May 2020 Newsletter
Welcome to May!
May gives us a great opportunity to enjoy fresh air by spending time outside. Gardening, walking through the neighborhood, and eating on a patio are some great ways to embrace the weather. Some days to note are World Laughter Day, May Day, Be a Millionaire Day and Memorial Day.

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Monday, May 4 - Variety Channel
2:00--3:00/PMET 11:00-12:00PMPT
Wayne B. Titus III
Entrepreneurs: Stop Normalizing Financial Stress in 5 Simple Steps

Wayne B. Titus III, CPA/PFS, AIFA  founded AMDG Financial and AMDG Business Advisory Services in 2002 based on his 15 years’ experience at two large accounting firms working with Fortune 50 clients. He dove into entrepreneurship to make a bigger impact on people's lives. As a fee-only fiduciary adviser, his loyalty is to his clients: he places their interests ahead of his own or his firm’s. With assets of more than $150 million, AMDG Financial integrates tax, financial and investment strategies to help clients make financial and life transitions successful on purpose. The company's credo is, "From financial wisdom, better stewardship.” His latest book is  The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Financial Well-Being. He will discuss five steps for conquering an age-old challenge for entrepreneurs: financial stress. More about Wayne Titus.
Paula Marshall new
Monday, May 11 - Variety Channel
Paula Marshall
Bama Companies
Paula Marshall, CEO of Bama Companies- an 80+ year old company is an international innovator of bakery products and author of five books including Finding the Soul of Big Business and The Executive Entrepreneur. Under her leadership, Bama has expanded to provide a wide variety of frozen desserts and baked goods to fast food chains and casual and family dining restaurants. She will give tips on how to make work fulfilling and productive and balance work and home. Paula will also talk about the global work of the BAMA Foundation. More about Bama Companies.
Monday, May 18 - Variety Channel
2:00-3:00PMET/11:00-12:00PMP T
Val Walker
400 Friends and No One to Call

Val Walker is a contributing blogger for Psychology Today and the author of The Art of Comforting: What to Say and Do for Others in Distress. She has a Master of Science degree in rehabilitation counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University, she has explored and developed the practice of comforting others since facilitating her first support group in 1993 for people living with cancer. She will be discussing her new book, 400 Friends and No One to Call which is a candid and comforting guide for isolating times.
Monday, May 25 - Variety Channel
2:00-3:00 PMET/11:00-12:00PMPT
Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier
Change Your Genes, Change Your Life

Back from popular demand! A rebroadcast of
Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier author of Change Your Genes, Change Your Life,  reveals that our genes respond to how we interact with our world. 
He will be talking about specific improvements that result in longer, healthier, and happier lives. He also will talk about how our DNA doesn’t determine our health and disease prospects, as geneticists once believed.  More about Dr. Kenneth Pelletier
Positively Speaking
How Gardening Can Heal You and Your Family

I did some research on the benefits of gardening. Gardening can help grow your
mood, releasing levels of serotonin and dopamine (hormones that make us feel good), causing an increase in mood. Gardening can also help benefit the mind by lowering the risk of dementia. Spending even a short amount of time gardening on a regular basis can help maintain motor skills, improve endurance and strength including dexterity and sensory awareness. Studies have shown that gardening promotes healthy eating habits. The Mycobacterium Vaccae found in soil acts as an antidepressant by increasing serotonin levels. It has been reported that in just 30-40 minutes of gardening each day will lower your blood pressure.

Creating a community garden together can give social, emotional and community benefits especially for seniors and children where seniors feel connected and children learn valuable life lessons and skills from their elders. Studies of after-school gardening programs suggest that kids who garden are more likely to eat fruit and vegetables.

Horticulture therapy, a professional practice that uses plants and gardening to improve mental and physical health,can provide a heightened mood, improved social skills, better memory and cognition, task initiation & socialization and reduces stress.

In this testimony and example of the benefits of gardening, Anna Hackman, editor of Green Talk talks about her garden which she refers to as “my little Garden of Eden.” In the article in, Anna writes, “God’s handprint on my garden is so beautiful that the garden becomes my refuge from stress. In the garden I connect with God, who gives me my daily pep talk and sends me back to the real world. Each passing year, as I continue to add plants to the garden, the triumphs more than outweigh the failures….

She goes on to describe the tastes of cherry tomatoes, blueberries, kales, strawberries and green beans, and she talks about the visits from the bumble bees, birds and butterflies with vivid descriptions. Anna continues, “I am deeply honored…And deeply humbled…Food is a blessing. For every flower or herb I planted, some creature benefited from its seeds or prospered due to the plant’s shelter. Every
time I make a meal from my harvested vegetables, my food miles decrease and I reduce my carbon emissions in the world. Gardening organically reduces my family’s exposure to harmful pesticides and provides them with wholesome real food. Healing the Earth never tasted so good.”
Patricia's Pick of the Month
I am excited to share EvanLEE Organics in this time of crisis, so we can enhance our health while we are home. After years of research and development 24:45 Organic Super Grow System have developed a 100% organic grow system that will produce the best tasting, healthiest, and fastest growing produce available. Grow and eat fresh organic produce year round while enjoying the many health benefits of being organic.

This indoor grow rack system uses terraponics, not hydroponics or aquaponics to grow plants 25% - 75% faster than supplier estimates. There are some plants that you can't grow hydroponically, but with terraponics almost any plant can be grown. While hydroponics requires technical knowledge and training, terraponics needs minimum instruction.

Nothing tastes better than fresh cut produce. Imagine growing your own organic lettuce in the dead of winter. Imagine eating that fresh, crisp lettuce that you grew with very little effort. These grow racks makes this possible and let's your household grow food year round. They are being used in colleges, schools, senior centers, hospitals, and food service facilities among others.

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