I wanted to read Gretchen Rubin’ second book Happier at Home. I’d seen her speak at the Word Domination Summit this past summer in Portland about her first book, The Happiness Project. Her mind captured my imagination because she seemed to think very differently from me. I don’t mean we differ on the kinds […]
While traveling, I was struck with a scratchy throat that threatened my ability to enjoy my trip. The friend I was visiting prepared fresh orange juice (her current love affair) and brewed a pot of turmeric tea before bed while sharing the health benefits of turmeric. She had focused on turmeric as a powerful anti-oxidant […]
It’s Wordless Sunday for me but the day cannot pass without me acknowledging it is World Aids Day and there is still much work to do in communities around the world.
Just a few weeks ago I wrote about my decision to take the 23andme DNA test and today the FDA moved to halt the sale of 23andme DNA test calling it a medical device. The FDA issued a letter stating the company President, Anne Wojcicki and her company 23andme were marketing “the 23andMe Saliva Collection […]
Although I am not yet fully committed to a completely vegan lifestyle, I am trying to move away from dairy. A couple of my barriers include enjoying half and half in my morning coffee and mentally struggling with the loss of cheese. I won’t go into the multiple reasons people more knowledgable than me advocate […]
If you believe that food is medicine, would you think that ingredient labels lie? I paid to attend an Open House hosted by Random House that brought together writers on healthcare, wellness, and happiness. There were a number of interesting authors on the stage during the day. I want to highlight however something I retained from […]
Nexium or Lipitor? Our worst fears were realized today with the announcement that Ranbaxy, an Indian generic pharmaceutical firm was busted for cleaning records and using fraud as a competitive advantage to build their business. In plain English, Ranbaxy made $600 million dollars in the first 6 months after the Lipitor patent ran out […]
This is an unfinished conversation with myself Day4 NaBloMoPro What happens when you no longer are interested in learning new things. Does a point come in life when the urge to challenge oneself to make more, do more, see more, or read more simply evaporate? I was preparing breakfast the other morning and this thought […]
Opportunities for finding beauty in the world occur at any moment and in the most unexpected places. Walking my dog I noticed these 3 trees within 3 or 4 feet of each other. Instead of feeling sadness as these trees lose their leaves and they change from green to red, to orange to yellow, I […]
Day 2-NaBloMoPro When you’ve eaten fish and chicken most of your life, the idea of a plant based diet makes me feel as though I might be missing something if I make this choice. But I truly love the idea of it, especially when I meet someone who follows this eating choice and they appear […]
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