Month: January 2011

Does “Fighting Spirit” Affect Health?

Does “Fighting Spirit” Affect Health?

Richard Sloan’s op-ed in the New York Times (“A fighting spirit won’t save your life”, January 25, 2011) is guilty of precisely the faults he attributes to those who believe that attitude can affect health – smug, self-righteous, and short on scientific evidence

A Fondness for Dark Chocolate

A Fondness for Dark Chocolate

I usually don’t share products, but this one is worth taking note of: organic dark chocolate with sea salt in it. Golly!

Haiti Anniversary Action

The new CMBM Port-au-Prince office serves as a space for expressing feelings, asking questions and sharing guidance.

Make Magic Mineral Broth!

Make Magic Mineral Broth!

This time of year, with colds and flu swirling about, I feel naked without it. And that’s a simple problem to fix– a trip to the farm market or grocery store for a sack full of everything on the list, a few minutes to wash and chop, and several hours of cozy reading time while the broth simmers and the kitchen fills with a healthy, rich aroma– and you’re good to go.

The Key to Haiti’s Happier 2nd Anniversary

The key to a happier future anniversary is understanding how much work there is to be done, and offering help to those who are still hurting.

Haiti’s Earthquake Anniversary Reactions

The Earthquake Anniversary brings up memories of the extraordinary pain that the entire Haitian population has suffered, as well as renewing emotional and physical distress.

The value of a dollar

The value of a dollar

This disparity in cost between the price of fruits and vegetables and that of meat and junk food is a major barrier in our efforts to help struggling families and the less fortunate eat better. Policy change with respect to how we help farmers is as important as education.

Haiti’s Earthquake Anniversary: Building Blocks

Linda Metayer and Dr. Gordon discuss the extent of psychological trauma, and the practical steps people can take to heal themselves and their communities.

Bon Appetit: Julia Child’s Kitchen at the Smithsonian

Bon Appetit: Julia Child’s Kitchen at the Smithsonian

A trip downtown to the the National Museum of American History to view Julia Child’s kitchen proved to be a delightful outing for the culinary devotees in my family on New Year’s weekend.