A collection of mind and body resources!

Crocktober Recipes

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Crockpot Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread Easy Peasie Vegetarian Chili Cauliflower Mac and cheese Buffalo chicken dip Chai Latte Spicy Chicken & Rice Soup with Pumpkin Crock Pot Hot Fudge Brownies

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Transition from Summer into Autumn

With school starting this week, and Labor Day weekend looming, autumn can’t be far behind. September and even October are reliably mild in the Upper Valley, but the changes we notice in the length of day, plants and trees, and […]

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Got Ten Seconds? Better Balance Linked to Greater Longevity

Balance training is an important but often-neglected skill, one that impacts both our longevity and our quality of life, beginning around age 40. A study in June by a Brazilian team found that 20 percent of the 1,700 older adults […]

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Cold Soup for Hot Days

More of a drink than a soup, served in frosted glasses or chilled tumblers, gazpacho is perfect when it is too hot to eat but you need cold, salt and lunch all at the same time. Gazpacho is everywhere in […]

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Jeffrey Hamelman
Jeffrey Hamelman & The ADAMÂ Foundation

In addition to being a steadfast and generous Haven supporter in many ways, Jeffrey Hamelman is the author of BREAD: A Baker’s Book of Techniques and Recipes and a recipient of the Bread Baker’s Guild Golden Baguette Award. He’s one […]

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The Importance of Routines & Habits for Self-Care – Jennifer Rappole

Jenny is the CEO and founder of JRAPPFIT Health & Wellness, and she helps women and men age with energy, confidence, and fun, through a holistic health approach to food, exercise, and stress management. Jenny works with clients in multiple […]

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Have 8 Minutes? Try “The Joy Workout!”

From the New York Times – The Joy Workout!  It’s no secret that exercise, even in small doses, can improve your mood. Researchers even have a name for it: the feel-better effect. And while any physical activity — a walk, […]

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Movement at Your Desk Opportunity in Your Day for Stretching & Strength

UVAC’s Natalie Jones demonstrates a 20+/- minute sequence of stretching and simple exercise that can be done in your chair and by your desk. Natalie offers some simple ways to integrate movement into days when we are sitting at our […]

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Easy Breakfast Protein & Veggie Egg Bites

Need a healthy, protein-packed breakfast on busy weekday mornings? Or are you a fan of Starbucks egg bites? You can easily make your own delicious and healthy egg and veggie breakfast to go! Incorporate any veggies you like, just be […]

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Craving Some Springier Flavors at Dinner?

Are longer days making you think of spring weather to come? Maybe you aren’t in the mood for one more wintry stew? This weeknight sheet-pan chicken dinner  from the NY Times makes great use of refrigerator staples. A bright mash-up […]

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Late Winter Mood Boosters!

The calendar shows us that spring officially begins just over a month from now. More sunlight and some warmer days remind us of how great it feels to be outside with the sun shining on us. The walking group has […]

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Getting Out on the Trails in Every Season

February brings the best of winter to the Upper Valley. The days are lengthening, January’s bitter cold abates and there is plenty of snow. It’s a great month to shake off cabin fever for some fun in the snow. The […]

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Winter Weeknight Chili

From Melissa Clark comes a quick chili recipe for cold winter weeknights. If you keep canned beans, tomatoes, onion and garlic in your pantry, you can make this dish on any weeknight without having to shop. The pickled onions aren’t […]

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New in 2022 – Online Wellness Resource for Haven Staff

Haven staff have a new source for mind and body wellness support. Through Magellan’s EAP we have access to a wealth of strategies for enhanced health. Take some time to review the options available through Magellan’s site. Magellan Digital Wellbeing […]

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FREE Online Videos from Upper Valley Aquatic Center

The days are shorter and colder. What’s a person to do when we can’t play outside for fitness? Our neighbors at Upper Valley Aquatic Center have a slew of free, online workout videos. Whether you are looking for yoga, flexibility, […]

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What’s the Difference Between Mindfulness & Meditation?

Do you get confused about mindfulness and meditation? That’s not surprising, sometimes people use the words interchangeably. Here is an article that helps explains the differences and why both are valuable. 5 Differences Between Mindfulness and Meditation

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Weeknight Autumn Hot Pot

Pumpkin & Chickpea Hot Pot From Nigella Lawson. With a bit of red Thai curry paste, some cans of garbanzo beans and coconut milk, regular pumpkin is turned into an aromatic hot pot that can be served as a mildly […]

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Nutrition on the Job

Let’s talk about healthy eating downfalls. For me, my biggest downfall when I’m trying to eat clean is the snack table at work! The key to being nourished and happy on the job is to make sure I prepare in […]

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