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Jennifer Landis

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Brunch might seem like a bougie concept only socialites partake in — at least according to pop culture — but hear me out here. Brunch, especially with your best friends, can nourish your body and spirit. It doesn’t have to be silly or hipster — I wouldn’t turn down some mid-morning mimosas, in all honesty — but you should try to have brunch with people you care about more often. Why? Read on, and I’ll…

They teach us about respecting someone’s personal space in grade school, but as soon as you see those two lines on your pregnancy test, it becomes more challenging to maintain your own space. First, while you’re pregnant, it feels like everyone and their mother wants to come up and touch your belly, regardless of how you feel about it. Then, when bringing your little ones into the world, they become a part of your personal…

Does any cold remedy compare to mum’s homemade chicken soup? There’s a reason for that, and it’s called love. Eating nourishes the body, but cooking for those we love feeds the soul. Any chow magically becomes soul food when the person in the kitchen flies into a frenzy to whip up a favorite dish for someone they hold dear. My hubby can’t flip an omelet to save his life, but when he serves me up…

You wake up in the morning next to your partner, but, as soon as your eyes open, you’re focused on the kids. Whether that means feeding the baby right away, getting the little ones dressed for school or making sure teenagers heed their alarm clocks, your day starts with them. You may head off to work, or maybe you stay home with the kids. Once both parents are home again, the day ends in much…

What gives life meaning?  Philosophers and writers from Socrates to Elie Wiesel have pondered this question throughout the centuries, but even the guidance of great minds doesn’t supersede the need each of us feels to solve this dilemma for ourselves. The desire to understand reality and our place in it appears fundamental to the human condition. Quantum physicists teach us matter and energy exist as a wave-particle duality, and that our thoughts, behaviors, and choices…

For many of us, the plummeting winter temperatures chase us inside. Kids, on the other hand, would stay outside playing in the snow until they got frostbite if we let them. It’s tempting to send them out to play while you wait inside with a cup of hot coffee to warm you, but you should get out and play with your kids this winter. Here are a few reasons you shouldn’t hide in the house…

Changing weather got you a little sniffly and swollen in the tonsils? You need soup to warm your soul. Here are six astounding, hearty and nutritiously cozy soups bound to inspire you to breathe as much as the beauty of the changing leaves. 1. One-Pot Lasagna Soup Heat a large soup pot over medium-high heat and brown the onion and beef, stirring occasionally. Saute the mixture with red pepper flakes and garlic for 30 seconds, draining…

When did you stop playing and imagining? Is it because you have to do this thing called “adulting” now? Chances are you still stick your tongue out at annoying folks with their stupid rules when they’re not looking — or at least, you do it in your mind. All those stuck-up manners, rules and curfews made you wonder why all the rules mattered growing up. While rules and their counterparts do help you get through…

Life is a roller coaster with easy coasts, fun turns, heart-pumping twists and terrifying plummets before yet another ascent. That steamroller pushes through different parts of life, from your career to your personal relationships to your passions in life. When you plummet, it may be a short or long trip, and you may pass through several of those aforementioned parts on the way down — because all aspects of life are interconnected. Financial issues affect…

“I have no regrets,” is a phrase we often hear, especially on TV and in movies from well-intended people who are trying to put a positive spin on the finality of their lives. Perhaps it’s better to at the end result of their life or current situation and conclude the road to get there — no matter how rough — was worth the suffering. All’s well that ends well, one could say. I can’t imagine…