Discipline is Freedom

Fall is always a time when I feel energized. I’m not sure if it’s conditioning from childhood – back to school time – or the cooler, crisper days, but I always feel inspired and ready for new ideas and projects at this time of year.  With that in mind, the Read more…

Clean Eating

More and more people are making the shift to eating healthier, unprocessed, whole foods.  Farm-to-table restaurants, which emphasize locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, are gaining in popularity.  Processed foods a/k/a convenience foods often contain excessive amounts of sugar, fat and/or sodium, and consuming these foods regularly can lead to health problems Read more…

Summer Checklist

I received an email recently with an apology for a late reply, saying “Summer should NOT be so busy.”   Wow, I agree!  Summer is traditionally a time to slow down, and let go of some of the busyness that occupies us at other times of the year.  The idea of Read more…

Things I’ve Learned: Part II

You can’t build a house without a solid foundation. A proper house foundation does more than just hold the house above ground. It keeps out the elements, and keeps the entire structure strong against whatever might come its way.  It’s built to last.  I’ve found the same to be true Read more…

Sun Care for All Seasons

Research shows that most skin cancers are related to sun exposure. Even with increased education and increased sunscreen use by the general public, skin cancer rates continue to rise.   According to a May, 2013, article in the New York Times, melanoma diagnoses have risen nearly 2 percent a year since Read more…

The Best Way to Strong Bones

Did you know that over 28 million Americans suffer from bone loss? Or that more women die from complications of osteoporotic bone fractures than die from breast cancer each year? Women are particularly susceptible to bone loss, which can begin as early as age 35. And while women are at Read more…