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running

For many people who experience after-holiday blues, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), anxiety, depression and stress, getting your body moving can prove to be just what the doctor ordered. And now William Pullen has designed a simple to follow program called Dynamic Running Therapy (DRT) to help improve your mood and eliminate symptoms of anxiety and stress (www.dynamicrunning therapy.co.uk).

Pullen helps readers identify the underlying causes of many mood disorders that detract from the daily quality of life. This book serves as an interactive workbook, with some sections asking very significant questions that the reader needs to answer truthfully in the spaces provided. Family relationships, anger, stress, depression and decision making are among the topics covered, along with specific directions for participating in DRT  by making long walks, brisk runs or slow jogs a regular part of your commitment to getting your body moving.

“Running With Mindfulness”by William Pullen – Gotta Love It!

 

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tea toddy

If you’d like to transfer the tart sweet delicious taste of biting into an apple at the peak of ripeness into liquid form, then you will love Sparkling Ice Crisp Apple (www.sparklingice.com), an all naturally flavored sparkling water that makes a great winter cocktail mixer.

Pictured above is the Green Tea Toddy made by blending Sparkling Ice Crisp Apple with either apple brandy or whiskey and a bit of honey, then garnishing with a cinnamon stick, apple slice and several cloves. You can also enjoy Sparkling Ice Crisp Apple on the rocks or heated and blended with your favorite variety of tea for a nice fireside warmer.

Sparkling Ice Crisp Apple – Gotta Love It!

 

coconut cooking oil

If you’re searching for an alternative to olive, corn, vegetable or canola oil for your recipes, consider Carrington Farms Coconut Cooking Oil, available in unflavored and garlic, rosemary and siracha flavored versions ( https://carringtonfarms.com/coconut-cooking-oil-unflavored/).

Coconut Oil has numerous health benefits, including lauric acid which fights bacteria in the stomach, helping boost your immune system response.  It’s also good for your heart health, and helps with healthy weight maintenance since it boosts the body’s ability to burn fat for energy. It’s perfect for making soups, sauces, salad dressings and for grilling, baking and saute preparations, with a smooth consistency and light taste.  Many home chefs also like the fact it has a higher heat point than traditional olive oils.

Carrington Farms Coconut Cooking Oil – Gotta Love It!

magnetpal

You’ll never need to go searching for your keys when you attach them to the MagnetPal keychain, featuring the most powerful magnet ever made (www.magnetpal.com).

MagnetPal securely attaches to anything metallic so that it can hold, find, hide or secure keys, tools and any other metal objects. It’s a handy device for electricians, mechanics, hobbyists, decorators, plumbers and seniors. Made in the USA from rare earth metals, the MagnetPal has a powerful magnetic draw to stick to wherever it is attached. The company also makes a telescoping magnetic pick-up stick called  the “Grabbit Stick” that is great for picking or finding lost metal objects on the ground, under cabinets, and in places where your hands just don’t reach!  Check out the wide range of things that MagnetPal can do at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBDepIk2Htc

MagnetPal and the GrabbitStick – Gotta Love It!

moviequotes

Winter weather is the perfect time to enjoy being a couch potato over the weekend and catch up on some movie watching. If you’d like to test the skill of friends and family members in remembering some of the film industry’s most famous lines, check out “Movie Quotes for All Occasions” by James Scheibli (www.mango.bz).

In addition to being chock-filled with “Unforgettable Lines for Life’s Biggest Moments”, primarily from films from the 80’s to the present, it offers film recommendations on the various quote topics, including loss, graduation, marriage, hope, social change and activism.  This is the perfect book to pull out at a party to get the conversation going!

“Movie Quotes for All Occasions” by James Schiebli – Gotta Love It!

logoff

If you use a smartphone or are connected to the Internet in any way, shape or form these days, you owe it yourself to read Blake Snow’s very enlightening book “Log Off” (www.blakesnow.com).

The author reveals how his own addiction to staying connected 24/7 almost ruined his life, his health and his marriage. He offers a sobering wake-up call on how to wean yourself from becoming permanently attached to your smartphone, and how to achieve a more balanced life that includes all of the wonderful benefits that connecting to the world wide web can provide but not at the cost of demonstrating addictive behavior that in actuality doesn’t promote social or mental well being. 

Log Off” by Blake Snow – Gotta Love It!

Eh Bee

Good dental  health is certainly something to smile about in 2018. And the folks at DenTek (https://www.dentek.com/dentekchallenge)  have issued a “30 Day Family Floss Challenge” to help family members of all ages have reason to smile!

Joining in the fun will not only result in healthier teeth and gums and less dental bills this year,  you can also win prizes by being a DenTek challenge participant. DenTek’s flossing products (www.dentek.com) include their popular Mouthwash Blast Triple Clean Floss Picks for adults, and their easy to use Kids Fun Flossers in bright neon colors. All of their one-time-use flosser picks feature extra strong scrubbing floss to quickly remove food and plaque and help keep breath fresh.

The DenTek “30 Day Family Floss Challenge” – Gotta Love It

JUICY HAZE

If you want to add a crowd pleaser to your 2018 Super Bowl Party next month, check out Fort Collins, Colorado-based New Belgium Brewing’s latest Voodoo Ranger introduction, Juicy Haze IPA (www.newbelgiuim.com).

This is a delicious and satisfying beer with a beautiful golden amber color. It’s great to pair with such foods as hot dogs, hamburgers, bratwurst and chili, featuring a slightly smoky flavor combined with citrus and spice. Juicy Haze IPA is a welcome addition to any Super Bowl menu, but is also great for everyday enjoyment throughout the winter months.  Plug in your zip code to the New Belgium website to find the nearest distributor to your location.

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA – Gotta Love It!

natwise

If you find yourself foundering for direction on how to make the New Year lead to profitable and gratifying experiences and goals, “The Self-Discipline Handbook” by Natalie Wise (www.skyhorsepublishing.com) is just what you need.

This book can serve as a personal fulfillment coach, providing you with motivation, skill sets, and inspiration for demonstrating the kind of discipline, persistence and self-confidence required for turning goals into reality. Among the topics covered are setting boundaries, saying no, taking stock of how you spend your time, evaluating your strengths and weaknesses, and learning how to relax. Wise doesn’t promise that it will be easy, but investing in her smart advice in the step by step process she outlines, will certainly be worth your time.

“The Self-Discipline Handbook” by Natalie Wise — Gotta Love It!

 

fixit

If your crockpot is languishing in the pantry because all of your slow-cooker recipes are designed to feed an entire crowd, Hope Comerford’s latest cookbook, “Fit-It and Forget-It” Cooking for Two (www.goodbooks.com) comes to your rescue. 

This is an ideal cookbook for singles wanting to make two servings, one for now, one for later, empty nester couples, and newlyweds who like variety in their daily menus. Comerford has included 150 small-batch slow cooker recipes, most of them familiar comfort foods with a creative twist. Among the easy to follow recipe suggestions, each accompanied by mouthwatering photography of the final result, are Bacony Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Coney Hot Dogs, Beef Stew for Two, White Chili and Sweet and Sour Chicken. There is something for everyone’s taste, from vegan, pasta, beef, poultry and stews to something for the sweet tooth in the desserts category.

“Fix-It and Forget-It Cooking for Two” by Hope Comerford – Gotta Love It!