Archive for November, 2013

Happy Holidays Mike and Della!

The Holiday season often puts me in contact with friends that I have long lost contact with.  The other day I saw a facebook post from Mike McGill, one of my oldest friends.  Back in the day (way back in the day) we swapped firefighting stories, went on search and rescue adventure training, and had […]

4 Things You Should Never Eat (and How to Stop)

“One bad meal won’t transform your body, just like one good meal won’t equal immediate results; the body builds itself from habit.” Always Eat veggies and protein at every meal: We’re not talking fried, cheese-covered, or canned vegetables, either. Not only are fresh veggies rich in vitamins and antioxidants, but also, the water and fiber […]

Happy Birthday Mom!!! I Love you!

Today isn’t just Thanksgiving, it’s also Hanukkah, holidays to many people around the world.  It also happens to be my Mom’s Birthday.  I want to wish my Mother a very happy birthday today.  Mom is spending the day with family and she always gives so much of herself.  She is currently caring for Aunt Julia who needs 24/7 care due to […]

Wal-Mart collects for needy employees not their community… REALLY???

I know that the economic climate in our country is at an all time low, but what does it say when the largest retailer in our nation puts up collection bins not for the needy residents of their community. I find this to be the most shameful thing this company has ever done… instead of […]

Do These 9 Things in Your Kitchen to Lose Weight

The kitchen is the heart of the home, but it’s also the place that can make or break you on the weight loss front. If you’re on a quest to slim down, do these nine things in your kitchen. Make fruits as accessible as a bag of chips: Wash, cut up, and store fruits such […]

Where Were You When Kennedy was Assassinated

Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination… I was wondering where everyone was and what they were doing when he was killed.  I know that many of you were not born.  Today we reflect on his legacy and some of us may wonder what would have happened if he did not […]

The Life of Pi

I watched this movie this weekend and was amazed at the detail in it… it is hard to believe that the tiger was a computer animation. This movie drew me in and really made me question deeply what was going on. The visual aspect of this movie was absolutely stunning and even the smallest encounter […]

Hearty Hamburger Soup

My mother knows how to stretch every dollar out of the food budget she can.  While good choice meats are now selling at good choice prices, you can still get reasonably lean hamburger for much less than you can get soup/stew meat for.  This is a hearty soup that can be enjoyed on any chilly […]

Health Challenges To Be Met

Dear Friends, I have came to the realization today that I need to make changes for my health… I need to learn to eat better breakfasts… I need to rest more… I need to take better care of myself.  I need to do some serious work on getting better. Sooner or later we all come to […]

Healthy Greek Salad

There is nothing better than a good crisp salad flavored with feta cheese and healthy Mediterranean oils.  Fresh flavorful tomatoes and sweet red onions add to the goodness of this healthy salad. Did you know that the right amount of healthy fat is necessary in order to absorb all the vitamins in the vegetables? One […]

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