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…

3 steps to erase self-limiting beliefs

I’d need more than ten fingers to count the number of times someone has told me that they love cheese too much to give up dairy. Actually, shhhh, quiet as it’s kept, I told myself those same words before I became a vegan (and gave up dairy cheese). Now, I’m not a vegan anymore BUT…