Americans like to think big, but that may sometimes get in the way of recognizing the positive effects of taking smaller bites. In our cover story "Starting from Scratch," a nutrition educator encourages families not to get too caught up in revolutionizing their entire diets when working on eating healthy. Instead, just try to do some small thing each day — she recommends maybe adding a glass of milk to a meal. Nothing earth-shaking, no real trauma to your way of life.
Similarly, while you may not be ready to go off the grid and have a negligible human footprint, why not use your purchasing power to help a local business that's trying to make a difference, like those featured in our "A Healthy Bottom Line" story? Maybe you can't go green all day every day, but what about starting with once a month? Before long, little changes just may add up to significant results.
Unfortunately, that also can apply to acquiring negative habits, such as getting a little too breezy about regularly consuming alcohol. I'll be interested to hear your take on Linda Hagen Miller's thought-provoking story, "Rethinking Drinking." As always, you can reach me at email@example.com.
To your health!