Social contact is an important aspect of life. We human beings are social creatures with an emotional need for relationships and positive connections to others. We’re not meant to survive, let alone thrive, in isolation. Social connections not only give us pleasure, they also influence our wellbeing. Meaningful and lasting social connections can serve as […]

For many, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of barbecue season. For Richard Jarmusz, executive chef at the UVM Medical Center, it’s the perfect time to change up your menu with local meats, seasonal vegetables, and your own homemade BBQ sauce (hint: it’s easier than you think to make!). Chef Jarmusz provides his tips – […]

Mixed greens are the Harvest of the Month for May. Spring is the perfect time to add mixed greens to your plate and palate. You can harvest, or buy mixed greens at farmer’s markets and grocery stores. In Vermont, you can find many different varieties of greens that are grown locally. History The varieties that […]

“Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors. It means ‘bouncing back’ from difficult experiences.” (Source: American Psychological Association). Rick Hanson is the bestselling author of “Hardwiring Happiness” […]