“It helps to be a little deaf ….”

My first experience with this advice started off as a peaceful Lyft ride to work at 5:30 in the a.m. – until I asked the driver to please make a left turn instead of a right. “Why?” he asked. My response: “I’m more comfortable going in this direction – and it’s a more direct route…

Pace Your Life for Peace

“Words are powerful motivators. They can either motivate you to strengthen your resolve, pull up your big-girl undies and move forward; or they can slow you toward inertia where you don’t want to do anything at all.”

Take a Risk! Live Your Best Life

I tip-toed across a layer of ice and snow toward the unprotected edge while my tour mates stared in disbelief. I’d just turned 58 and this first-time trip to the Grand Canyon was my birthday present to myself and I wanted to make the most of it. As I neared the edge where there was…

You CAN eat healthier! Avoid these 3 mistakes

This time last year, the month of June seduced us with her warm, inviting temperatures to head outdoors – worry-free – for large gatherings, vacation travel, and other fun-in-the-sun activities. This year we’ll try to enjoy our summertime fun under a heavy cloud of caution while still adhering to state-mandated six-feet guidelines, and accessorizing our…

No food guilt; just start again tomorrow

BREAKFAST KALE: I love kale. But this isn’t a kale post – it’s a NO FOOD GUILT post. Nutrition-wise, yesterday Wednesday, April 29th sucked for me. I worked an eight-hour hospital night shift the night before, (11p to 7:30 a.m.), didn’t take any food from home with me (no meal prep), and had to go…

EZ Cheesy veggie-based sauce

Do you love cheesy as much as I love cheesy? I’ll melt cheese on just about anything. ( Right now, it’s 12:30 a.m. and I’m craving cheesy grits in the morning.) In the eight years that I’ve been dairy-free, I’ve tried various brand-name processed cheeses – Chao is my hands-down, melty, delectable favorite – but…