Social Isolation

Do you know anyone who is socially isolated?
Do you know anyone who lives alone and has become less involved with activities outside the home?
Do you know anyone who lives alone or in a remote area and has lost interest in daily activities?
What is social isolation and why should we talk abouot it?

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, a serious accident, a terrorist act, combat, rape or who have been threatened with death, sexual violence, or serious injury. Sometimes, the even is not necessarily a dangerous one as in the unexpected death of a loved one.

What is Mental Health

According to the World Health Organization “Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. Mental health affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life.

Hot, Hot, Hot! Cayenne Peppers

If you like spice, you are most likely familiar with the cayenne pepper. This long, thin red pepper is a member of the Solanaceae family whose peppers run from mild to super-hot. This family includes sweet bell peppers, jalapenos, serranoes and the notoriously hot ghost peppers.


Tumeric is a spice that belongs to the ginger family. It is native to SE Asia and has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice enhancing the flavor of many foods. It has also been used for many health reasons especially with problems with digestion, skin, and joints.

Health Benefits of Ginger

As a child, whenever I would have an upset stomach, my mother would give me ginger ale and soda crackers. I never realized, growing up, that it was the ginger in the ginger ale, that helped me recover. As an adult, I have kept ginger ale in my refrigerator, to have if I was nauseous, seasick, or just felt like by digestive system needed a boost.