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  • Tips to Make Resolutions That Stick

    by Jared Rice | December 26, 2018

    The new year will be upon us once again, a time when many of us resolve to do better in the months to come. This can be a motivating time to make healthy lifestyle changes. And yet, New Year’s resolutions are plagued by a stigma of short-term success that often wanes before winter ends. When it comes to resolutions, why are we so shortsighted?

    It seems that the social pressure for setting goals, rather than the more intrinsic origin, results in a whole lot of halfhearted and incomplete resolutions. Whether you’re simply resolving “to be more physically active," for instance, or setting a concrete goal “to lose 30lbs,” it’s not enough to simply state Read more

  • Gift Ideas for Everyone

    by Paula Gallagher | December 19, 2018

    Gift giving can be stressful and difficult. Compounded with everything else going on at this time of year, sometimes finding the right gift for a teacher, mail person, baby sitter or other friend or relative gets put off to the last minute. If you are struggling with what to get that special someone, Village Green Apothecary has gift ideas for you that are natural and unique.

    For the Tea Lover

    With names like Get Happy and Get Relaxed, and flavors like Orange Ginger Mint, teas from Republic of Tea are a tasty and warm gift to give. Read more

  • Thanksgiving Gratitude

    by Paula Gallagher | November 20, 2018

    gratitudeThanksgiving should be about family, friends, good food... and most of all, gratitude. And being thankful can actually be good for you! According to the book Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), Robert A. Emmons, PhD, cites numerous studies that indicate happiness comes from feeling grateful.

    We tend to believe that happiness comes from what happens, such as what we buy, what we achieve, and where we go on holidays. But according to Emmons, it doesn’t work that way. He says that happiness comes from gratefulness. Read more

  • Happy Halloween from Village Green!

    by Paula Gallagher | October 31, 2018

    Most mornings can be chaotic, but when Halloween lands on a school day, it is even more so. Watching the joy in my kids faces as they see their costumes transform them into what they had imagined makes it all worth it. I, along with everyone at Village Green Apothecary, would like to wish all the trick-or-treaters a very safe, fun and happy Halloween.

    Here are some tips to ensure that your little ones have a fun and memorable time.

    1. Only go to houses that have lights on.

    2. Never eat any candy before it is thoroughly inspected. Read more

  • Truths About Living a Healthy Life

    by Teri Cochrane | August 15, 2018

    healthy-lifeSince the completion of the human genome mapping work, genetics has become a hot topic – specifically what it means for living a healthy life.

    Genetics has begun to play a major role in healthcare decision-making for both providers and patients. Providers are now taking genetics into account when prescribing viable treatments for their patients. And who could forget Angelina Jolie’s decision to undergo radical bilateral mastectomy after finding out her genetic predisposition to hormone-mediated cancers?

    While our genetics influence our response to food, the opposite also holds true: Read more

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