Recently the phrase, “emotional intimacy” has been on my mind. We are aware of physical intimacy but we seem to bypass the emotional side at times.
You might have heard of elderberry since the beginning of flu season and wondered if this supplement could be a useful addition to your daily diet.
Cardiovascular exercise such as cycling and jogging is only one piece of an effective weight-loss plan.
At one of my quilting groups last week, a member asked the group if anyone else had a case of the “don’ts”. She explained that she just couldn’t get motivated to do anything.
A low-residue diet is a diet designed to reduce the frequency and volume of stools while prolonging intestinal transit time.
Texas weather is temperamental at best. The onset of Daylight Saving Time (yes, Saving, not Savings) only highlights these differences and brings them to the fore of our minds — reminding us that the seasons, they are a-changin’.
Gastroparesis is a condition which the stomach cannot empty itself of food normally. Gastroparesis can be caused by damage to the vagus nerve, which regulates the digestive system. This damage prevents the muscles in the stomach and intestine from functioning and the food cannot move through…
Sometimes in marriage the hardest thing to remember is to serve one another’s needs. When our spouses are distant, angry, or emotionally unavailable, we tend to project the same emotions back to them.
I had an appointment with my dermatologist at Scott and White the other day. I really like this doctor because over the past few years she’s done her best at keeping this face acceptable looking, especially since there’s just so much you can do with what you’re given.
We all know fiber is good for us. Not only can dietary fiber lower cholesterol, it also helps keep us trim and feeling full.
When seeking out foods with optimal nutrient content to improve cardiovascular health, look no further than these easy to find foods at your local grocery store.
I learned in the Army that you need to be careful what you volunteer for. To this day I still hesitate and think hard before I volunteer for anything.
Anyone who has known me for any length of time knows that music is a huge part of my life. It should therefore come as no surprise, really, to learn that my life does actually come with a soundtrack of its very own.
A warm bowl of chicken noodle soup on a cold winter day or when you are feeling under the weather is perfect to not only take away the chill but to relieve nasal congestion and a painful sore throat.
February is Heart Health month, which is an opportunity to raise awareness about the prevalence of heart disease-the top two killers in the world are linked to heart and blood vessel problems.
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, many of us are thinking about gifts. Some of us will go out to eat and others will give a card to express their love.
A kidney stone, or medically referred to as nephrolithiasis, is a hard, crystalline mineral material formed within the kidney or urinary tract.
We come in contact every day with people who we wrongly suppose are performing inconsequential jobs or who shoulder responsibility that should have been given to someone else.
The start of a new year may spark motivation to “get in shape” or to “begin an exercise program.” While a fitness center membership is appropriate for some, others may benefit from working out in the comfort of their home or even the outdoors!
Last July, I discussed how financial strain can wreck havoc in marriage. I offered practical suggestions on budgeting and bank accounts.
What comments does a writer use in his first column of a new year? I ask again, what comments does a writer use in his first column of a new year?
Let’s face it. The holidays are stressful — with the decorating of the house, the decorating of the tree, the gift-getting, the gift-wrapping, the cooking of the Christmas and New Year’s feasts and endless rounds of parties ... the list just seems to go on and on.
This time of the year is always busy. We have work deadlines to meet before the new year, we have gifts to purchase and wrap, as well as menus to prepare and groceries to purchase.
This is my last column for 2018, so I should take advantage of the space and wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of the faithful followers of this monthly collection of words.
November through January boasts a plethora of holidays — most of which are well known and celebrated all over.
While most of us succumb to the routine of picking out delicious vegetables at the local grocery store or farmer’s market, we may not realize the plethora of “unusual” fall vegetables exist outside our locality.
For me, Black Friday is the first day of the Christmas holiday. I don’t usually go out and stand in line for a great sale on a TV. In fact, I tend to stay home and away from the crowds.
November is the time for big meals, Christmas shopping and football games. But November is also a time to reflect on being thankful.
The autumn season not only ushers in cooler temperatures but also many fruits and vegetables unique to the season. One of the most popular fall vegetables is the spaghetti squash. Spaghetti squash resembles spaghetti noodles when cooked and is a variety of winter squash with a mild flavor si…
Nathan Thomas Massey has left the NICU at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Temple and is now home with his parents.
Recently I watched the prescreening of a movie called “Indivisible.” Based on a true story, it follows an Army family from pre-deployment to post-deployment.
With Halloween soon approaching, this month’s mascot seems to be candy. Halloween comes in as one of the top holidays (along with Easter) in terms of chocolate consumption in the United States, and recently chocolate has been in the news as select research studies have concluded dark chocola…
So I’m trying to find my preferred music on the radio, which is really not too hard, since I will listen to anything that isn’t gangster rap or country music (well, a little Johnny Cash never hurt anyone), from essentially the 1700s until the 1990s, and I stumble upon a great station playing…
Eating well doesn’t have to mean spending more money or buying costly “health foods.”
When my husband and I first had children, we would disagree on disciplinary actions. I felt he was too hard on our son; therefore, I was too lenient because I needed to balance out my husband’s harshness. The problem was that we were both wrong.
My hat is off to the magnificent staff of the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce as they’ve been preparing for the “Cheers to Ten Years” celebration of the tenth anniversary of the annual Food, Wine and Brew Fest set for Saturday at Community Park.