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Column: Align Personal Values with New Year's Resolutions

on December 15, 2012 - 6:51am

By Jessica Kisiel M.S.

Every April in New Mexico, I observe hundreds of people walking many miles on Good Friday before Easter to El Santuario de Chimayo Shrine.

As I scan the crowd it is clear that for the majority of the crowd this trek is the farthest they will walk all year.

Impressed and confused by this annual spectacle I wondered why these people would undertake such a physical task one day each year.

As a wellness coach, I wanted to know their secret. If I could figure out what inspired them to move, maybe I could use the same power to propel my clients off the couch.

A similar

Family Council Continues Year-Long Community Wellness Campaign

on December 13, 2012 - 8:04am

Dr. Tyler Taylor presented a physical wellness seminar Wednesday at Trinity on the Hill Church. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Community members attend a physical wellness seminar by Dr. Tyler Taylor sponsored by the Los Alamos Family Council. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Take self-improvement slow and steady. Don't beat yourself up. Incorporate a couple of healthy habits into your life each month. For 30 days walk more and eat a piece of fruit ... these are just some of the physical wellness suggestions that Dr.

Children’s Christmas Bazaar Draws 160 Local Shoppers

on December 12, 2012 - 7:09am

Shoppers get busy selecting Christmas gifts for family members Dec. 4 during the Children’s Christmas Bazaar at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. Courtesy/TOTH

Children take a break from shopping to sign holiday cards for soldiers as part of the 'Mail for Heroes' program. Courtesy/TOTH

TOTH News:

This year's Children’s Christmas Bazaar at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church Dec. 4 drew 160 shoppers, 76 volunteers and a large gathering of parents waiting while their children shopped.

The event also included the signing of 105 cards sent to the American Red Cross for the "Mail for

Stidhams Mark 25 Years at LA Church of Christ

on December 11, 2012 - 6:08am

Timothy and Tanya D. Stidham. Courtesy photo

By Linda K. Wood

In 1987, “The Cosby Show” was the most popular program on television, the New York Giants won the Superbowl and a gallon of gasoline cost 89 cents.

In August of that year, Timothy D. Stidham and his wife Tanya, moved with their four children to Los Alamos from Sherman, Texas.

They were to begin what would be 25 years of service to the Los Alamos Church of Christ. Twenty-five years and counting...

The church honored the Stidhams with a banquet at Hilltop House Hotel Friday, Nov.

Holiday Farmers Markets Coming to Fuller Lodge

on December 11, 2012 - 6:08am

FARMERS MARKET News:
The holidays are coming and so are the Los Alamos Holiday Farmers Markets - Thursdays, Dec. 13 and Dec. 20 at Fuller Lodge from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
 
Plan to attend the markets for those special gifts and foods to make the season bright.

Foods: Soup mixes, fudge, beans, salsa, cookies, tea breads, sticky buns, coffee cakes, breads, stolen, pizza, red chile powder, jams, jellies, honey and honey sticks, apples, apple cider, green chile powder, pinon nuts, tamales, dip mixes, chile pods, winter squash, vinegars, ginger snap cookies, hand-tossed breads with fruits

Food on the Hill: Rice & Mushrooms

on December 11, 2012 - 6:07am

"Food on the Hill" by Sue York

This week's recipe:

 

Rice & Mushrooms
 
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com
 
ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain rice
  • 1 can beef consomme
  • 1 can french onion soup
  • 2 small cans of mushrooms (juice from 1can, drain the other can)
  • 1 stick of butter
 
directions:
 
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com
 
Dump everything in an 8x8 baking pan, stir one time and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.
 
Photo by Sue York/ladailypost.com
 
This is a wonderful side dish to take to parties and it is quick to make (1-1/2 minutes to put together) and it tastes great!
 
Rice & Mushrooms
 
Photo

Mountaineers Share Adventures From at Least Four Continents

on December 10, 2012 - 10:07am

Cholatse and Taboche Peaks, both above 21,000 feet, and Ngozumba glacier. About a mile below the peaks lies the village of Gokyo, one of the highest inhabited places in the world. Photo by Don Krier.

MOUNTAINEER News:

The community is invited to join Los Alamos Mountaineers as they celebrate another great year with a potpourri of their 2012 accomplishments.

The "Annual Potpourri Event" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 at Fuller Lodge will tell of member adventures from as far afield as the Khumbu in Nepal.

During the past year, the club offered 43 official outings, and members had

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