With so many people under the weather thanks to colds and the flu making their rounds I thought I’d share a few natural tips for staying healthy this winter. 1. Eat well. Your diet is the number one means by which you can build your immune system. It is a bit more challenging to find fresh fruits and vegetables in the winter but broccoli, greens, citrus fruits, and squash are a few that are readily available. More »
You might be surprised to know that the air inside your home could be dangerous. In fact, our indoor air is often what causes common illnesses and ailments such as fatigue, asthma, skin conditions, learning disabilities, ADHD, digestive issues, infertility, obesity, and cancer. More »
In our house very little food goes to waste. If leftovers aren’t eaten within two days they get frozen. Vegetables that are looking a little sad get thrown into a batch of pasta sauce or soup. If I don’t have time to whip up a batch of something with them then, most vegetables, I can just quickly chop and throw in the freezer (I almost always have frozen chopped peppers or broccoli in my freezer.) More »
When it comes to colds and flu, there are two approaches: prevention and treatment. There are natural remedies for both of these approaches. Stock up on treatments and begin prevention now, and you should have a much more comfortable cold and flu season. Here are some ideas: More »
With the Right Kind of Help Dreams Can Come True
It’s no secret that insurance companies aren’t at the top of anyone’s list when it comes to popularity. Most people I know, including myself, have had something negative to say about them at one time or another. So, normally, I wouldn’t even have considered promoting anything that one of them was doing.
The $1,000,000 Aviva Community Fund competition is different, it’s not some far away competition by an insurance company that nobody ever really sees the results of. I’ve seen firsthand what it can do and the impact it can have on a community.
During last year’s competition The Wales Home residence for seniors, not far from here, submitted an idea. They wanted to build a therapeutic garden for Alzheimer’s patients. They submitted their proposal, which you can read here, to the Aviva Community Fund Contest. Since winning is based on the number of votes you receive, they actively encouraged everyone in the community to vote for them through the Aviva website and they won. Their garden was started last May and was completed over the summer.
If you have a great idea for your community but lack the funding then this just might be your chance to make a dream come true. Ideas can be submitted to the Aviva Community Fund Competition until November 30th 2011. Once you submit your proposal make sure to spread the word through friends, family, social media and even the press to get as many votes as you can. You can also increase your chances of winning by gaining the support of an insurance broker.
Don’t have an idea of your own? Then why not check out the ones already submitted and cast your vote for the ones you think deserve to win.
To make it even easier this year supporters can like Aviva Community Fund on Facebook and submit their votes that way. For every like they receive on Facebook $1 will be donated to Free the Children to support at-risk youth programs in Canada. The Aviva Community Fund is also on Twitter Follow @avivacf. Winners will be announced January 25 2012.