Category Archives: Holidays

Ringing in the New Year!

Everyone seems to be swept up in the flurry of the holiday season and sooner than we know it 2015 will be knocking on our door! But, before that happens, we have to give this past year its proper due, right? After all we had…

Mindful Eating During the Holidays

In anticipation of buffet style eating or a big sit down meal during the holidays, try your best to follow your normal meal routine including having breakfast. Trying to “save up” calories by not eating in excitement of overindulging causes spikes and drops in blood…

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The Origins of Black History Month

Black History Month was first officially recognized by the US government in 1976. People often use this time to reflect on historical events, from slavery to the civil rights movement, and also to celebrate the racial unity we have today. So, how did Black History Month get started?

Valentine's Day

Still Thinking About Valentine’s Day…

Valentine’s was last week, and this year (unlike last year) I spent it alone… well not alone, but I didn’t have a “valentine”. When I arrived at school on the morning of February 14th, I felt as if I wasn’t really in the loop. People…

Christmas Tree © Amanda Kohn

Christmas and Family

How many of you are counting down until Christmas? Why are you so excited? Is it because of the gifts, or are you more excited about spending time with your loved ones? I think that Christmas – like every other holiday – has been commercialized….


Mom always said “Don’t play with fire!”

This week Americans across the United States will be celebrating their independence during the July 4th holiday. Most of us will be celebrating with family and friends, and watching fireworks is often the highlight of this celebration – but it’s not all fun and games….

Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

It’s officially February everyone, and do you know what that means? It’s Black History Month! Have you ever taken the time to just look around and take into realization what we have now? Remember when African-Americans and whites couldn’t go into the same restaurants, play…