Slow Down! Enjoy your food and enjoy your life.
How long does it take you to eat a meal? 5 minutes, 10, 20? You may have learned that it takes at least 20 minutes for your brain to get the message that you are full. Many of us don’t spend enough time eating to wait for that message. In addition to preventing overeating, eating more slowly can have other significant benefits. Slowing down for digestive health Do you ever feel bloated or gassy after a meal or throughout your day? There are many reasons why that may occur, m
As an empty nester, I break my own clutter clearing “rules”...
In the 18 years I have written about simple living and clutter clearing, my two children have grown up. Ready or not, empty nesting is here, and this month’s column explores how we are dealing with it. This past month I flagrantly broke my own rules. In Minnesota and Wisconsin, many people have cabins “up north” that they head to on weekends to “get away,” often with their family and friends, but not always. My husband and I have been fortunate to be invited for weekends at t