Re-Thinking the “Get Well Soon” Bouquet

What girl in her right mind doesn’t love to be the recipient of a magnificent bouquet of flowers? Vivid, fragrant blooms in hues of pink, red, yellow, and orange always translate to “you’re special to me”. Yet, when a loved one has undergone surgery, or is recuperating from illness, they’re often deluged with floral arrangements. Stunning and fragrant those posies are…

A Day at the Shores – Sun, Sweat, Sand, Swamis & Surfers

  It was a gorgeous day for a run along La Jolla Shores. Cerulean-hued waters of the Pacific stretched endlessly to meet the azure sky on the horizon. Gulls soared overhead traversing the water for mid-morning nosh while beach-goers staked their claim on the warm, white sand. Whoa! Coming up with that introduction was an exhausting mind-stretch. I deeply appreciate those…

A road-fit workout kit

A Road Fit Workout Kit

Tips and tricks for staying healthy and fit while traveling Travel certainly can have a way of interrupting our daily diet and fitness routines, but truth be told I’m rather tired of hearing excuses for being unable to exercise while on the road. Regardless of where our travel plans take us, there are countless options for maintaining a workout routine.…

Ice Bucket Challenge 2014 – Tracking the Results

Remember the craze involving selfies, videos, a bucket of ice cold water, donations and nominations which plastered Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and news headlines last summer? Well here’s a recap of the 2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, what has transpired since, and how that mountain of donated money is being allocated. FACTS & FIGURES Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly…

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Don’t Take Life Seriously-Nobody Gets Out Alive

Truth be told … notably in the last part of this epigram! I recently came across another phrase suggesting that in the midst of a crisis perhaps we should ask ourselves if it will matter in five years. In my half century of life experiences, the “five year matter-factor” is highly unlikely. I’m confident most of us have weathered a few crises which…

Diet books at Barnes & Noble

The Skinny on Fat and America’s $20 Billion Weight-Loss Industry

Chew on this gigantic piece of fat: U.S. weight-loss industry revenues average over $20 billion dollars annually. Why? Because in any given year, over 100 million people who are dieting in this country (85% of whom are women) spend $35 to $40 billion on weight loss programs, books, diet drugs and weight loss surgeries. Statistics compiled by ABC News indicate that dieters on…