beauty · health

Every follicle counts!

Whether you’re a man or a woman, whether you have a lot or a little, your hair is your crowning achievement. We all know the basics right… shampoo, condition, and style…but are you doing it right? Since we are all born with a specific number of follicles, how we care for those follicles is extremely important. Guys, you may think hair care…… Continue reading Every follicle counts!

food · health · Uncategorized

To roast or to raw?

It’s a simple, straight forward question…what’s better for you – roasted or raw nuts? I think most of us have heard that grabbing a handful of nuts, like almonds, satiates the appetite. In other words, those little nuggets get you by until your next meal because they’re packed with omega – 3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber;…… Continue reading To roast or to raw?

food · health

A pretty label and more!

  It’s time to reconnect with your taste buds and the timeless history of ‘real’ wine! Natural wine, organic wine, biodynamic wine, sustainable wine; let’s travel beyond conventional wine-making practices to a place where the bottom line has given way to those who want to provide ‘healthier’ wine options. I have started my journey; trying various organic wines and I have to…… Continue reading A pretty label and more!

commentary · experiences · health

Soak it up!

The groundhog spoke on February 2, 2016 to his faithful followers; the clouds gathered that fateful day, blocking any remote chance of the little fellow seeing his shadow. On that same day, the ground shook in the North East where people fell to their knees, bowing to the almighty ‘hog’. No more hiding in our burrows; the time would quickly be upon the masses where the…… Continue reading Soak it up!

commentary · health

I wanna get some . . .

,. . .  self-control that is. It’s 7 p.m., the dinner dishes are done and you’re sitting in a comfy chair, feet up and for the most part feeling relaxed and content. All is quiet, until, and without warning, a jarring high pitched noise echoes throughout the room. You feel the urge to get up, but your significant other beats you to it; rising like a…… Continue reading I wanna get some . . .

fitness · health

Why stretching is so worthwhile!

Your pumped; finally, you’ve made the commitment to exercise.  You’re ready to hit the treadmill and get your 30 minutes over with ASAP.  But hold on, what about that pesky warmup and cool down ‘they’ say you should do . . .  who has the time or patience?  Well, according to the Mayo Clinic, you should make the time. Stretching,…… Continue reading Why stretching is so worthwhile!

health · lifestyle

Beyond words: the power of touch

Don’t throw away those holiday hugs with the gift wrap just yet.  Those warm embraces given so unselfishly in December are just as important every day of the new year as well! One of the most memorable experiences I had over the holidays was when I made a quick pit stop at my neighbor’s house.  With gift in…… Continue reading Beyond words: the power of touch

health · nutrition

The cholesterol/booze link

Wine drinkers everywhere who are waging war against their cholesterol levels are looking to be validated in their love affair with the fermented grape.  Inquiring minds want to know: can a glass of red wine positively affect  cholesterol levels? The answer is yes, but it’s not just wine that can do it. “Moderate amounts of alcohol raise levels of…… Continue reading The cholesterol/booze link