Friday’s Findings: 08.30.2019

1. Why exercise… Most people think of exercise in terms of burning calories, losing weight, and producing endorphins (chemicals that help relieve pain and stress). I mentioned it in a recent blog post, but there is a chemical called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) that acts like Miracle-Gro for the brain. It helps neurons in the…

Friday’s Findings: 08.16.2019

1. My favorite candy bar… The wellness lifestyle includes snacks and sweets. Yeeehaaaa! The key is choosing snacks and sweets that use high quality ingredients, avoid artificial junk, and contain healthful nutrients. So… I want to share my favorite chocolate candy bar with you… Hu Chocolate Bar. The Hu is short for “human,” and their…

Friday’s Findings: 08.09.2019

1. Can you help me…? Fifteen years ago, I started writing weekly wellness articles in three local papers. My goal was simple… to help shape the community’s philosophy on health and wellness and help provide the readers with solid, useful information that they could use to improve the quality of their lives and the lives…

Friday’s Findings: 07.12.2019

1. Documentary worth watching… Joseph Campbell was a professor of literature and author, who was well known for his work with comparative mythology. The documentary, Finding Joe, delves into how a hidden pattern that shows up in every story, which he called “the hero’s journey,” is “relevant and essential in today’s world.” Joseph Campbell was…