Celebrate Hot Tea Month, with a cup for your Mental Health

January is Hot Tea Month in Canada! Canadians drink almost 10 million cups of tea each year, and in the midst of the frosty winter weather, the hot beverage is a great way for tea lovers to drink their way to good health. Not only does tea taste great, but there is a large and growing body of research backing it as a healthy, good-for-you beverage,” says Louise Roberge, President of the Tea Association of Canada. When it comes to mental health, drinking tea can be an excellent addition to … [Read more...]

MARCH 2 – Supporting Dementia in Canada

Remember to support dementia when others can't ... Time for a Cup of Tea - MARCH 2 - MAD HATTER TEA PARTY 1-8 March 2014 Time for a Cup of Tea - Mmm, is there anything better than a cup of tea? No matter what, it just seems to make everything better! And that's what Dementia are working to do: make things better for both people with dementia and their carers. There are millions of people in the world with dementia. People with dementia gradually lose their memory. This can mean … [Read more...]

‘Aging Gracefully’, The Role of Attitude and Lifestyle

  'Aging Gracefully' The Role of Attitude and Lifestyle     Two Basic Requirements of Graceful Aging What I’ve discovered is that there are two “basic requirements” of graceful aging. To borrow from the “Serenity Prayer”, graceful aging requires the “serenity to accept the things we cannot change; courage to change the things we can; and wisdom to know the difference.”  Certainly acceptance of aging is a key to aging gracefully – but which of the changes that commonly … [Read more...]

Lorre White celebrates London Holiday Teas

Observance of the custom originated amongst the wealthy classes in England in the 1840. Anna Maria Russell, Duchess of Bedford, is widely credited as transforming afternoon tea (or low tea) in England into a late-afternoon meal whilst visiting Belvoir Castle, though Charles II of England's wife Catherine of Braganza is often credited with introducing tea to the court upon her arrival in 1662. By the end of the nineteenth century, afternoon tea or low tea had developed into its current form … [Read more...]

Parenting – How to host a kid-friendly ‘Afternoon Tea’

While the concept afternoon tea originated in France, contrary to what most people believe, the English made taking an afternoon tea fashionable. The English usually take their afternoon tea between 4 and 5 o’clock in the afternoon, whereas Americanized versions of afternoon tea tend to be held between 3 and 4 o’clock in the afternoon. Children may not care for tea, most enjoy the pomp and ceremony that comes with a traditional high tea experience. Here’s how to host a kid-friendly … [Read more...]

CelebrateLove.com – ‘Even Children Talk About Love…’

Even Children Talk About Love… by Larry James Touching words from the mouth of babes... "When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love." ~ Rebecca - age 8 " When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth." ~ Billy - age 4 "Love is when a girl puts on perfume and … [Read more...]

PamelaJo McQuade sharing a 'spiritual experience'.

    Sexy! From the Inside Out     Last week found me running my early morning errands in Deno’s, a world class shoe repair shop in Highland Park. If you don’t know, Highland Park in Dallas is the Rodeo Drive of Beverly Hills. I only point this out because it sets the groundwork for the tale I am about to tell. My daily routine is that after I drop my boys off at school, I get a cup of tea, chat with my father on the phone, listen to music and run a few errands. So this story begins with … [Read more...]

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