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Courtney Armstrong is a Registered Dietitian and experienced nutrition counselor. For more information, contact Courtney at my.simply.nutrition@gmail.com.
One of our readers submitted this question, which we posed to local nutritionist, Courtney Armstrong. QUESTION: “My child struggles a bit with his weight. I want to help, but don’t want him to feel as though I am criticizing him. What can I do?” ANSWER: Addressing pediatric weight concerns...
Suzanne Detar, Publisher Our yearly summer reading edition is one of my favorite issues of each year. As an avid reader, I always enjoy learning what others are reading as I’m always looking for something to motivate and inspire me. And the book suggestions shared by members of our community...
“A lot of people think that they’re not good learners . . . but often times they’re not using effective practice.” - Mikey Garcia, UCLA Bjork Learning and Forgetting Lab Learning a new skill? We may be able to save you some time. A wealth of fresh research confirms that the old familiar methods –...
Bishop England to celebrate 20 years on Daniel Island Next school year will be our 20th year on Daniel Island. The move from downtown Charleston brought many new opportunities and partnerships. The new campus allowed for improved and dedicated sports facilities for our award winning athletic...
Have you ever wondered why you and your spouse keep having the same fight, over and over? Psychologist Leon Seltzer, in a piece for Psychology Today, cites three reasons that this keeps happening: 1. Unconscious patterns you’ve learned as a child, watching your parents fight; 2. Using anger to...
Please clean up after your pets! During a recent visit from two passing friends from New Jersey, my wife and I took them on a morning stroll around Smythe Park and the lake. They loved the surroundings and in fact were very impressed by our entire island. Though nothing was said by them I could not...
The doctors said there was nothing more that could be done beyond very extraordinary measures. After a series of physical setbacks, his frail body was shutting down in the summer of his eighty-seventh year. His desire was for no further treatments and, hard as it was, the family was now asked to...
DANIEL ISLAND RESIDENT PENS POEM ABOUT HER NEW COMMUNITY Today’s Reflections Cobblestone walkways, in intricate patterns, reaching out under my feet Old live oaks, dripping with moss overhead Planters, popping with vivid blooms at every door Fountains, overflowing and begging children to come and...
Play catch with your kids. And Barbies. And Legos. And tag. Dance in the kitchen with them. Mix the cookie dough. Shoot hoops in the driveway. Play cards. Go fishing. Jam to Guitar Hero. I can remember from when I was a kid that I lived for when my dad would throw the baseball with me. It felt so...
READER WANTS ROUNDABOUT QUESTIONS ANSWERED In some of the quoted material in the article published this past week concerning the meeting on the roundabout on May 25, there were too many inaccuracies and hyperbole to ignore. Berkeley County Councilman Josh Whitley continues to insist that after...

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