In the spring of 1621 after a bitter winter, a Native American Indian, by the name of Squanto, came to the aid of the Pilgrims, weakened by malnutrition and illness. He taught them how to survive in this new land by showing them how to cultivate corn, extract sap from maple trees, catch fish in the rivers and avoid poisonous plants. He also helped the settlers forge an alliance with the Wampanoag, a local tribe, which would endure for more than 50 years and remains one of the sole examples of harmony between European colonists and Native Americans. Squanto saved […]
What is wrong with my scale!
The other day I hopped on the scale (which I hadn’t done in quite some time) and was disgusted! I had put on much more than the “COVID 10 pounds” that I was expecting to see and even excusing myself for gaining! But that number was mirroring what I was feeling. It was more than the tight jeans and the extra thick love handles caused (I’m sure) by the “dryer shrinkage story” I tell myself. I was experiencing a real lack of energy, foggy thinking, trouble sleeping and nasty mood swings. How did I get to this point? Wasn’t eating […]