“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”
― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

What are you up to this weekend? The weather here is cycling from winter through to summer and back again, yet the flowers are not deterred. Our crocuses came and went, around town the daffodils are nearly spent while the camellias (above) are putting on a show, and the first of the azaleas are budding. Any signs of spring where you are?

National Nutrition Month® began on Wednesday. This year’s theme, Put Your Best Fork Forward, encourages everyone to make small changes in our eating (and activity) habits that add up to over time for better health. If you missed my post earlier this week, click through in the links below, and make sure to follow me on Facebook + Twitter for my annual #NationalNutritionMonth daily tip-a-thon. Happy reading + happy eating!

Cheers, Heather

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Some interesting, fun, delicious reads:

  • Each year an estimated 1.7 million children and adults in the US sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Brain Injury Awareness Month is observed each March, and is designed to not only educate about these types of injuries, but also to help reduce stigmas, empower those who have survived, and promote the many types of support available. Please consider getting involved!
  • Recipe bloggers unite their lenses to share #immigrantfoodstories.
  • Shorebirds help inspire viewers to get involved in conservation.
  • We know about training dragons. Now, more importantly, how to train a cat.
  • Putting the Sorting Hat on US presidents.
  • Which town would you visit? Colmar for me (to look for Belle and the beast, obv); Halstatt and Bled close behind.
  • This week’s pinned words of wisdom.

Recently on HGN:

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Learn about my NEW downloadable nutrition guides

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  1. Deb Hansen says:

    Love the photo of the camellia; what a gorgeous flower and the color! I enjoyed the Sorting Hat’s recommendations! I’ll have to make sure to re-read about cat training when we get another cat! Of all the places, I’d pick Bibury, England. There’s a show on PBS called “Hidden Villages” with actress Penelope Keith, about beautiful little villages in the English countryside. Love it, and love your post, Heather!

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