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…

Fifty-plussers: Fit to Work

“1-2-3, lift!” Directly across from the 19-year-old young man, bent at my knees and using proper body mechanics, I lifted my side of the heavy wooden pallet. I’ve survived 20-plus years of certified nursing assistant (CNA) work with no back/knee issues lifting, transferring and moving heavy patients either with a two-person lift or alone, so…

Woes to wins: Willpower

I don’t eat dairy – at least not when I’m wide awake. Because I’ve made a lifestyle choice to eliminate dairy from my diet, storing the ice cream sandwiches that my grandchildren love in the door of my freezer doesn’t faze me a bit. I can open up the freezer, see them in there and…