communities across the country to come together and celebrate the connections happening between children and local food. Join the celebrations during a live chat on Twitter! Ask your farm to school questions, hear from movement leaders, and share your favorite examples of farm to school […]

Winterize your skin

Prevent months of uncomfortable itch, dry chapped lips, and brittle nails. Dr. Gandhi, Kovak Dermatology & Laser Institute,  shared that it’s finally that time of year when we get to enjoy apple picking, spiced lattes, warm sweaters and Sunday football games! Unfortunately, with fall weather, also comes the return of dry, itchy skin. While everyone is […]

Almond Butter vs. Peanut Butter

Michelle Pellizzon, Thrive Market Fitness and Nutrition Editor. Certified health coach and endorphin enthusiast, shared this post for Thrive Market: It that there was always an open jar of reduced-fat Jif in our pantry when I was growing up.“It’s healthier,” Mom said as she slathered two pieces of frozen whole wheat bread with the peanut butter, […]

What Are Our Family Values?

New Parent Workshop Series:    Connect & Converse  download flyer here No two parents raise their children exactly the same way – not even in the same family. When we take time to understand our values, we are more intentional in our parenting decisions. Join fellow parents and caregivers in an open conversation exploring our family […]

Playing through the pain is a bad idea for young athletes

Ryan Basen shared this information as a special reporter for the Daily Herald recently.  It offers good advice. Last spring, a student I was tutoring told me his back hurt.The boy, a 14-year-old in Washington, had played on school and travel soccer teams in the fall. Despite his pain, he was still playing travel ball, […]

Can Houseplants Be Unhealthy for Humans?

HEIDI MITCHELL shared in a WSJ article on October 4 that house plants add beauty to a home, but sometimes looks can be deceiving. One expert,Mussie Habteselassie, associate professor in the Crop and Soil Sciences Department at the University of Georgia, explains how a root can act as a colony for microorganisms and how an […]