Nutrition

Kale falafels

Soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside with warm peppery spices and fresh herbs. You don’t have to be vegetarian or vegan to enjoy this savoury falafel! I rarely eat fried foods, but when it comes to falafels, I prefer them fried instead of baked. On the rare occasions that I fry, I […]

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Mental Health

Your atoms came from those stars

If you’re feeling down and insignificant, take a moment to listen to this short and uplifting speech by the American astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson. Neil’s speech is a genuine and unrehearsed answer to a profound question he was asked by a reader of Times Magazine: “What is the most astounding fact that you can share with us about the universe?” According to […]

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Mental Health, Stress Management

Know how to belong to yourself

I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. – Henry David Thoreau What is the difference between loneliness and solitude? These two terms are often used interchangealby and yet they are very different. Loneliness is a painful, negative state or an unpleasant emotion marked by feelings of isolation and a lack of companionship. On the […]

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Nutrition

Roasted pumpkin and red pepper hummus

  October is the perfect time to add fresh pumpkin to your diet. Pumpkin is a highly nutritious squash, loaded with antioxidants and disease-fighting vitamins and minerals. Last year, I highlighted eight top health reasons to cook with fresh pumpkin. You can read them here. There are so many ways to include pumpkin in your […]

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Mental Health, Stress Management

Gratitude for better health

Being grateful is the foundation for living a healthy life. You can live in a great country, have access to the best medical care, adopt the healthiest lifestyles, but … without gratitude, your health will never be at its best. In the preamble of its Constitution, the World Health Organization states: “Health is a state of complete […]

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