Embracing my Second Act Career: Health & Wellness Coach

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream new dream.” –C.S. Lewis For the last few months, every time my 23-year-old son asked me to do something for him, my standard reply was “I’m busy working.” “Doing what?” he demanded. After all, according to him I’m just a stay-at-home, empty-nester mom […]

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Around the World on a Vegan Plate – England

Last month on Boxing Day, December 26th, we took a “trip” to England for a delicious Shepherd’s Pie & a date with Winston Churchill. If you aren’t familiar with Boxing Day, it’s always the day after Christmas & is a national holiday in both the UK & Ireland. It’s generally accepted that the name derives […]

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A New Year, A New Habit

“You’ve got to wake up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction” –George Lorimer I haven’t made any formal New Year’s resolutions in a very long while. I know they don’t work – you know they don’t work – so why bother making myself feel bad right out of […]

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A Tale of 2 Christmas Trees

The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas trees are perfect! –Charles N. Barnard Last Wednesday, we threw out our Christmas tree! No, this is not the start of a cruel joke. We didn’t want to throw it out, we had to. Why? It was on life support. After bringing home our little, green bundle of joy […]

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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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