Where to Find Calcium.

Calcium is a mineral that is a vital part of bones and teeth. The heart, nerves and blood clotting systems also require calcium to work.  Women are often told the are especially prone to calcium deficiency.  You can find calcium in white beans, figs, sardines with bone in, salmon with bone in, bok choy, kale, […]

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A Word about Autumn

Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower. -Albert Camus

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Banned Books Week

The week of September 24th is Banned Book Week.  According to the website http://www.bannedbooksweek.org “there was a 17% increase in the number of banned book complaints in 2016.  According to the article “2017 Banned Books Week Celebrate Our Right to Read”, most banned book complaints go unreported.  Join readers, book publishers, authors, journalist, rights activists, […]

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It’s Banned Book Week!

September 24th through September 30th is banned book week.  Celebrate one of your greatest freedoms, the freedom to learn, by reading one of the most banned books in the United States.  Then ask yourself if it really deserved the objections or not.  Would you ask it to be banned? The Great Gatsby The Catcher in […]

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How to Prepare for a Disaster.

I know what your thinking.  A disaster Christine, really? That’s a bit dramatic isn’t it?  I remember when the calendar year turned to 2000.  All computers were supposed to crash, people’s money would be wiped out in an instance.  Society was to devolve into chaos.  At least that is what my parents told me. They […]

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Manners 4 kids to know

You always hear it on the radio or read it on the internet.  Kids today have no manners! Do they really?  What manners do kids need to know today?  In the last 20 years society has changed so much.  What do we need for manners?  How do they apply to today’s fast-paced and current lifestyle?  […]

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Ten Basic Ideas of Self Care

  Stress is so common in everyday life.  We always try to do “one more thing” before we turn in for the night.  We do know however, that being under constant strain is not good for our psyche, body or relationships.  When was the last time you took a day for yourself?  Not a day […]

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Hello…

  Greetings readers!  Hello, and welcome to my blog The Northern Star, a lifestyle blog.   You can also find me on Pinterest under: The Northern Star by Christine and Instagram under: thenorthernstar_ck. I’m offering quick information to help improve your life, along with more meaty articles to think about.  I will try a Pinterest recipe […]

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