This week delves into the life enhancing properties of practicing gratitude, the potential health benefits of coffee (yay!), and the impact excessive screen time can have on your child, and some ideas to limit, and get them moving. We also take a look at the considerations of renting a home vs. buying, the importance of recycling along with how and where to do, and more…







  • Coffee! Most of us love it, need it, and swear by it. But is it actually good for you? Here’s a hint from Harvard Health, It is one thing to say that coffee may be good for you; it’s another to say it’s so good for you that drinking it should be recommended. And we’re not there yet.” You can ready the extensive and insightful article here (2012):


Recipe of the Week








Quote of the Week

  • “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ― Epicurus



  • If you’re in the market for home fitness equipment, following are a few options. Engineering and technology are driving some very exciting options. Though they can be expensive, be sure to account for possibly canceling your gym membership, as well as the fuel saved not driving to and from the gym.
    • Tonal, a very smart and adaptive home gym that learns. It also takes up very limited space on your wall.
    • Cardio – Peloton and Echelon both offer some great options.
    • Body Weight – TRX Training. I’ve used this, and you can get a great workout.
    • Traditional – If you’re looking for traditional weights, you can’t go wrong with Rogue Fitness. I just recently purchased another weighted vest and kettlebell from them. Good quality equipment.


  • First Nations Development Institute – Our mission is to strengthen American Indian economies to support healthy Native communities. We invest in and create innovative institutions and models that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities.


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Wild Card

  • Recycling – good for the planet, good for humanity, and critical for future generations. Here are some tips and tricks to better understand what can be recycled and composted and how to do it.