If I Could Put Time in a Bottle……

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot” — Michael Altshuler Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot (obsessing) about time & how fast it flies. These thoughts have led me to realize that I have a very unhealthy relationship with Father Time. The older I get, the more dysfunctional it […]

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The World on a Vegan Plate – Italy

Last week Jerome & I “traveled” back to Tuscany for a locally inspired pesto pasta, a classic Chianti & a dream! Several years ago, we took Chris on a whirlwind 16-day tour of Italy. We stayed in all the big cities – Milan, Venice, Florence & Rome – and saw all the major cites – […]

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Another Year Older & Another Year Wiser?!

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.” –John Lennon  I’ve mentioned in a previous post that I share my birthday with the late, great John Lennon so I thought this quote was appropriate. It was last Monday, October 9th that I turned 55 years old! Holy Moly, can […]

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Meditation for Beginners

“The goal of meditation is not to control your thoughts, it’s to stop letting them control you.” –The Age of Enlightenment The average person has more than 50,000 thoughts per day! Stop & think(!) about that for just a moment. Is it any wonder I’m walking around in a continuous state of anxiety & brain […]

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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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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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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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