Thanksgiving 2017 is in the books, and it’s officially December 1st – the “most wonderful time of the year,” or so they say, is here again! It kind of feels like a (nearly) two month-long holiday hurricane, though, doesn’t it?
How do you feel about it? Is it indeed “wonderful,” or does your holiday routine leave you feeling like you’ve been run over by the holiday bus?
Read on for my take on surviving the holidays… Continue reading Don’t Just “Manage” Holiday Stress – Rethink It!
Hello! Please allow me to apologize for what was, literally, a two-month hiatus. I can’t believe it’s been so long, but time flies when you’ve got some major life events going down! At the end of July, we said an exceptionally tough goodbye to our furry friend of eight years, our Chihuahua named Fajita. From that point, we went right into the planning/execution of a … Continue reading What I Learned From Plastic-Free July (A Belated, But Valuable, Recap!)
You know, I’ve got nothin’ but love for other health/wellness bloggers out there in the community, fighting the good fight. We’re all united in the same purpose – we love helping people through our blogs. The key though, is help, not harm – or mislead. It’s absolutely mind-boggling how many varying opinions and viewpoints there are in the nutrition world. Sure, I don’t always agree … Continue reading Social Media: Spawning Ground for Sketchy Diet Advice
Last week, I published the first half of my discussion about National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Pink Ribbon Problem, Part 1: “Pinkwashing” the Truth. Please check it out, if you haven’t already, since understanding both the history and the current forces at work helps paint the complete “pink” picture. Note: There was an issue with that post back-dating from Oct. 1st (the actual publish date) to … Continue reading Pink Ribbon Problem, Part 2: Protect Yourself & Pink Wisely!
Welcome to October, everyone! Or, shall I say, Pinktober? Before I begin, I want to show love and respect for the millions of brave women (and men!) fighting breast cancer as I write this. The strength and courage of cancer patients and survivors is nothing short of remarkable, and it makes me so angry that this disease rips apart people’s lives indiscriminately, like a hurricane. … Continue reading Pink Ribbon Problem, Part 1: “Pinkwashing” the Truth
As kids, we all get the same lesson: always tell the truth. We enter society, however, and quickly realize that honesty often has terms, conditions, and fine print. The topic of lying to others (whether of the Little White variety or otherwise) is back burner to a bigger question in my mind, though – why do we lie to ourselves? Mahatma Gandhi tells us, “Happiness … Continue reading You + Truth = Self-Honesty
I’m fully aware that I risk kicking the hornet’s nest with this topic, probably more than anything I’ve ever published here on my site. I certainly don’t intend to stir the pot, though I realize this topic evokes lots of strong emotions, and not everyone will agree with my views. But you know what? That’s okay. So many of us live our lives continuously seeking … Continue reading Omnivore, Vegetarian, Vegan and the Gray Area In Between
Dearest readers, I know my blogs usually err on the “meatier” side of writing, with a lot of research and information that I jam-pack into each one. But, you know what? This one’s going to be a little different. No documents. No data. Think about how much we change as people throughout the course of our lives. On the inside, the unique cocktail of emotions, … Continue reading Evolution of YOU: Seeking (and Loving) the Best You Possible!
If you’ve read any of my prior posts (or know me personally) you know that I’m pretty darn passionate about eating and living healthy. No surprise, I love discussing it with any willing participants, online or otherwise – friends, family, fellow shoppers at the grocery store, whatever! Time and time again, though, one concern repeatedly comes up as a limiting factor for eating healthy (especially if … Continue reading Healthy Body, Healthy Bank Account: Eating Well Without Spending a Fortune
You know, it seems these days that almost nothing escapes being a hot-button issue. Especially in Health & Wellness Land. No matter what you do, someone out there has got a loud opinion about it. So here’s the scoop: we’ve stopped buying cows’ milk. Cue the dramatic music. No, we’re not going vegan. Not that there’s anything wrong with going vegan, of course, but that’s … Continue reading Ditching Dairy: Going Nuts Instead!