Foundations for Life is the staff blog of the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation. Follow along as members of our team discuss all things health and wellness as it relates to their day-to-day lives! They’ll talk healthy living, personal experiences, family life, exercise, nutrition and so much more, providing fresh perspectives and a wide array of topics for your reading pleasure each week. Share, comment and join the conversation!
Grow for it- 2017 Home Garden Contest!
Win cash prizes for your green thumb!
A park a day keeps the doctor away
A new kind of medicine for the body and soul!
Sometimes we don't realize the power we have to inspire and encourage others, acting as positive reinforcement to those who need that extra push.
For everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about
With another busy weekend ahead, the sun is shining, and I couldn't be happier!
The week leading up to Easter Sunday is always a hectic, but fun week in my family.
In honor of St. Patrick's Day tomorrow, embrace the green!
Sunday nights used to be a dread - facing another endless week.
The beautiful weather we had last weekend has me itching for spring! I'm so looking forward to the warmer months ahead and the de-cluttering that comes with it and not just in the physical sense of the word.
There is evidence-based information that it is important to make time to unplug!
Over the past week, I've made some changes in my daily habits and routines to help me be the best I can be in mind, body and spirit.
Soda IS a four-letter word
Did you know that sugar-sweetened beverages account for 46 percent of Americans’ sugar consumption and are the leading driver of obesity and overweight in the US?
Like many, my family and I were snowed in this past weekend thanks to Winter Storm Jonas and the record-breaking amounts of snow it brought to our area.
Recently, one of my twin seniors asked to go to a soccer evaluation camp. I was stunned.
The first snowfall of the year has come and gone and winter has finally arrived after an unseasonably warm December.
I caaannnn’t go out and walk, it’s too coooolllld (you whine)!! I’ll start up again in the spring – it’s freeeeeezing out there!
"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try."
Are you aware of the power of music?
Walking in a Spring Wonderland
Oh the weather outside is...delightful!
We all face obstacles. Some are simply being too busy without enough hours in the day; others are heart-breaking. So how do I cope?
It's the most wonderful time of the year
There is no time quite like the holidays!
There is that annoying relative - or as my brother says, "a family visit is not a vacation". However, for better or worse, we stick together, support each other.
Getting a good night's rest has always been a challenge for me.
Take a walk-whatever that means to you
I missed the departure of a group walk on a gorgeous fall day, so I headed off on my own hoping to find them – it would do me good!
In the book “Aging Successfully”, by David P Gallagher, you can learn about the components of staying healthier longer.
How many times have I written about how the mountains and nature are my cure-all for inner peace and that when I need to, I can take myself there mentally to soothe myself?
"99 percent of the world's problems can be solved by communicating."
I’ve done a pretty good job this year of staying healthy while in grad school. Unfortunately, all the stress and excitement leading up to my final thesis presentation in March finally caught up to me.