All posts by dianeatwood

Hospice enhanced my father’s life in his final days and nurtured our family

Swett family

December first is my father’s birthday. He would have been 88 years old. December 10 will mark the sixth anniversary of his death. Army Lt. Col. Robert Alphonso Swett, Jr. Yes, I am a proud daughter and yes, I miss him terribly. But, I am not here to recount the significant accomplishments he achieved during […]

Did You Know? Adults Need Their Shots, Too!

Barry Atwood getting a flu shot

Are you up to date on your shots?  Oh, you thought those were only for kids. They’re not, and a lot of adults haven’t had the shots they need to keep them from getting and spreading certain diseases. Vaccine preventable diseases Chicken pox Diphtheria Flu Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Human Papillomavirus Mumps Pneumococcus Rubella Shingles […]

Overwhelmed? Add a Time Out to Your Schedule

Exhausted-woman

You’re overwhelmed and I’m suggesting that you add one more thing to the list? Why?! Because if you don’t schedule a time out, my guess it that you will never take one. And your health — physical and mental — is likely to suffer. Does this sound like you? Try to juggle too many things […]

Why Sweet Potatoes Are Good for You and My Soup Recipe Is so Delicious

Sweet potato soup

Why sweet potatoes are good for you Rich in beta-carotene, which is an important antioxidant. Low in sodium. Very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. High in fiber. High intakes of dietary fiber may help lower the risk for developing coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and certain gastrointestinal disorders. Good source […]