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Too…tired…to…read…this?

By | Fun Stuff, Health & Wellness

Probably, if you have a job, a family, or well, a pulse!  If you feel as if you’re running on empty more days than not this holiday season, check out these instant energy boosters according to Real Simple magazine:

  • Get a whiff of citrus.  The smells of oranges, lemons and grapefruits have been shown to be energizing.  So simply add a few slices to your water or introduce citrusy scents into your morning soaps and shampoos.
  • Get the giggles.  A good laugh can reduce stress and boost immunity.
  • Enjoy your daily cup of joe – or a healthy handful of Hershey’s Kisses.  Just don’t overdo it!
  • Exhale.  Again.  Exhale.  Repeat.
  • Be nice to a stranger.  Random acts of kindness increase your energy and somebody else’s!
  • Embrace the 3 minute meditation.  Think of something beautiful and powerful, like a waterfall.  And breath (see above).
  • Stand on your head.  Or lean over and touch your toes.  Any inverted pose gets your blood flowing.
  • Ditch the Blackberry.  An hour before bed, please!

That’s A Ton of Candy!

By | Community Events, For Kids, Fun Stuff, Health & Wellness

The 2011 Halloween Candy Giveback has drawn to a close with great results.  By creating a partnership with several Grand Haven schools, a “ton” of candy was collected – literally!  A total of 2,029 lbs. of candy will be shipped to U.S. troops overseas through Operation Gratitude.  Shipping to Operation Gratitude in California has been graciously donated by AeroVision International in Muskegon.

Thank you to the students of White Pines Middle, Lakeshore Middle, Peach Plains Elementary, Rosy Mound Elementary and Griffin Elementary for donating your candy.  And thank you to other children in the Grand Haven area who donated the candy directly at our Smile office.  What a great job making healthy choices and giving back at the same time!

Until next year…..