BLOG: Health

  • A Sea Change Beyond New Year’s Resolutions!

    365 days is a long time! Or it can pass in the blink of an eye, depending on your point of view. It is long enough to test out new points of view, behaviors, relationships, places to live, jobs, beliefs, attitudes. And to make dramatic shifts in our lives. But just how do we do […]

  • Take a Load Off: The Joy of Ultra-Light Backpacking

    I don’t think the word “hiking” ever entered into my vocabulary, even in my teenage and college years, much less “backpacking.” I am eternally grateful to my boyfriend in 1970, when I was 22, who turned me on to that wonderful sport. I got hooked then and still am! Hanging out in nature’s paradise amidst […]

  • How to Make The Most of Your Surgery! Tips for success.

      Believe me, surgery is best avoided whenever possible! But that is not always the case—even with a super healthy diet, a great exercise program, and the best of genes. I made it through the first fifty years of my life surgery-free, which is probably luckier than most. But since that time I’ve had my […]

  • When the going gets tough, take care of yourself!

      Whether you are a burned out parent of a special-needs or particularly challenging child, a caregiver of elderly or infirm family members, a full-time parent, a parent juggling work and home, a giver in your community trying to care for refugees, the homeless, or the hungry,   REMEMBER:   You can only do so […]

  • Healthy, Happy and Whole: Pump Iron to Beat Heart Disease and Diabetes

    About 9% of Americans lift weights. You would think that number was much higher if you peeked in the door of our room-packed Body Pump class. You have probably heard of Metabolic Syndrome—a cluster of factors linked to heart disease and diabetes. Those with at least 3 out of 5 risk factors (waist measurement of […]

  • Boost Your Homeopathy with this delicious Smoothie!

      Boost Your Homeopathy with My Secret Recipe for the World’s Healthiest, Yummiest Smoothie! A Smoothie a Day Keeps Illness Away My favorite morning meal used to be a two eggs and a toasted whole-grain seed bagel with Earth Balance spread, reduced fat cream cheese, a slice each of red onion and tomato, and some Trader […]

  • Say “No!” to High-Fructose Corn Syrup

    Even if you are not a committed food label reader, start NOW to avoid jeopardizing your health with High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)! This ubiquitous and dangerous ingredient was the brainchild of the corn industry, introduced in the 1950s as a way to deal with farmers’ corn surpluses. It hit commercial the market in the late […]