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Staying Healthy in Tough Times

As we adjust to a new reality it is a great time to evaluate what is most precious to you, health, family, and community. Here are a few things that have helped our family in the past couple of weeks. Some helpful articles, a great recipe from our Soup Maven Ms. Viv, and even some words of encouragement from a fuzzy face. Be sure to follow us on Facebook or sign-up to receive our newsletters for more. Check out our blogs for more great articles on creating your best life, no matter what gets thrown your way. We wish you all the best and are looking forward to being there to serve you when this is behind us. Stay healthy, stay sane!

Yours in Good Health,

The Team at EMB

Ms. Viv's Healing Ginger soup

This soup is simple, delicious and is a quick way to help boost both your immune system (ginger and mushrooms both support immune response).

Ingredients: 4c Chicken stock (can use vegetable stock to make it vegan) 4-5 Thick slices of ginger 1c Sliced mushrooms 1c Spinach leaves chopped 1 Green onion sliced thin Directions: 1. Bring stock to a boil add the ginger and simmer 30 mins (We like a strong ginger flavor, adjust to your family’s tastes). You can strain out the ginger pieces here, but we usually leave them in.

2. Add the sliced mushrooms and let cook for 2-3 mins.

3. Stir in the chopped spinach, season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Garnish with the green onion (and a good squeeze of lemon juice) and serve very hot.


A University of Virginia researcher who studies the protective effects of exercise said Wednesday that endurance exercises — running, brisk walking, swimming, jumping — prompt our muscles to make an antioxidant that travels through the blood to our hearts, lungs and kidneys.It then binds to organs, awaiting intruders. “I use an analogy they are like a Patriot missile stationed somewhere, waiting to defend,” said Zhen Yan, a professor in UVa’s departments of medicine, pharmacology, and molecular physiology and biological physics.

“Exercise capacity is inversely related with all kinds of mortality. So if you can exercise better, run faster, jump higher, lift more weight, you are less likely to die. That is the best predictor for mortality, including, I think, COVID-19,” he said. You can read the full article here


Check out the 10 exercises you can do for ultimate fitness. Combine them into a routine for a workout that’s simple but powerful and sure to keep you in shape for the rest of your life.

After 30 days — although you can also do them just twice a week — you should see improvements in your muscular strength, endurance, and balance. See the routine demonstrated here.

Self care is more than just physical, read our blog for more self-care habits.


The current advice on what homemade face coverings do, how to wear them and how they can and can't help you prevent COVID-19. This article is intended to be a resource to help you understand the current situation as presented by the CDC.


Bo reminds you; It's not what we have in life, but who we have in our lives that matters.


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