As we move from the lazier, less structured days of summer into schedules, school and a little more time management, it means more time in the kitchen for a lot of us. I love the simple, easy meals of summertime but have also found ways to make the next season's meals just as quick and … Read more about My 10 Kitchen Essentials
I did something big and scary recently. In fact, I'm even a little embarrassed to share it here. As a bit of a pretext I want to point out that I made some big and bold goals this year. I always talk about that in January so you may remember that. One of the big ones was to force myself to get … Read more about Simple Steps to Your Best Day
We are in our last month of summer and I'm really trying to soak in every minute. I hate to see this time of year winding down and our normal routines getting up and going. Here in the south, the temperatures will stay summer like for a bit longer, which makes this salad perfect to keep you cool … Read more about The Summer Salad You Must Have
A few years ago our family went through one of those tough and trying times. Most people have those times at some point in their lives. In order to get to my point, here is a nutshell of my story. I do this because I always hate it when I read others start off like this and never tell me what … Read more about What Steals Your Joy?
If you asked me what the best diet out there is I would say a Non-diet. I would say that there is no best diet out there and no perfect plan made up by someone else that would best work with and for your body. Knowing how many diet books and programs are currently available and that the diet … Read more about Why I Encourage a N0-DIET Lifestyle
It's that time of year. The school season is just around the corner. Whether you have little preschoolers underfoot, college kids moving out or anything in between, or even are completely out of the whole "school season" time of life, we all typically feel the change in schedules, mindsets and … Read more about 5 Tips for Success this Fall
I haven't posted a review in quite some time. However, when I was asked by Hampton Farms if I wanted to try their products I had to say, "Yes!". I love peanut butter about as much as I love my dog, and if you know me, you know that's a whole bunch. In fact, I don't just love peanut butter, I love … Read more about Peanut Butter Energy Balls . . . with a review
There are countless diets out in the marketplace right now. There are just as many weightloss, weight management and nutrition related programs out there. I have my own philosophy about food that took a long time to settle in, found through my own imbalances and trial and error, reading, … Read more about My Food Philosophy
I have shared chicken salad recipes here. I love them all, but I'm here to tell you that this recipe I'm giving you right now just might solve all your problems. This is THE one. It's one of those good old-fashioned Southern concoctions that I've made healthier. Don't worry, though, it is just … Read more about Summer Chicken Salad
I do NOT believe in going on diets. If you have spent any time on this site, checking out my programs or philosophy you know that. I want folks to live a Non-diet life that lets them live their lives and love their healthy balanced lifestyle. You can eat, drink and be merry and STILL love your … Read more about Mindful Meal Plans Coming to YOU!
We are back from a great family vacation. It was so nice to have the three boys together along with our nephew for some laid back time in the sun, a day spent on a boat, hanging out in the beautiful Caribbean waters, enjoying some ferocious card games and, of course, sharing some mighty good … Read more about My Top Three Post Vacation Tips
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