Making Mealtimes Rock!

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Don’t underestimate the family meals.

So many families, with the rush of scheduling, are not getting the full bang for their buck at mealtime.

Eating together is about more than just eating together.

Here are a few things that you can implement this week to make family mealtimes more meaningful and maybe even a little fun!

  • Schedule days during the week that you will sit down together at the table to eat. You may have to adjust the times from your norm, but that’s ok.
  • No phones at the table. Period. None – not even yours – and no getting up to answer the phone either, please and thank you.
  • Plan conversation starters that allow for discussion and discourage yes or no answers. Can’t think of any? That’s ok, that’s why they invented google. Print out a bunch of ideas and start talking!

You may be surprised what you learn, how much longer people linger at the table and you will wonder why you didn’t start this sooner. You may be started a legacy that passes down through the generations!

Here are some link with ideas to get you started:

http://thefamilydinnerproject.org/conversation-2/conversation-starters/

http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2013/03/50-family-dinner-conversation-starters.html

http://www.everydayfamily.com/blog/20-dinner-table-conversation-starters/

and for dinner parties, here are some more ideas…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carla-mcdonald-/10-nofail-dinner-party-co_b_5611000.html

Valueing your mealtimes – it’s just one more way you can live Your Life, Unlimited!
Whatever food you make, make it with love and laughter and it will better! So says Janet Podleski co-star of Eat, Shrink and be Merry. On Your Life, Unlimited radio this week she shared her inspiring story of belief and grit. Janet told us some things you don’t hear about on their TV show about the history of their famous Looneyspoons legacy.

Joining us this week was Interpersonal Wellness Coach Joyce Odidison , who had many of her own insights to share.

Enjoy the whole show here…


Stephanie Staples, CSP* is the author of When Enlightening Strikes – Creating a Mindset for Uncommon Success, an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, and the recipient of the 2014 Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur Award for Contributions to Community. Stephanie empowers audiences & clients across North America to bring their ‘A’ game to work and to life. Stephanie has a special interest in working with and empowering nurses and healthcare providers. She happily calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home. You can get loads of complimentary resources to help with issues such as work/life balance, wellness, stress management and happiness in general, as well as find out more information about her coaching and speaking services at http://www.YourLifeUnlimited.ca.

* Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), conferred by the National Speakers Association is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform proficiency. Less than 10 percent of speakers have earned this credential and are recognized as some of the best in their fields. Stephanie was one of only five professional speakers in Canada (and the only woman) to attain this designation in 2013.

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