! HEALTHY PUMPKIN PIE PUDDING !

Our raw pumpkin pie recipe is the perfect pumpkin dessert you need this season. With no added sugar you can feel good about eating this healthy sweet dessert!

Ingredients

• 2 cups pumpkin, peeled

and diced (small pumpkins

are best)

• 5 tablespoons coconut milk

• 1 teaspoon cinnamon

• ½ teaspoon pumpkin spice

• 1 teaspoon vanilla

• ¾ cup dates, pitted

• 4 tablespoons coconut oil,

melted

Directions

1. In a food processor, combine pumpkin, milk,

spices, and vanilla. Blend thoroughly.

2. Add dates and blend until smooth.

3. Add coconut oil last, once the mixture is warmed

from blending.

4. Put into small bowls and chill for about 6 hours.

5. Enjoy!

How starting a Life Journal can benefit You

1. Writing Down Experiences Preserves Them

As we get older, sometimes we begin to forget old memories and stories, by writing them down we can preserve them and keep them safe on paper.Additionally, writing them down will help you remember each event and recall memories you may not have thought of for some time. You can also share these stories with family and friends who can also preserve your memories over time.


2. Journaling can relieve Stress 

The act of writing can be therapeutic by exercising your mind and body; you can ease stress and tension built throughout the day. Try transferring all your Stress and worries onto paper and talk to someone about your journal if you still feel any stress in your daily life.


3. Exercising your Brain and improving motor skills

By writing every day, you can improve motor skills and cognitive function. By thinking about what you're going to write your brain is exercising and getting stronger.


4. It Boosts Creativity

A journal doesn't have to be about your day-to-day actions and essential thoughts. It can be used for creative writing such as poetry, to compile photos, to write down recipes you've invented, to keep track of your favorite sports teams' wins and losses … whatever you want. It can serve as your creative outlet, and once you get going, you never know what will happen.


5.A Gratitude Journal 

Writing a journal can be very gratifying or can be used to share your gratitude towards others.

 Make sure to read over your journal entries and see all the

 wonderful work you have created!



Reference :Waltwood retirement living https://www.waltonwood.com/blog/7-ways-keeping-a-journal-benefits-seniors

Happy Healthy Aging Month

To help celebrate this years Healthy Aging Month, I have provided 5 easy tips anyone can follow to promote a healthy and happy life!

 Healthy Aging Tips

1. Stay Connected

Go out with friends and family and do activities that you enjoy.

2. Be Positive

Distance yourself from negativity and negative people, be more positive in life and smile more.

3. Get More Sleep

Make sure to get the recommended amount of sleep which is 7-8 hours a night. Also, feel free to take naps during the day to get a boost of energy.

4. Be Active

Exercise can improve mobility, muscle strength, and bone health. Stay motivated by finding a great work-out buddy or fitness club that meets your needs.

5. Volunteer

Volunteer your time and give back to your community by volunteering your talent and time to those most in need.

For more healthy aging information and news read our September Newsletter found under our Healthy Aging Newsletter tab 

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