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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The World on a Vegan Plate – Vietnam

Last week Jerome & I “traveled” to Vietnam for a sandwich, a beer & a night with Robin Williams! Lately, I’ve become obsessed with Vietnamese food. Between the spring rolls & the pho, I’m loving the freshness of everything. The Vietnamese sandwich known as a Banh Mi has quickly become one of my favorites. I […]

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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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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 – 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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