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NP Sam has been making homemade yogurt for years. Homemade yogurt has no additives, preservatives or added sugar but has loads of flavour and a nice thick texture. "I make my yogurt using organic milk and some yogurt 'starter' from the last batch. It takes minutes to make and I put it in my yogurt maker overnight and it's done by the morning." Click here to read about five ways to make yogurt at home - no yogurt maker required - using your oven, a dehydrator, a cooler, a thermos or a pressure cooker.
RN Tara recommends “When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress” by Gabor Maté . An international bestseller translated into fifteen languages, When the Body Says No provides insights into how disease can be the body’s way of saying no to what the mind cannot or will not acknowledge. Dr. Maté shows that emotion and psychological stress play a powerful role in the onset of chronic illness, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, multiple sclerosis, even Alzheimer's disease. Read about Dr. Maté here.
NP Sam is listening to podcast Postcards from Midlife. A UK podcast created by Lorraine Candy & Trish Halpin to help women "make the most of their magnificent midlife and to change society’s outdated narrative of what it means to be a peri and post-menopausal woman now". This is fun podcast with episodes and interviews on issues that midlife women face including health, wellbeing, parenting and relationships. To access the podcast visit PFM website here or visit the place where you get your podcasts.
RN Tara is watching "Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones" . Blue Zones is a documentary on Netflix where you can travel around the world with author Dan Buettner to discover five unique communities where people live extraordinarily long and vibrant lives. "It teaches the importance of movement, healthy eating, stress management and community togetherness," says Tara. "So interesting!"
Executive Director Delayne walks 6 to 8 km three times a week. She always walks with a buddy and prefers wooded trails and beaches. She continues to walk in winter but if the temperature drops she rides her stationary bike indoors until it warms up. "Walking relieves stress and connects me with nature, " says Delayne. "The fresh air makes me feel refreshed and energized. "
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THFHT formally recognizes the traditional keepers of this land and, specifically our neighbours of the Alderville First Nation, with a formal territorial acknowledgement. We reside on the Gunshot Treaty Lands of 1788. On these lands and on the shores of the big lake, the Mississauga Anishinabeg
(A-NISH-IN-NAW-BEK) met with the Crown to facilitate the opening of these lands for settlement. Let us be reminded of the responsibility we all have in making sure that we respect these lands and waters that give us life and sustain our livelihoods.
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