Edward Hallowell grew up in a New England family permeated with mental illness and alcoholism. His healing journey led him to the study of psychiatry, and his experience and insights were a boon to his patients and himself.
This article contains a review of the book "Blue Zones" by Dan Buettner. Buettner and his extensive team of experts research five geographic areas of our planet where outstanding numbers of centenarians live to find out what it is that produces such long-living peoples.
#Veganuary, born in 2014, encourages a plant-based January. It's an inclusive trend, promoting health benefits and fostering a global community on X (formery Twitter).The campaign influences individuals and the plant-based industry, making plant-based living more accessible and mainstream.
Language-learning is a scientifically-proven way to delay cognitive decline and have a more dynamic life in one's senior years. This article encourages folks to take up the learning of a foreign language at any time, but particularly in their twilight years. Canadian French is used as an example.
Living in Canada means enjoying beautiful cities that offer a high quality of life. Here are some important safety and security steps to take to maximize your home and community experience.
Although plantar fasciitis is a painful, sometimes debilitating, foot condition, there are effective exercises, natural treatments, and suggestions for healing without expensive orthotics or operations.
Benefits of eating white beans, plus three tasty white bean soup recipes: white bean, barley and cabbage soup; white bean and peanut soup; and hidden white bean and tomato soup.
Three unusual carrot cake variations: carob carrot cake, carrot-pineapple cookies, and raw carrot cake bites. All vegan!
Here is a review of three unusual plant-based cheesecake recipes. Each recipe will be discussed in terms of health and flavor.
Here are two easy, berry-loaded, plant-based recipes that you will love: berry galette with oat-millet crust and berry-applesauce muffin cake.
Reviews of two top internet recipes for savory vegan chicken casserole recipes using organic soy curls. Perfect for a Potluck, family dinner or any meal, really!
Three quick and easy zucchini recipes: a savory waffle, brownies, and a main course hash. Yummy, healthy ways to use prolific squash from your garden.
A story about my maternal grandmother, Verna Mae (McDonald) Sanders who was sweet, dedicated to her family, never 'blew her own horn', and with whom I always felt loved and valued.
These tasty, healthy, vegan chicken dishes often become a foundation for plant-based cooks as they ease into the deliciousness of a kinder lifestyle.
A curated list of videos, links, and tips for the most joyous vegan pizza-making experience you've ever had!
Discover the health benefits of hemp seeds and get two nutritious hemp seed recipes: a bodacious hemp burger and luscious max-energy balls.
This article includes a recipe for making wheat gluten food, also known as seitan, in the traditional way.
This article looks at humane ways to deter pigeons from moving in and fouling your roof, window ledges, attic openings, and other points of entry.
This article is a brief encyclopedic excursion into the benefits of the humble potato-- a mash of recipes, tips, health benefits, science, industrial and other factoids about the spud.
This article contains recipes and ideas for frozen grapes. If you have an abundance of grapes, freeze them and try these delicious recipes throughout the year!
In this article I review a number of ideas for upgrading or re-purposing hollow core doors.
These apple walnut hermit cookies are vegan—made without eggs or dairy. To me, they summon up everything I love to remember of the eggy, spicy, yummy, munchy, cakey hermit cookies of my past non-vegan life.
As a transitioning vegan you might be looking for veganizing your old go-to comfort foods-- for those of you who enjoy garlicky foods, here are some recipes that you'll love: Roasted Garlic and Onion Jam, Creamy Garlic-Cauliflower Soup and Garlic-Mashed Potatoes.
This is a small window into the lives of my paternal great-grandparents as they started their life together in Ontario, Canada at the tail end of an unimagined cholera pandemic. They were caught up in this horror, both as part of the medical profession and as parents of a victim of cholera.
This is a story of accidental sibling death told years after the event. My 2 1/2- year-old sister drowned while I was looking after her and my two other siblings.
The saskatoon berry is a prolific, hearty superfood berry that has provided sustenance for peoples in the Northern Plains and Prairies since time immemorial. Four luscious, healthy recipes follow: tarts, muffins, scones, and an apple berry ensalata.
Healthy, yummy breakfast recipes that are vegan and gluten-free: breakfast sausages, simple chia pudding, breakfast cookies, chia-oat waffles, chia breakfast bowl, and blueberry chia muffins.
This article reviews 5 sausage recipes from the Web for those who are transitioning into a vegan diet and/or lifestyle and who crave the taste and/or texture of meat sausages. Recipes include plant-based, gluten-based, gluten-free, soy-based and soy-free sausages.
This delectable ice cream recipe uses chia seeds to emulsify the other ingredients in a high-power blender. You will enjoy healthy, plant-based ice cream that tastes better than the "real thing."
Here is an easy recipe for a cheesy vegan gravy from back in the day when miso was new and exotic. There is no carob or brewer's yeast in this recipe—just delicious flavour and virtuous grub!
One day I shocked my husband by suggesting we walk to town. This turned out to be one of the most picturesque walks of our 46-year marriage, and one you might want to take yourself some time.
Here is a recipe for those delicious chocolatey-orange-chocolate chip soft cookies baked up with kindness (vegan) and wheat/gluten-free.
This hub looks at several individual and family Gratitude projects that will focus us on the health value of 'counting our blessings' instead of obsessing on failure to achieve, loss and pain.
How to make a Gourmet Maple Walnut Vegan Ice Cream Sundae with a Blender, and Minimum Mess and Stress. Plant-based. Gluten-Free. Churn-Free. Two Recipes for Vegan Maple Walnut Ice Cream. Egg-Free. YUMMY.
These 3 healthy, delicious, gluten-free, plant-based spaghetti recipes are based on yummy unorthodox GF "pasta" - even meat-eaters will love them!
In the early 1970s my husband and I were contestants on the CTV (Canadian) TV game show "What's the Good Word?" This is what I remember of that crazy experience.
Do you have a cache of old, rusty, and crusty baking pans? Here are some ideas for upcycling them and giving them a new purpose!
Here are four great pumpkin cookie recipes that are vegan and gluten free. One of the cookies is a complete breakfast! Healthy and tasty for the holidays!
Two delicious healthy recipes for carrots: mini-carrot cakes and easy carrot curry soup. Both recipes are Vegan (egg-free, dairy-free) and Gluten-Free.
This article reviews three family excursions in Edmonton Alberta: Fort Edmonton, historic theme park, the Royal Alberta Museum and West Edmonton Mall's Galaxyland.
This article talks about how being read aloud to as a young child impacted my ability to be creative and work through emotional setbacks throughout my life.
History Buff or Nostalgia Seeker? Join the queue at the Memory Bank as we trip back to Yesterday a la Pinterest, the Social Network you will definitely want to invest some of your time in!
Snoring takes its toll on the sleep quality and relationships of the snoring person and partner. This hub includes suggestions for detox and reviews 3 snore exercises that avoid surgery and devices.
A recipe for 1 1/2 pints of lovely, sweet Fig Jam made from fresh figs that doesn't require a lot of equipment, knowledge, and sweat (i.e., canning). Also suggestions for other fig recipes.
Here is a recipe for a corn stew or chowder that is easily and quickly put together, has all the qualities of a stellar comfort food, and is super-healthy: vegan, gluten-free, and low-fat.
This article contains a recipe for low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free perogies (stuffed dumplings) for those adhering to a plant-based and wheat-free lifestyle.
Learn how to make this RAWkin' Blond Brownies recipe that is Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, and Grain-Free / Gluten-Free. This is a No-Bake Bar that will amp up energy and delight the most skeptical palate.
Learn how to make a delicious and healthy vegetarian Moroccan vegetable stew in a slow cooker. I've also included some information about traditional Moroccan cuisine, and as well as tips for quickly and easily cleaning up your slow cooker.
This article provides four different recipes for healthy frozen smoothie pops (popsicles or treats). These frozen treats are made from natural ingredients and do not contain many of the harmful toxins you might find in commercial frozen pops (eg., MSG, artificial flavours, artificial colors, high...
Here you will learn to make scrumptious No-Meat Balls... also vegan (no dairy, no eggs), Gluten-Free, and Soy-Free.
In my 60+ years I have noticed many food trends, both in my personal life and in the world around me. This article traces food trends in my life with the goal always to find healthy comfort foods I can enjoy eating.
If you have a sore, injured knee, here are five natural ways to make it feel better. From cryotherapy to rebounding, these methods are tried and true.
How can I get rid of the moles in my garden? This article looks at some "traditional" and historic ways of dealing with mole "pests" and some more natural current ways of managing this problem.
This article explores ways to set goals for improving and maintaining our health as we age. Health involves the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and financial aspects of our lives.
Four recipes for delicious, nutritious, gluten-free porridge. Two of the porridge recipes are traditional, sweet, and hearty—two of the recipes are for savory, comforting, healthy, more exotic porridge. All will launch you and your family for a great day.
This article tells about how to make chia seed gel and how to use it in various recipes. Chia seeds are high in Omega 3, protein, calcium, and fibre, and are adaptable to most diets (such as gluten-free and raw vegan). The recipes are delicious. Chia seed has no noticeable flavour or aftertaste.
This article discusses some quick and easy, natural ways to overcome various digestion problems. There are tips for heartburn (acid reflux)and 33 suggestions (including herbs, yoga, and activated charcoal) worth having in your "toolbox".
Looking for a warm, sunny, friendly, pristine, affordable, green, and peace-filled place to live in your retirement? This article reviews some of the top features of retirement living: attractive countries for retirees to move to, jobs for retirees, health care in different countries, and taxation...
This article outlines the health benefits of eating only apples for a brief time. Occasionally eating nothing but apples provides a gentle detox and cleanse for the body. Consume apples in many healthful ways: juice them, make a smoothie, enjoy apple sauce, add a splash of apple cider vinegar.
A grandmother's relationship with her granddaughter is precious and long-lasting. this article talks about 3 specific memories you might want your granddaughter to have of you and how to accomplish that: shared joy in being female; loving touch; and someone who took the time to teach her what she...
This article briefly describes what is meant by "public domain" movies (those issued before 1964) and tells where and how you can watch these classic movies online for free. Can you watch any classic movie with stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, or Clark Gable in it? What are the...
This article reviews the psychological, emotional and health-related benefits of pets for seniors. NEW: 10 Ways you can support a senior in maintaining a pet in their home.
This article provides three delicious vegan turkey recipes and ways to provide a healthy plant-based turkey dinner for Thanksgiving, Christmas or other holidays.
This article describes some "classic" vegetarian Adventist recipes made up to be eaten at fellowship dinners, or "potlucks" after Sabbath divine services. Adventists often attribute their vegetarian lifestyle to the long life they enjoy. Some Adventist are also "raw vegan" in that they eat most of...
This article talks about the benefits of taking a day of rest in this hectic world we live in.
This article looks at how athletes and other participants in winter sports (aka cold sports) keep warm, including both traditional and technical methods.