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Healthy Lunch & Dinner Ideas

Easy, Healthy Desk Lunch: Beet + Lentil Salad
Both the beets and the lentils travel well if you're taking this with you. Just pack the arugula and dressing on the side for a beautiful and filling weekday lunch at home or at work.

Herb Roasted Turkey
This traditional holiday bird brings much more to the table than just great taste.

Chocolate Lava Cakes with Pistachio Cream
A golden pistachio cream adds a touch of elegance to the fudgy cakes with gooey chocolate centers.

Local and National Health Headlines

How Can Doctors Be Sure a Baby's Been Shaken?
For years, attorneys have relied on a specific set of symptoms to prove infant abuse—but now, some physicians are questioning the validity of the diagnosis of shaken-baby syndrome that has sent many caretakers to prison

The Affordable Care Act's Embarrassing Moment of Tooth
The administration mistakenly included dental plans in the 7.3 million enrollment total under Obamacare. Without them, the government missed its target.

Health Tips

The Secret To Getting Muscle Definition
My journey of transformation began when one of the dancers in my company herniated a disc in his lower back and began practicing Pilates to strengthen his core. Over six weeks, I witnessed his body change dramatically in shape and function, and he was pain-free after just a few sessions!

Make a difference

Stop The Cycle Of Self-Loathing With 8 Practices
The truth is, each of us is utterly unique — a veritable snowflake of imperfection — and that's a beautiful thing. Feeling better about ourselves is just a matter of remembering how amazing we really are.

Love & Relationships

Do You Give Love Just To Get Love?
When I ask my clients who are already in committed relationships why they give to their partners, answers often have to do with avoiding conflict, a sense of obligation and/or a desire to maintain the status quo.

Motivational Words

The Two Don't Go Together
You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind. - Joyce Meyer

What's Happening

22nd Annual YMCA Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk
TODAY, November 27, 9:05 AM - James Monroe High School, 2300 Washington Ave, Fredericksburg. Start waves will be used for the Turkey Trot 5k. There will be 4-5 waves consisting of an estimated 800-1,000 runners based on times.

Dining In
Wednesday, December 3 - Research has shown that the whole family benefits from family mealtime by having better nutrition, improving family communication, fostering family traditions, and teaching life skills, such as meal planning, budgeting, and food preparation. Show your commitment by signing in at

Sibling Class
Saturday December 6, 9:00 am - 10:00 am - Through a variety of activities, including a big brother/big sister craft to take home, your child will learn about the changes a new baby can bring into the home in one 1-hour session. For children ages 2 through 9. There is no fee to attend, but registration is necessary. Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.

Mindful Relationship: Self, Other, & the Earth
Saturday, December 13, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - During this day-long retreat, we will focus on three primary types of relationships self, others, and the Earth”and skillful interaction with them through our thoughts, words, and actions. Held at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg, 25 Chalice Circle. Contact Bill Brooks or 540.538.4342.

Farmer's Markets

Spotsylvania Farmers Market
Route 3 and Gordon Road Commuter Lot - 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, April 20-December 21; Winter Market 9:00 a.m.-Noon; second Saturdays, January-March SNAP EBT/Credit Cards Accepted

Fredericksburg Farmer's Market
The Fredericksburg Farmers Market is located at Hurkamp Park at the intersection of Prince Edward and George Streets, Monday through Saturday, 7:00 am - 2:00 pm.

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