In the difficult period the world is going through at the moment, with social unrest, natural disasters, extensive economic migration and chaos in the financial markets, we all need some positive news.
Bearing this in mind, the overall theme of this issue is positive thinking and we have started a New Section on Self Development which will include all the new articles about Positive Thinking, as well as other related issues. I hope you will enjoy this section as much as we are enjoying writing it.
Meet Our Authors
This month I'd like to introduce to you Jennifer Sophia Catalano who wrote for age-well.org some years ago and has recently rejoined us.
We are delighted that Jennifer is back and look forward to her contribution, which starts with this article on Pet Therapy for our new self-development section.
Population Hits Seven Billion
When thinking about the overall focus of this website and newsletter - the Promotion of Healthy Aging – one overwhelming piece of news this month is that the world population has just reached 7 billion.
This month we are launching a new section on Self Development Issues It will include articles on the spiritual side of our being and issues of a more psychological nature, including the prevention and treatment of illnesses like depression which affect our mood, and articles on the pursuit of happiness. We will continue to build this section in the coming months to include such subjects as social skills, creativity. etc.
Positive thinking is the theme for this issue of the Age-well Newsletter, and many of the new pages in this issue reflect that theme include:
Each month we feature one of the recipes which has been added to our healthy recipes database.
This month's choice by Sue from New York is a godsend for busy Mums who need a healthy snack for their energetic offspring. Please don't offer these to your childrens playmates unless you are sure they tolerate peanuts.
10-Minute Peanut Bars
Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes
* 1 cup raw or roasted peanuts
* 1 TBS minced fresh ginger
* 2 TBS sesame seeds
* 1 cup raisins
* 2 TBS honey
1. Grind all ingredients, except for the honey, in a food processor until fairly fine but still having some texture (you don't want it to have the consistency of peanut butter).
2. Add honey and process just long enough for it to blend in.
3. Press into a square about 3/4-inch thick on a plate or square pan and refrigerate for about an hour or more.
4. Cut into 2-inch squares.
Makes 12 bars
Sue contributed this recipe to our Healthy Snacks Page
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