It's no secret that summertime is my all time favorite time of year. And during the summer, this very week is always even better. This week has been a beach week for my family for as long as I can remember. We have always loved celebrating the 4th of July. So, I know there are lots of you out … Read more about How to Enjoy Your Vacation Without Beating Yourself Up
I spend quite a bit of time in our kitchen. Prepping foods and preparing meals is just something I've always done. I didn't grow up cooking but was basically initiated by fire when I got married. Growing up we ate 99% of our meals at home and good, home-cooked meals were a staple. It would never … Read more about 7 Kitchen Loves
Are you ready to dive into summer with and take on your goals? Here is your chance to make THIS summer count! Register for my Better & Beyond Program beginning June 4! Registration closes TOMORROW! Do you want to learn healthy ways to feed your body? Tighten your nutrition? Try some … Read more about Are you Ready to Dive in June 4?
Summer is Here!! Memorial Day weekend is the official kick-off to summer - and a big celebration weekend for lots of folks. It's a wonderful long weekend spent around the pool, lake, beach, barbecues, and parties. This always means lots of food around. Lots of options for not so great choices, … Read more about Memorial Day Made Easy!
I have shared in this space before that I have Meniere's Disease. This is an autoimmune disease that affects the ear and can cause ringing or tinitus in the ear or ears, vertigo, and hearing loss. You can read more of my experience with these things here, here and here. About a year ago I … Read more about Make Yourself a Job . . . an audio update
It is the weekend. Those glorious two days we all love! I know your focus is likely on the Royal Wedding, but I figure you still have to eat, right? I talk here about how I follow the 80/20 rule, eating clean 80% of the time and leaving room of 20% to enjoy life. Food is a great part of life and … Read more about Weekend Eats!
Today I want to talk to you about something or someone really important. You. It is April now - actually the end of April. By now I am fairly sure most, if not all, of your excitement, inspiration and planning about how you were going to make and uphold some wonderful, fun and healthy goals for … Read more about Stop Canceling on Yourself
I love being inspired by people and things. I think it is a great gift coming from folks who might not even know the impact they are having on those around them. It is only noon but I have already been inspired by those around me and will make it a point to be on the look out for more as the day … Read more about Things Inspiring Me Today
One of the first questions I get during the late afternoon pick-up is "What's for dinner?". It's always a good day when I have a ready answer. Yesterday I got that question and responded, "stuffed peppers". Since this questioner has always been interested in his meals AND making sure that they … Read more about TURKEY STUFFED PEPPERS
Here we are at Week 2 of our Beat Busyness Challenge. Did you participate? How did you do? Did you resist the pull of that unimportant chore, habit, busyness in favor of making some connection and savoring a little more time? Personally, I had a couple of good phone … Read more about Say No to Say Yes
If you have spent any time here with any of my recipe posts you know I love a good crock pot recipe. I made a good one tonight I was thinking of using on another project, but it was so good I had to share! There are a couple of different ways to make this. First of all, this can … Read more about Crock Pot Minestrone Soup – 2 Ways
WELCOME to the 4 Week Beat Busyness Challenge! I am so happy you are here. If you are here is must mean you want something different. You want off the hamster wheel you may have found yourself on. I am looking forward to seeing how far we can go in the next four weeks to recapture our time, our … Read more about LEAVE THE DUSTBUNNIES . . . GATHER CONNECTIONS THIS WEEK