The Time I Stopped Loving Myself

The Time I Stopped Loving Myself

The Time I Stopped Loving Myself There was a time I loved myself. There was a time I just lived being whomever I wanted to be. And I could be anything. There was a time when words couldn’t stop me,...
Should I be taking Folic Acid or Folate?

Should I be taking Folic Acid or Folate?

Should I be taking Folic Acid or Folate? During my pregnancies, I became very aware of the need for Folic Acid in my diet. But recent news stories have shared a warning - stay away from Folic Acid! What?! Folic Acid is...
5 Ways to Live Forever

5 Ways to Live Forever

5 Ways to Live Forever A rare and wonderful man left this world recently - my grandfather (papa). In his 86 years, Papa experienced a rather “basic life”; but one that touched many people. Clearly, he did not live forever,...
Use honey, or propolis, to fight that cough!

Use honey, or propolis, to fight that cough!

Use honey, or propolis, to fight that cough! Ahhhhh, it's cold season...and I don't mean winter....I mean the sniffles and sneezes. My youngest son recently endured a month-long relationship with our tissue box before undergoing a tonsillectomy. Poor guy! And...
You can have your cake, and eat it too!

You can have your cake, and eat it too!

You can have your cake, and eat it too! Hello holidays! Hello cakes, cookies, cocoas, cheeseballs and all the yummy sugary, fatty treats that you can imagine. This time of year, I actually crave peppermint mochas; such an odd and...
Cranberries! Not just for Sauce

Cranberries! Not just for Sauce

Cranberries! Not just for Sauce Sometimes, I have the most random thoughts while grocery shopping. The most recent? - Why can I only get fresh cranberries around Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I can get cranberry juice year-round? Don't worry, I...
Get to know your IT Band

Get to know your IT Band

Get to know your IT Band No this isn't your computer co-worker joining his friends in his garage to jam. HA! Your IT Band is your Iliotibial Band. It is not a muscle but rather a deep fascial layer. This connective tissue...
Fiber! Eat a Varied Diet.

Fiber! Eat a Varied Diet.

Fiber! Eat a Varied Diet. Fall is an excellent time to get to know pumpkins which I learned are an excellent source of fiber - Insoluble Fiber, that is. Did you know there are different kinds of fiber? Most of us...
Yay for Apples! Back to basics.

Yay for Apples! Back to basics.

Yay for Apples! Back to basics. I adore Autumn. It is easily my favorite time of year. What's not to love - the leaves changing colors, the harvest from our garden, the cooler temps, and of course, the abundance of...
Is your smartphone a pain in the neck?

Is your smartphone a pain in the neck?

Is your smartphone a pain in the neck? Did you know, that for every inch you hold your head forward, you add ten pounds of pressure on your spine? This little factoid blew my mind when I first read the...