Related Holiday Celebrations

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What You Give

Even a casual glance at any standard calendar for late December and early January will reveal a number of holiday occasions, some very familiar – like Christmas and New Year’s Day – but a few that may frankly be puzzling.   What is “Boxing Day,” anyway?  So, in the interest of cultural and spiritual awareness I […]

SMART Goals for 2014

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It’s about that time of year…time to start brainstorming ideas for our 2014 goals and resolutions. Some may choose to eliminate sugar and candy or exercise 5 days a week for 60 minutes.  For some people these may be realistic goals, but for most these goals may too difficult to manage and sustain. To avoid […]

REGARDING HANUKKAH

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Hanukkah

While many or most of us have some familiarity with the Jewish feast of Hanukkah, I find lots of misunderstanding about it among people in general.  For instance, you hear it described as “the Jewish Christmas.”  That is unfortunate because it has nothing to do with Christmas at all.  It often occurs around the same […]

Pastoral Care Week is this week.

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NKCH Chaplains

Pastoral Care Week is October 20-26, 2013. This is an opportunity to recognize the significance of appropriate, professional spiritual care in human health and wellness. The Greek philosopher Plato famously advised, “The part can never be well unless the whole is well.” At NKCH, professional chaplains are an integral part of the overall healthcare team, […]

Benefits of Fall Vegetables

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Fall is a great time of year to renew your love of vegetables! Here are four fab veggies and their health benefits: Brussels sprouts. Members of the cabbage family, Brussels sprouts are touted for their cancer-fighting properties, high fiber content and cardiovascular benefits to help reduce osteoarthritis. Brussels sprouts peak in the fall and are […]

Back to School Lunches

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Kindergarten children eating lunch

It is that time of year when the kids are heading back to school. It is important for kids to have a healthy meal at school. Here are some ideas for packing healthy lunches for your little ones. You can make lean meat sandwiches, like turkey or chicken on whole wheat bread. You can even […]

Eat a Rainbow This Summer!

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Rainbow of fruits and vegetables

Have you heard this phrase, “Eat a rainbow”? It’s a catchy phrase and tool used to teach and encourage us all to eat a colorful array of fruits and vegetables to help provide our bodies with the variety of nutrients that it needs. With a multitude of seasonal fruits and vegetables available, summertime is the […]