My mother has lived at Avita of Stroudwater, a memory care facility, for nearly two years. Like any one of us, she wanted to stay in her own home. Even after my father died. And it was a big house — two stories, plus an attic and a basement.When we asked how she was doing, she'd always tell us she was fine. Those of us who lived nearby made more frequent visits, spent the night, checked in by phone. Read the Rest »
Last fall, Bowdoin College football quarterback Noah Nelson injured his wrist during a game. He's in the white uniform. Number 18. It was around half-time in a game against Bates.
The picture above was taken at the moment he probably got hurt. Look closely and you can see his left wrist being bent backwards. It's called an overextension injury. He may have been hurt, but it also looks as if Noah kept a firm grip on that football in his right hand! Read the Rest »
Nyamuon Nguany has a story to tell. When she told it to me, I felt anger and deep sadness. And hatred. Emotions that she knows well. But she also knows that her life is too important to waste it on hatred. That she has a larger purpose. "I feel that nothing happens by mistake," she says. "We can take every bad thing that happens to us and create some sort of message out of it. The most selfish thing that we could do with our healing is to keep it to ourselves." Read the Rest »
Guest post by Eric Campbell, MS, BCBA, Senior Program Director for Education at Spurwink.
Having a family member with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can create unanticipated challenges in many facets of life. Once a rare disorder, the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report indicates that one in every 68 children in the United States is diagnosed with ASD. Read the Rest »
How many of you have eaten a rutabaga? C'mon, raise your hands. "I have! I have!"
I didn't even realize I'd eaten one until the other day. I was doing research for this post and asked my husband if he'd ever tried one. He said yes and so have you. What? I have? When? Read the Rest »
- Do you like to exercise really hard in the gym?
- Are you training for a marathon, 10k race or triathlon?
- Would you like to relieve the pain of the strenuous workouts?
- Do you take ibuprofen before your workouts and before your races?
You may have seen some conflicting health news about soy and breast cancer.
- You shouldn't eat soy if you're at risk for breast cancer
- Soy can protect you against breast cancer
What should you do if you have breast cancer or are at risk for developing it? Is it ok to eat soy products? Read the Rest »