March Calendar of Events
Feb26

March Calendar of Events

March Calendar of Events One of our Extension volunteers dropped by my office and asked for a calendar of all the events for March.  I pulled out my personal work calendar, and asked, “Which day?”  Needless to say, there is always something going on with Extension! March is shaping up to be a very busy month, loaded with opportunities for everyone!  Listed below are the events, workshops, luncheons, and meetings in which I will be...

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Kitchen Cupboard Makeover

Kitchen Cupboard Makeover Have you looked, really looked, at the foods in your kitchen cupboards lately?  Is it time to toss out a few items?  Should others be moved to a better location or storage container?  Below are a few items that often get overlooked and underused. The following storage tips are based on food stored at room temperatures of about 70 degrees F.  The times are those generally cited for maintaining best food...

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Healthier Attitude = Healthier Hearts
Feb05

Healthier Attitude = Healthier Hearts

With February being National Heart Health month, and the week of February 7 thru February 14 being National Marriage Week, I thought it would be appropriate to share some interesting information about the heart from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.  People who have upbeat outlooks on life have significantly better cardiovascular health according to a new study that examined associations between optimism and heart health...

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Three Things to Do With Your Frustration
Jan28

Three Things to Do With Your Frustration

Three Things to Do With Your Frustration When was the last time you felt frustrated?  How did you handle it?  We all feel frustration at some point in our lives for various reasons.  Frustration is like a coin; a big, chunky silver dollar!  You can tighten your grip around it so tightly that it makes your knuckles white.  You can shove it in your pocket and feel the weight it creates as you try to walk about.   It’s like a clunky...

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Heart Smart Nutrition
Jan22

Heart Smart Nutrition

With February, National Heart Health Month quickly approaching, I wanted to get a jump start on some timely information.  Engage in daily physical activity to improve your health.  Physical activity increases your metabolic rate, which helps to burn more calories. Plus it helps the heart and lungs function to full capacity.  Exercise also helps raise the body’s blood level of HDL “good” cholesterol.  Burn extra calories, and balance...

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