Mission Hill Health, Wellness, and Fitness Fair - annual event

Mission Hill Health, Wellness, and Fitness Fair - annual event This free annual event is for everyone, and many helpful, informative organizations will table and share their useful resources! A wonderful day to spend learning about health-supporting communities and resources and how to stay healthy.

Activities for children, teens, and adults: Pony Rides, Bounce House, raffles and workshops. Workshops and Performances

Contact the MHHM about particpating! [email protected] - 617-427-6919

Thank you to our Sponsors:
* Harvard Chan School of Public Health
* Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation

Mission Hill has about 3000-5000 college undergraduates, but mostly local residents are attracted to the eve

Activities for children, teens, and adults: Pony Rides, Bounce House, raffles and workshops. Workshops and Performances

Contact the MHHM about particpating! [email protected] - 617-427-6919

Thank you to our Sponsors:
* Harvard Chan School of Public Health
* Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation

Mission Hill has about 3000-5000 college undergraduates, but mostly local residents are attracted to the eve

Operating as usual

08/22/2020

Whether or not the Mission Hill Health, Wellness, and Fitness Fair takes place in 2020 (and how it goes on - maybe as a livecast - from where?), our health,our wellness, and our fitness remain crucial issues without OUR scope of management and improvement.

What we cannot control can be understood, and what we can manage, influence, control, and improve remains where we put our emphases.

Best wishes. We all stand around eager to encourage your wellness, your risk reductions and harm reductions, and your better long-term health outcomes (sometimes through simply refusing to do or consume or partake of what is not in one's own best interest - long-term or short-term).

Will I live a longer life?  [Will I ever find a wife?]Is the stretch a longer stretch?On our tombstones what to etch...W...
05/19/2020
FACT CHECK: Do Vegetarians Live Longer Than Meat Eaters?

Will I live a longer life?
[Will I ever find a wife?]
Is the stretch a longer stretch?
On our tombstones what to etch...
Will our bones dissolve before
We figure out what life is for?
Will this century we outlive?
In our wills, what will we give?
If the longer lives we seek
Should we diet like the meek?

While some studies have found that vegetarians have longer lifespans, the question is difficult to research and certainty on the issue remains elusive.

Boston City Council: Free MBTA public transportation services for resident seniors 75 andPetition to Boston City Council...
03/04/2020
Can you spare a minute to help Maynard Clark?

Boston City Council: Free MBTA public transportation services for resident seniors 75 and

Petition to Boston City Councilors Boston City Council
and to 11 others for
Free basic MBTA public transportation services for resident seniors 75 and over (with proper senior ID)
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Provide TOTALLY FREE basic MBTA public transportation services for resident seniors 75 and over (with proper and official senior ID)

Some Boston City Council members want to give FREE bus service to ALL Boston residents, but our proposal costs FAR less to the system AND serves a target population that (i) can use the discount AND (ii) is unlikely to use it frequently enough to become financially crippling to the MBTA system.

Please consider that:
* Boston gives 50% discount to handicapped and senior (65 and over) MBTA users.
* Pittsburgh and Philadelphia (a) do even more than Boston and (b) give FREE public transportation and more to their seniors.
* Boston could easily afford to extend FREE rides to seniors 75 and over because, without public transportation, they may use (a) the Ride and/or (b) discounted taxicab passes.
* Many argue that public transportation should be free in order to achieve urban 'green goals' and to make private driving less desirable and opportunistic. Others think that there should always 'be some skin in the game' in public services, but 75-year-old elders (a) often use fewer transportation services and (b) if they did use them more, may use less of costlier publicly-funded services (thus saving cities money).
* Many seniors use MBTA services to go to medical appointments, where there should be no further barriers to access. Often their income is very low.
* Lowell MA made their public transportation entirely free across the system, and their ridership is now up 24%. Don't forget our elders (who may really need it) during our conversation about commitments to diversity and access.
* Columbus, Ohio, gives free DOWNTOWN ACCESS to all its downtown workers (which is less expensive than building garages, so 'it pays for itself').

- Thrive alive at 75 ?
- We're glad and honor you with free MBTA services.

* Do this as quickly and graciously as possible.
* Cost is low.
* The good-will in this effort and contributions to public good will be very high at relatively low cost!

Don't create more elderly shut-ins.
Boston should be a more age-friendly city
Provide TOTALLY FREE basic MBTA services for resident seniors 75 and over (with proper and official senior ID)

The topic is being discussed throughout the region and the nation:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/14/us/free-public-transit.html
https://northendwaterfront.com/2020/01/reader-poll-should-the-mbta-buses-be-free/
https://www.wsj.com/articles/cities-waive-bus-fares-in-bid-to-boost-ridership-11579007895

A key issue is cost.

BUT this petition is for free MBTA public transportation services for (i) Boston-based senior residents (ii) 75 or over (iii) who board the train or bus inside the Boston City limits, and it does make free a cheaper service that could replace some MORE EXPENSIVE services already offered to that same demographic.

57 signatures are still needed! Boston City Council: Free MBTA public transportation services for resident seniors 75 and

01/20/2020
Today I Read

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The Amazing Dance Of Nature: Watch Plants Grow

petition to Boston City Councilors Boston City Council and 11 othersBoston gives 50% discount to handicapped and senior ...
12/29/2019
Click here to sign Maynard's petition

petition to Boston City Councilors Boston City Council and 11 others
Boston gives 50% discount to handicapped and senior (65 and over) MBTA users.
Pittsburgh and Philadelphia give FREE public transportation and more to their seniors. Boston could easily afford to extend FREE rides to seniors 75 and over because, without public transportation, they may use (a) the Ride and/or (b) discounted taxicab passes.

Thrive alive at 75 ?
We're glad and honor you with free MBTA services.

Do this as quickly and graciously as possible.
Cost is low.
Good will and public good is very high!

Don't create more shut-ins.
Boston should be a more age-friendly city

99 signatures still needed! Can you help?

Many Asians like plantmilks and enjoy the rich Asian heritage of soymilk and other plantmilk production through China an...
12/02/2019
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Many Asians like plantmilks and enjoy the rich Asian heritage of soymilk and other plantmilk production through China and the rest of Asian Pacific Rim nations.

Western soymilk and plantmilk production has ramped up considerably, and availability and variety have proliferated broadly in many markets.

Farmers stay busy growing plantmilk-ready plants even if the entire dairy industry is disrupted by the proliferation of competitively better-and-better plantmilks for drinking, cooking, and coffee creaming.

Have you signed the two (2) Boston Plantmilk petitions on Change.org?

https://www.change.org/p/massachusetts-restaurant-association-et-al-plant-milk-boston/

https://www.change.org/p/boston-city-council-plant-milk-boston/dashboard

Change.org is the world’s largest petition platform, using technology to empower more than 200 million users to create the change they want to see.

07/22/2019
Plantmilk Boston

Consider oatmilk for oneself AND as a Health Fair exhibitor!

Sales of plant-based milk alternatives, including Oatly, a Quaker Oats competitor (introduced mid-September 2018) in the dairy-free plantmilks marketing 'space' (current opportunity), have risen dramatically.
These days, a trip to the grocery store to pick up what one may call 'milk' (more a functional term than one related entirely to what Howard Lyman called 'the mammary secretions of bovines') can be a daunting task. Not only are there new spins on traditional cow’s milk — ultra-filtered? grass-fed? — but there are also a dizzying array of alternatives made from soy, rice, coconuts, almonds, cashews, h**p, peanuts, and even peas.
Now, as of last year (2018), Quaker Oats (an 'Ancien Regime' US corporation) is muscling its way into the aisle with a version based on the grain that made it famous.
In January, the company plans to bring Quaker Oat Beverage — not “milk,” perhaps because of the debate over whether the word is appropriate for nondairy drinks — to the mass market. It will use the distribution might of its parent company, PepsiCo, in hopes of claiming a big piece of a fast-growing sector.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/PlantmilkBoston/

Plantmilks are now popular - for need (dairy intolerance, etc.) for taste, for health and ethics.

Plantmilks now are affordable, and portion controlled soymilk is available.

Ziggy Marley’s Vegan Cookbook Makes List of Top 5 Must-Reads - Jamaicans.com
04/29/2019
Ziggy Marley’s Vegan Cookbook Makes List of Top 5 Must-Reads - Jamaicans.com

Ziggy Marley’s Vegan Cookbook Makes List of Top 5 Must-Reads - Jamaicans.com

It can be difficult to find vegan recipes that offer the unique flavors of black cultures, but now there is a list of the top vegan cookbooks by black authors that highlight the need for diversity in these recipes and show that vegan cuisine can appeal to everyone. High on the list is the “Ziggy ....

11:30 am - 1:30 PM https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Vegan-Meetup/events/bsggsqyzgbjb/JP Licks has (or tells us that they ha...
04/12/2019
Boston Vegan Coffee #Tweetup at JP Licks in Brigham Circle, Mission Hill

11:30 am - 1:30 PM

https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Vegan-Meetup/events/bsggsqyzgbjb/

JP Licks has (or tells us that they have) at least three (3) vegan ice creams each day - and they have soymilk (and some other plantmilks) for their ultra strong coffee. They have 'vegan ice creams' and sorbets, also!

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.P._Licks
* https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60890-d3785751-r570901149-J_P_Licks-Cambridge_Massachusetts.html

We will have a 'vegan coffee' each month (and you can buy something else, if you wish). So the cost will not become a barrier of entry, JP Licks does not require anyone to buy anything (because of their commitment to the affordable low-cost community).

Please sign in - register your intention to attend
https://www.meetup.com/Boston-Vegan-Meetup/events/bsggsqyzgbjb/

Sat, Apr 13, 2019, 11:30 AM: JP Licks has (or tells us that they have) at least three (3) vegan ice creams each day - and they have soymilk (and some other plantmilks) for their ultra strong coffee. T

Mission Hill Health Movement
03/06/2019

Mission Hill Health Movement

TONIGHT!!!!! Chinese and Spanish Translation will be available.

Arff has provided support to companion animals and their caretakers since 1985.    Barbara Bailin and Arff display impec...
12/24/2018
Arff Pet Care and At-Home Sitting in Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Arff has provided support to companion animals and their caretakers since 1985.

Barbara Bailin and Arff display impeccable discipline and broad working knowledge across animals and their breed, size, age, and circumstantial differences.

Arff offers flexible and reasonable rates for pet sitting right in the comfort and convenience of your own home, pet taxi, playgroup, field trips, brushing, meds, and more.

Complete boutique pet care are provided for your own companion animal(s) in the comfort and convenience of your own home.

[email protected]
781-888-3276
Leave your furry friends in good hands with Arff and enjoy peace of mind and happy, healthy animals when you return to them.

Arff Pet Care and At-Home Sitting Liked115 Etna Road, Dedham, Massachusetts 02026 Full repertoire of services Duration varies•Ask for custom pricing Walks, play groups, si

Vegan and vegetarian volunteers work to find GAPS in the infrastructure that impede wholescale public shifts towards tot...
12/24/2018
Vegetarian Resource Center - Making connections for plant-based diets in Woodstock, Ontario, USA

Vegan and vegetarian volunteers work to find GAPS in the infrastructure that impede wholescale public shifts towards totally plant-based diets (not merely ideal factors - or perceptions and beliefs, but also material and knowledge gaps, such as lack of breathable nonleather shoes and gelatin in film and vehicle tires, lack of supportive social structure in some areas and well-developed educational curricula for schools. Then, we strategize towards the resolution of that infrastructure gap.

Of necessity, The Vegetarian Resource Center is volunteer intensive. Vegans and vegetarians may JOIN Friends of the Vegetarian Resource Center (typically financial or strategic backers) on LInkedIn, but the Vegetarian Resource Center network on LinkedIn is for the volunteers and financial contributors themselves (not merely vegetarians who like all things vegetarian (or all things vegan).

AboutTheVegetarian Resource Center , founded in 1993 byMaynard S. Clark , innovates vegetarian culture building projects that transform vegetarian life and outreach. Its mission is 'MAKING CONNECTIONS for PL

Thanksgiving 2018: The Ultimate Make-Ahead Feast
11/10/2018
Thanksgiving 2018: The Ultimate Make-Ahead Feast

Thanksgiving 2018: The Ultimate Make-Ahead Feast

From sweet to savory, refreshing to robust, this colorful plant-based Thanksgiving feast covers all the bases, with many dishes that can be made in advance.

Fruit Art
02/16/2018

Fruit Art

Boston Vegetarian Society
10/06/2017

Boston Vegetarian Society

Sunday, Oct. 22 at the Boston Veg Food Fest
2:00 pm - Maintaining a Healthy, Happy, Thriving Family
Sid Garza-Hillman

Sid Garza-Hillman operates on the premise that health and happiness are inextricably linked, and that a family is the sum of its parts. Thus, he focuses on the individual, offering steps that will bring wellness and harmony to the person, and as a result, to the whole family. With humor and skill, he talks about the struggles and obstacles, and offers a small steps approach to making healthy living the norm in your household, even while juggling a busy work and family life. Learn communication strategies and get some fun, practical advice to help achieve the healthy family life you deserve.

Sid Garza-Hillman is the author of Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto, and Raising Healthy Parents: Small Steps, Less Stress, and a Thriving Family. He graduated from UCLA with a BA in Philosophy, and is a public speaker, podcaster and YouTuber, certified nutritionist, and Small Steps Coach–teaching people around the world his unique Small Steps approach to healthy living at smallsteppers.com. He is the Wellness Programs Director at the Stanford Inn Eco-Resort, an ultra runner, and Race Director of the Mendocino Coast 50K trail ultramarathon. Sid lives on California’s Mendocino Coast with his wife and three children, horse, dog, and two cats.

Boston Vegetarian Society
10/06/2017

Boston Vegetarian Society

Sunday, Oct. 22 at the Boston Veg Food Fest. 12 noon - Vegan Fitness for Mortals
Acclaimed athlete, trainer, and nutrition consultant Ellen Jaffe Jones will discuss how to develop basic routines for walking, running, biking, swimming, weight lifting, and yoga. She also explains how and why to incorporate warm-up and cool-down exercises into a workout, gives advice on which gadgets and gear will help improve performance, and shares important tips on how to stay injury-free. She offers additional ideas for utilizing the everyday environment—from walls to furniture—to instantly fit in exercise anywhere, anytime.

Jones overcame serious health challenges by becoming a runner and adopting a plant-based diet. She makes a powerful case for why eating plant-based can augment the benefits of exercise and help prevent exercise-related injuries.

Ellen is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Running Coach, a marathon runner, a nationally ranked sprinter, and a vegan cooking instructor. She is the author of Vegan Fitness for Mortals, Vegan for One, Paleo Vegan, Kitchen Divided, and the classic Vegan on $4 a Day.

Ellen has a background as a TV investigative reporter, anchor and producer for 18 years in Miami and St. Louis, winning two Emmys and the National Press Club First-Place Award for Consumer Journalism. She was a Wall Street investment consultant at Smith Barney for five years, specializing in socially responsible investing.

Boston Vegetarian Society
10/06/2017

Boston Vegetarian Society

Presenting another speaker for the Boston Veg Food Fest -- Saturday, Oct. 21, at 12:30 pm. What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins
Jonathan Balcombe, PhD

Arguably the least understood, and certainly the most exploited vertebrates on Earth, fishes have been predominantly viewed by us in two contexts: as a source of food, and as a source of recreation. It is as if they didn’t have lives of their own! Modern science shows otherwise. Combining science and story-telling, this presentation explores startling discoveries of fishes’ colorful lives that will raise eyebrows and drop more than a few jaws. In this companion to Balcombe’s latest book, the New York Times bestseller What a Fish Knows, you will learn how fishes experience pain and pleasure, can use tools and create mental maps, recognize individuals (including humans), deceive others, plan, keep accounts, parent, woo, collaborate, communicate with gestures, problem-solve, and show virtue.

Jonathan Balcombe is a biologist and author, with a PhD in ethology (animal behavior) from the University of Tennessee, where he studied communication in bats. He has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters ranging from turtle nesting behavior to the ethics of animal dissection. His book Pleasurable Kingdom is the first in-depth examination of animals’ capacity to enjoy life, followed by his books Second Nature, The Exultant Ark, and What a Fish Knows. Balcombe is Director for Animal Sentience with The Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy, based in Washington, DC. He is a founding editor of Animal Sentience, the first scholarly journal of animal feeling. He has appeared on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, BBC, National Geographic Channel, several documentaries, and his ideas have been in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Nature, and other publications. Jonathan comes to us from Florida.

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