Recognizing Poison Ivy

I have a new found respect for anyone who has met up with that dastardly demon of a plant. I grew up never having worrying about the three poisons – Sumac, Ivy, and Oak. I used to romp through the woods in shorts, sleeveless shirts, and barefooted never with a care in my thought. I…

Is fasting for you?

I found this talk to be very interesting. We are so programmed these to always eat, most of us don’t even consider that this truly beneficial or possible. Check out the link below to learn more pin.it/yp3teh3s766bav

Certified Nursing Assistant

So you are thinking about being a certified nursing assistant (CNA), you hear about those stories about how bad it is.  Well, it isn’t.  Yes, you will do a lot of things to help the patient/resident.  But, what makes it not as bad – will be the mindset.  By mindset, I mean how you are…

Working with a Dietitian

Recently I had the pleasure of spending time at a veteran’s hospital as part of my service learning. I spent the majority of my time with the dietitian and her staff. Prior to volunteering there, I thought dietitians primarily dealt with meal planning and losing weight. There is so much more to their jobs especially…

What do I have to give?

This past Monday was my first day with service learning. And MAN am I learning…I originally thought this given task was going to be others. But, it is all about me. I know that sounds crazy to say. It is about others, but what they are giving me is much more than what I am…

They took my 8 year old brother!

Can you imagine losing someone (under eighteen) by someone stealing them?  It happens quite frequently, and it is becoming more frequent.  Imagine yourself outside with your younger sibling.  You go inside for a second to get a drink of water.  You come back they are gone.  You become distraught.  Police cannot do anything for twenty…

It’s easy to point fingers

1“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your…

$50/Month & Food?

According to many articles the Mediterranean diet is supposed to be one of the healthiest in the world. With that in mind, I decided that use it as a basis for my menu planning.  Below is the basic menu plan for a month based of  Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: 450 Best Mediterranean Diet Recipes I have…

Service Learning

As part of being a student at a local private catholic university, the students are asked to volunteer in the community through various classes.  I have chosen Catholic Charities for my Diet and Nutrition class.  Catholic Charities helps numerous factions of the community.  They work with immigrants and refugees, homeless, abused, and underprivileged to name…

Multiplying your gifts

“Teach us to give and not count the cost.” Saint Ignatius of Loyola How can we multiply our gifts?  We are so busy.  We have so much that needs to be done.  In addition, we need our rest, too! Are we called to give more of ourselves than what we feel capable of doing?  I…

How far will you go to be like Christ

So you say you want to be like Christ. Really? How far will you follow him? To the cross…Are you willing to endure the pain of others sins? Do you love him and me that much? I started thinking about it this morning. At first, I thought sure no problem. I can feel his pain…

The Lord’s Prayer (Our Father)

Recently I finished reading a book by Saint Louis de Montfort named The Secret of the Rosary which he speaks of the method of saying the Our Father in regards to demeanor, and cadence. He states that we should take our time when saying the Our Father, not to mumble or rush through it. He…