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March 2020

Grocery Shopping in Times of Panic

Not much left of the canned pasta and sauce department.

Grocery Shopping in Times of Panic

In times of near-apocalyptic crisis, it is natural to go into survival mode. For example, fearing the end of the world, people will go to the store in a panic and buy as much food and other household […]

You Are Resilient

You are Resilient

By Sherry Shrallow
PBNM Board Member, Clinical Social Worker

I can’t emphasize enough the importance of creating a daily routine to help us through these challenging times. Here are some suggestions that Dale and I have put in place now that we are socially distancing from others.

Get outside and walk (or run) one hour in the morning and one hour in the late afternoon. […]

Being Mindful About Feeding the Brain

Food for Thought

Being Mindful About Feeding the Brain

A while back, I worked at a beautiful senior living facility. It had an excellent reputation as one of the best in the county. Sons and daughters would bring their elderly parents there to live because it was clean and bright, and the surroundings very inviting. The […]


March in America is the Promise of Spring and All Things Green!

March usually has us thinking of St. Patty’s Day. It sure does for me. I grew up hearing tales of our Irish ancestors fleeing the emerald isle for greener pastures during the potato famine of the 1840’s.

My mother and her father, Poppy Joe, would put on an impressive Irish brogue […]

February 2020

Heart Disease Month

Heart Disease Month

Have you been diagnosed with heart disease? If so, you are not alone. According to the American Heart Association, 116.4 million, or 46% of adults, are estimated to have hypertension and someone dies of cardiovascular disease every 38 seconds. February is American Heart Month, and each year we are reminded to focus on our heart health. This year, instead of just managing heart […]

January 2020

Your Super-Power is Your “WHY?”

Your Super-Power is Your “Why?”

It’s February, and just about the time of year when all those new year’s resolutions you were so convinced you could make a solid commitment to in December and the first couple weeks of January are being to fade… your tenacity to falter…

I will eat better, or less, or stop snacking… I will start an exercise routine, or exercise more […]

At the Heart of the Matter

Food for Thought

At The Heart of The Matter

February 14th, Valentine’s Day ensures that our hearts are on our minds that day and throughout that month. And why not? After all, where would we be if we were heartless? Woe to the person who doesn’t follow their heart, or who is hard-hearted, or who doesn’t have their heart in the right place.

In the medical […]

Lose Weight Without Resolutions or “Diets”

Lose Weight Without Resolutions or “Diets”

I stopped making new year’s resolutions a while ago. Like weight loss diets, which have a start date, an end date, and an energy of holding your breath until the torture is over, new years’ resolutions are rarely successful. Neither are most “diets”.

According to some estimates, diets fail 95% of the time. Not only is long term weight loss rarely […]

Family Cooking Class Debuts

Family Cooking Class Debuts

PBNM Cooking Coach Maureen Hartwig is a shining example of how to raise children on a plant-based diet. Realizing that childhood obesity and diabetes are affecting kids at alarming rates and at ever younger ages, resulting in life-long health issues, Maureen has embarked on a mission to educate families about the health benefits of feeding children foods that avoid these […]

Here’s to You!

Food for Thought

Here’s to you! May you enjoy a happy and healthy new year, now and always.

I would like to dedicate the January article to my niece, Sylvia, who at 50 years old decided to do a lifestyle make over. She is pushing back against a lifetime and a family heritage full of SAD life choices. I support and encourage her […]

December 2019

When It’s Your Life, Choices Matter

When It’s Your Life – Choices Matter

Danny and his wife Debbie are good friends of mine.  When I got the news that he had suffered a serious heart attack earlier this year, my heart broke for him.  Danny is a great guy and an even better friend.  He loves to golf, works hard at his new business and enjoys his family and many good friends.  […]