Later that night i held an atlas in my lap ran my fingers across the whole world and whispered where does it hurt? it answered everywhere everywhere everywhere ~Warsan Shire . . .
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I know. You could eat an entire box of Valentine's chocolates in a day. I feel your pain. You probably do not want to core an apple in cute heart shapes this Valentine's Day. Me neither. So, here are some healthy holiday treats that are guilt-free indulgences, usually under 100 . . .
If you're like me, you give a lot of advice. Some is asked for, some isn't, but regardless, giving advice part of being a friend. I'll admit it: sometimes I know darn well someone isn't hearing advice I'm giving, but if I really care about that person, I continue to give it. Yes, it's risky. Some . . .
Hey, I know. You're dieting and you're hungry. You want some flavor and you want some crunch. Oh, how well I know it. You simply can not face another salad, though. You want something new. Snacky. Yes, something snacky. An easy, low-calorie snack. So when a friend gave me some of these and told me . . .
Yes, I know. It's a dark season and many suffer from seasonal affective disorder. You know, that dreaded winter depression that comes on when days are short, dark comes early and it's sooo cold outside. It's real and there's some real science behind ways to avoid winter depression. By all means, if . . .
We'd been talking with friends for months about a three-week trip to France and on the day we were finalizing our plans, terrorists attacked Paris. That day they murdered people who were simply doing some of the very things we planned to do: sit in cafes, maybe attend a concert, stroll down a . . .
Take a breath. A big one. And think of your favorite things. Bet you've been so busy doing for others this winter holiday season that you haven't taken time to do something nice for yourself. Why not bring a little spring-like energy into your life now? I've got some ideas: a few of my favorite . . .
Chocolate cake goes straight to my ass. There's no escaping it--eat crap in your senior years and it wraps itself around you and doesn't want to let go. It was an indulgent year and therefore Mean Mommy (my internist) has cracked the whip. I've risen to the challenge. But, I do love chocolate . . .
I'm not a big believer in New Year's resolutions, but I do believe in starting the year with some intentions for the days and months that lie ahead. January can be a tough time. There's the after-holiday letdown, the cold and dark winter that seems to stretch ahead like it will never end. But to . . .