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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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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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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Friday’s Favorites – Ethical Beauty from Marshall’s: ANDALOU Naturals, BIO KERATIN, Giovanni Eco Chic Hair Care

Because I love vegan, cruelty-free, ethical beauty products AND a great deal(!), I’m always on the lookout when I’m shopping in my favorite store, Marshall’s. Some of these products are old favorites & some are new to me. All opinions are strictly mine. Please let me know in the comments if you’ve tried any of them […]

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My Long Journey to Becoming Vegan

“I didn’t change, I just woke up.” –Anonymous One year ago this month I started eating a plant-based, vegan diet. Yes, I became “one of those people”! This new way of eating didn’t happen overnight for me. In fact, the road getting to this point had been 23 years in the making. Because I’m always […]

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