Bert and Stacey Weiss make magic happen for children with chronic and terminal illnesses

Bert and Stacey Weiss make magic happen for children with chronic and terminal illnesses

Bert Weiss had no idea where to begin. He was in a new city and a new job. But he had a vision to bring joy to children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families by taking them on a spectacular, all-expense-paid, 5-day trip to Walt Disney World. He… Read more...
Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

Born and raised a Georgia girl, Nancy Grace has certainly come a long way from her modest Macon roots. Several events in her life have dramatically shaped the person she has become today: a high-powered, intelligent woman on the warpath against criminals, particularly those abusing and hurting children and young… Read more...
20 expert tips for boosting your financial health

20 expert tips for boosting your financial health

When it comes to money, American humorist Evan Esar may have said it best: “The Mint makes it first—it is up to you to make it last.” Of course, in today’s challenging economy, feeling like you have a good handle on your finances might seem like a pipe dream. But… Read more...
Staying mentally and emotionally healthy even

Staying mentally and emotionally healthy even

You’re sitting in one of the exam rooms at your primary care physician’s office.  You’ve just finished explaining that you don’t feel like yourself. You’re having trouble sleeping. You can’t seem to concentrate. You don’t have any energy. You’ve started to gain weight because you’re inexplicably eating too much. Clearly,… Read more...
My Best Self: Becky Whidden Huff

My Best Self: Becky Whidden Huff

Becky Whidden Huff, author of Moonbeams and Fireflies: A Collection of 5-Minute, Imagery-Guided Meditations, worked for several years as a newspaper reporter and freelance writer with a focus on medical writing before embarking in a new direction: teaching yoga and meditation. Her journey with yoga began when she was challenged… Read more...
Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

In October 1990, Dave and Jill Cooke were watching a broadcast on Romanian orphanages and the devastating impact of a recent war. The program moved them to help children living in poverty. Together, they filled a convoy of nine trucks with medical supplies, food, clothing and Christmas gifts for children… Read more...
Vegetable Delight - Spaghetti Squash and Zucchini

Vegetable Delight - Spaghetti Squash and Zucchini

Spaghetti Squash and Zucchini 1 cup spaghetti squash4 oz. julienned zucchini½ cup broccoli florets, blanched½ cup cauliflower florets, blanched ½ cup roasted and julienned red peppers¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus 1 Tbsp. for drizzling1 Tbsp. fresh basil, chiffonade¼ cup water1 tsp. sweet butter 1 tsp. salt and white… Read more...
Black Bean Hummus - A Hearty Snack Without the Fuss

Black Bean Hummus - A Hearty Snack Without the Fuss

Black Bean Hummus 2 cups black beans, cooked and drained (or canned)½ cup bean cooking liquid¼ cup lime juice3 jalapeños, roasted½ onion, chopped and sautèed 1 Tbsp salt½ tsp cumin, ground½ cup cilantrocup tomato paste2 cloves garlic, raw4 cloves garlic, roastedCooking oil Instructions: To roast jalapeños: Heat oven broiler, and… Read more...
Skinny South-of-the-Border Fare

Skinny South-of-the-Border Fare

Thanks to these simple recipes from Tin Lizzy’s Cantina, tacos and margaritas don’t have to equal a diet disaster. The Spicy Grilled Tilapia Taco and the Sinless Margarita are perfect items to serve at any summer fiesta! Grilled Tilapia Taco 2-ounce fresh tilapia filet ¼ cup shredded lettuce 1 ounce… Read more...
What it Takes to Build and Maintain Healthy Relationships

What it Takes to Build and Maintain Healthy Relationships

Relationships aren’t easy. Whether it’s between a husband and wife, parent and child, brother and sister or longtime friends, keeping a relationship strong and healthy is as challenging as it is rewarding. It’s been said time and again: you have to be willing to do the work. You have to… Read more...