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…

Simple Ways to Produce Healthy Habits

If getting your kids to embrace healthy eating habits feels like a constant uphill battle, take heart in knowing you’re not alone. However, modeling smart choices in the kitchen and at the grocery store may be just the nudge your kids need. One of the biggest hurdles many families face when it comes to healthier…

A Colorful, Crunchy Salad

As days get longer and the weather gets warmer, take your meal outdoors for some tasty al fresco dining featuring a fresh and easy-to-prepare salad. With minimal ingredients and maximum flavor, this combination of radicchio, California green ripe olives, chickpeas and Parmesan is sure to find its way into your seasonal meal occasions, from at-home…

Relax

Soooo, my sister bought me a gift certificate to MassageLuXe for my birthday.  That was in April.  While it’s one of my favorite stops, I haven’t booked my appointment yet.  Yes, I know… I need to get out  more often.  Trust me, I’m working on it. If you’ve ever had a great massage then you know…

My Bucket List Keeps Growing!

I thought a bucket list was to be reserved solely for unique or once-in-a-lifetime experiences.  I started my list a few years ago, but lately I’ve noticed that it keeps growing!  The latest addition is my desire to take guitar lessons. I’d love to entertain a standing room only crowd mesmerized by my musical ability.  I started playing the clarinet in elementary…