RockIt family had a relaxing long weekend, what a nice change! Everyone back in school and settling into their routines? And speaking of school, how do you and your teachers explain 9-11 to your children? The History Channel has a great documentary playing lately which helps explain 9-11 to younger children. There are artifcats and items at the Smithsonian that young children can relate to (cell phones, briefcases, fireman’s ax). Have you taught your children about 9-11? How are you going to remember it this week? Attending a memorial service? Watching a special? (more…)
Did you make any New Year’s resolutions, other than health, fitness or nutrition? How about trying to be a gentler and kinder person? To stop yelling at other drivers? Stop shopping when frustrated? Or making yourself genuinely happy?
In the process of cleaning out aka Forced Spring Cleaning, 10 year old boxes were found and organized. In such boxes a lot of self-help books, guess I was looking for something in the late 90′s? Found – 52 nice things to do to make someone happy by Jeri-Lynn Johnson. In reviewing this book, I thought I would add these sharing ideas to our weekly tips. (more…)
Tips from RockIt Mom:
GREEN - After going through your old documents or junk mail, be sure to shred them. Save the shredded paper and use it for packing material-whether it be packing for a move, mailing a box or just storing something away for the current time. This is great for holiday ornaments.
One more – Have old magazines or books? Donate them to your local nursing home where they will be much appreciated!
HEALTHY - 10 Thoughts on Whole Living.
1. Something worth doing once is worth doing again.
2. Flexibility isn’t wishy-washy. There’s a difference between knowing your priorities and no knowing your own mind.
3. The road to wellness isn’t straight, clear or predictable. It’s a path you forge yourself.
4. Dream up a simple project, then shape it with your own hands.
5. True generosity doesn’t leave you with less, it leaves you with more.
6. Wait two seconds before you say something you can’t take back.
7. A balanced life looks and feels different for everyone.
8. Patience is like a muscle. If you don’t use it, it wastes away.
9. Vulnerability brings trust. Trust brings opportunity.
10. Let sensory pleasure, not rules, guide a healthy appetite. (www.wholeliving.com)
RECIPE - Rainbow Quinoa Salad. Great for summertime and easyto take to BBQ or pool parties. Skip over to the Recipe Tab for more details.
Thought to Ponder: What book have you recently read, that you would love to meet the author over green tea?
I have read three books this past month, Run Like a Mother by two best “running” friends, Among Pigeons by Dr. Lawerence Woods which is so moving about the homeless and Food Rules by a journalist trying to answer the common question of “What do we eat?”.
Run Like A Mother is great because each chapter the authors take turns tackling themes. The best part is they actually write about issues most athletic women won’t admit, even to themselves. By seeing other women admit their pains and fears, it makes you willing to actually identify yours and determine it’s fate.
Among Pigeons is a great can’t put down book. It really let’s the reader see the life of the homeless. It makes the reader want to hug their families and appreciate everything.
Food Rules is a general consensus of the common individuals who read and don’t know what is good for them or not anymore because there is so much conflicting information. The reader does not feel alone in this quandry.
Have a great week and let’s hear your thoughts.
Do you have any great books you have read lately that you want to give us your opinion on or highly reccomend? We would love to hear about any and all books that may be a good read, especially with summer on the horizon.
Here are some of RockIt Mom’s favorites: The Help by Kathyrn Stockett, anything by Tami Hoag, and Janet Evanovich is always good for a laugh. One all time favorite that can be reread numerous times, the Big Stone Gap trilogy by Adriana Trigiani and her other novels. The Secret Life of Bee’s by Sue Monk Kidd, give it a try before the seeing the movie. A friend’s husband wrote Among Pigeons and am in the process of reading it now. It is so enlightening. Give it a try as well. (more…)