Kelly Law Offices December 2018

3 Ways to Use Leftover Candy During the Oh-So-Sweet Holiday Season

SERVICE HIGHLIGHT How You Can Keep Up With Your Favorite Hobby After an Accident GET BACK ON THE BIKE Bake with it. Whether you have an excess of candy corn or candy bars, you can bake with your sweet leftovers. The next time you make chocolate chip cookies, swap out the chocolate chips for candy corn. Or the next time you make brownies, chop up leftover candy bars and add them to the batter. From peanut butter cups to Motorcycle accidents can be debilitating; patching up your body and your bike can be stressful and tiresome. It’s great to want to ride again, but getting to that point might be a tricky task. Sometimes we get a little too much of the sweet stuff. Between Halloween and New Year’s Day, candy is everywhere. It’s at home, at work, and on store shelves. Then, as the year comes to an end, many people start thinking about eating right and losing weight. When those are your New Year’s resolutions, you have to do something about all the leftover candy so it’s not around come Jan. 1. Donate it. While you may have an abundance of sweets, not everyone does. Consider donating wrapped and packaged candy to your local food bank or other nonprofits, including local homeless or women’s shelters. You can also look into donating candy to nearby schools. Many teachers will gladly take candy off your hands to reward students (or themselves) with treats throughout the rest of the school year. Here are a few ways to get rid of your leftover candy ASAP.

mint patties, there are so many different types of candies that can take traditional baked goods to the next level. Store it. Although not great for you, candy is fine to eat in moderation. A good way to moderate your holiday treat intake is to store your leftover sweets in the freezer. That way, you can pull a little from your supply each month to make sure you aren’t overdoing it. That said, be sure to check the expiration dates on all candy you save.

Once you feel physically capable of riding again, take your time. Spend a few rides as a passenger, or practice in an empty parking lot. Take your early solo rides carefully, and have some buddies join you for extra safety and support. Practice will help you build your confidence. Just as it’s important to take care of your physical health after an accident, your mental health could use some TLC as well. Even in a small accident, riders can develop PTSD symptoms, such as nightmares, fear of the location where the accident happened, and

traumatizing flashbacks. If you think you have PTSD or other problems with your mental health following a motorcycle accident, professional help may be able to ease your fears and get you back on the bike. Contact your doctor, local medical professionals, or your local riding club for help finding resources. Getting back on your motorcycle is never easy, so allow yourself time to heal and practice, and surround yourself with a supportive group. If you’re struggling after a motorcycle accident, our experienced lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve.

The first step is to make sure your body is fully healed. Even if you feel well enough for your everyday tasks, use caution before riding again. You’re going to have to regain the muscle memory and capabilities you acquired when you initially began riding. If you’re nervous about your skills as an operator, look for a local class or talk to an educator about techniques to refresh your memory.


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