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Old-Folk Wisdom: Christmas at the Farm

by LIVING HEALTHon December 1, 2016
This is how Christmas was celebrated before industrialization At the end of the year, Christmas is always a good opportunity to: gather the family, get the conversation up to date forgive past mistakes create new challenges and above all express gratitude and love one for another. This is exactly how it was at my grandparents’ farm. Rustic […]

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Old-Folk Wisdom: Memories That Are Good for the Heart

by LIVING HEALTHon November 2, 2016
Memories That Are Good for the Heart Heart disease is the number one health issue in many countries. Some attribute it to poor nutrition, others to stress, or even a combination of both. There are many things that are bad for the heart, but there are also many things that are good. One of them is […]

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“Old-Folk” Wisdom: Artisan Cheese and Cheese Bread

by LIVING HEALTHon September 26, 2016
“Since childhood I have been in love with the Brazilian folk culture of Minas Gerais: the greengrocers selling cornbread, squished cookies, maze porridge with thin slices of fresh, white artisan cheese, pão-de-queijo (cheese bread), with the smell of the jungle and the mountains, especially Canastra Sierra.”—Nívia Gomes. The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais is famous for its […]

“Old-Folk” Wisdom: Life at the Farm by Nívia Gomes

by LIVING HEALTHon September 12, 2016
Nívia Gomes Takes You on a Journey to her Old Farm in Minas Gerais There is a Brazilian song that starts with the sentence: “Today, I woke up missing you…” and it’s true! How wonderful it is to bring to mind the pleasant memories of the past. So many things have changed… I remember my childhood, […]