Monday’s Health: May is National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month.  This is an important observance because stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of severe disability.  Approximately 60% of people who die from stroke are women, and women tend to have worse functional outcomes after experiencing a stroke. Living a healthy lifestyle (e.g., being physically active,…

Gratitude and a Pedicure

I awoke today in a funk.  No real reason…. I just wasn’t feeling Wednesday.  Determined not to stay in a stank cloud, I pulled the trigger on the mental exercise that always brings me back to my center.  I started reciting aloud 10 things for which I’m grateful. (Yes, of course there’s so much more, but this…

Monday’s Health: Everytable – Making Healthy Food a Reality for All

I’ve interviewed many people over the years and covered numerous events. One of  my favorite stories so far this year is an interview I did with  Sarah Harris, a spokesperson for  Everytable. You can read the interview here.   You can find out more about Everytable here. I love the Everytable mission and concept for so many reasons.  Access to…

Protect Your Beauty with Sunscreen

Hello! Did you see today’s news about sunscreens?  If you missed the story you can find it here. This is an important one especially for all my sun worshippers out there. Consumer Reports released their list of top sunscreens today and their top pick is the La Roche Posay Anthelios Melt-In Sunscreen Milk SPF 60,…

Monday’s Health: PE – Are you at risk?

In March 2012, I was knocking at death’s door and didn’t know it.  The diagnosis:  Pulmonary Embolism.  I had blood clots in both my lungs and legs.  The cause:  long-term oral contraceptive use. Seriously!  I had taken birth control since I was 19-years-old.  I liked having may periods regulated.  I knew the risk factors – or so…

Credit Card Debt is from the Devil – Part I

Let me tell you, there is nothing cute about credit card debt.  I’m not joking when I say it’s from the Devil. It’s true.  In case you need proof, here’s something to meditate on: “Owe no man anything, but to love one another, for he that love another hath fulfilled the law.”   – Romans 13:8 Spiritual…

Sweet Spring Desserts

If you’re a fan of cute, creamy  desserts, here’s a couple simple  recipes compliments of LuckyLeaf.com.   Give’em a try! Sweet Spring Desserts When the scent of fresh blooms begins to fill the air, it’s a sure sign that spring has sprung. It’s the perfect time of year to gather loved ones for a leisurely meal, then linger over…