Favorites Friday – Netflix Health Documentaries

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a Favorites Friday but I just had to share some of the awesome documentaries I’ve watched recently on Netflix. Before I get to that, I have to admit something first. I think I may have a slight OCD problem. It’s not that I wash my hands a hundred times […]

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Walking My First Ever “Race”

“Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.” –Thomas Jefferson Happy Labor Day to my American friends! For those of you elsewhere, Labor Day is considered the official end of summer – even though it’s still hot & humid here in southern California. It’s a great day to hit the beach, […]

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The World on a Vegan Plate – Mexico

This month we’re traveling to Mexico for tacos, margaritas & a night with an iguana! I’ve lived in southern California most of my life and eating tacos is a way of life here. In fact, we have them at least once a week & I love them. Since becoming vegan, I’ve been experimenting with lots […]

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The World on a Vegan Plate – Turkey

This month we’re traveling to Turkey for a mediterranean meze, a Casbah inspired cocktail & a daring prison escape! Last year when we were planning our visit Turkey, I was less concerned with the political unrest & more concerned about what I could eat. I was a new vegan & was a little nervous that […]

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Volunteering – You’re Never Too Old to Change the World

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands – one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” –Audrey Hepburn Last week on Facebook a memory popped up reminding me that 1 year ago, I “graduated” from Docent Training at our local museum. Since seeing that memory, I’ve been racking my […]

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Create a Vision Board to Get More Clarity

“The more clear you are about what you want, the more likely you are to achieve it.” –Billy Cox I don’t know about you, but every once in awhile I get into a funk that I just can’t seem to shake. Most of the time I’m able to ride it out by being mindfully aware […]

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The World on a Vegan Plate – Spain

This month, we’re traveling to Spain for Paella, Rioja & Jésus de Galíndez. While visiting Spain last year, I quickly realized this VERY meat-centric country loves their tapas but most are animal based & I was hard-pressed to find a lot of vegan options. However, once we arrived in Barcelona, we found tucked away in the very […]

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Boot Camp or Bust – Why Women Over 50 Need To Exercise

“To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.” –Gene Tunney About 4 weeks ago, I signed up for Long Beach Boot Camp and it has been a life saver for me. Let me be very clear about one thing – I am NOT an exercise fanatic. I have, however, tried many different types […]

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Favorites Friday – British TV

In honor of my recent vacation to the U.K. and the fact that I’m a hopeless Anglophile, I thought I would share what British TV I’m watching at the moment. However, let me be VERY clear about something – I watch A LOT of British programs! If I dared to list everything, you would think that all I […]

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Escape to the Country – Norfolk, England

“When the weather’s good, there’s no better place to be than the British countryside.” –Ross Kemp  Usually when I travel to the U.K., I stay in a “suburb” of London with our longtime friends, Keith & Donna. This visit however, I was lucky enough to escape to the country for a few days of rest & […]

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