healthy living

A Story of My Father

I grew up in a wild, passionate Italian and Irish family. Food was the glue that bonded us and quality of ingredients reigned supreme. My Irish father worked as a butcher (with an artist’s soul) to support the family, juggling positions at three different shops to make ends meet. He worked two jobs during the week and one on weekends. He was rarely home and when he was, he was napping, eating, fixing something around the house, drawing charcoal portraits or enjoying his children.

Our Little Ones

It’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Childhood Obesity Awareness Month so let’s talk about our kids and their wellness, shall we?

 

I’ll start this article by saying that I don’t have kids. I always say when other young women were getting married and having babies, I was getting married and healing from cancer.

 

The Three-Day Detox

Can you feel like a new person in just 3 short days? Can you undo the damage you did over the holiday season? This 3-day plan can put your feet on the path to regaining your energy, looking like you’ve taken to napping and glowing with vitality.

 

Keep it simple; follow this plan for three days…just three days. It’s a nutrient-dense, easy to digest power plan that will restore your radiant glow.

 

How the Heck Did We Get Here?

I think a lot about food. I guess that’s obvious, right?

 

The other day, my husband and I were driving on the highway, passing billboard after billboard for food that seemed to become less like food with every passing mile and ad: burgers, pulled pork, soda, sweets, sweetened drinks, fast food joints selling all manner of junk masquerading as food.

 

I turned to my husband and asked, “How the heck do you think we got here? What happened to food?” I suddenly felt completely distressed and intent on figuring it out.

 

...Road Trip!!!!

Summer means strappy sandals, t-shirts and sundresses; long weekends picnicking at the beach and…road trips!!!!

But wait. Can those of us dedicated to healthy living survive out there on the road and return home with our health intact?

Yup…as long as we know how to sidestep some potential landmines lurking along the road.

Tips and Tricks for Healthier Living

We asked and you answered! As a long-time advocate of healthy eating and natural living, I sometimes feel like I live in my own little world. Living the way I do is natural to me after all my years doing so; I can’t imagine any other way.

 

Every day I meet people who are taking to the path of living well and thinking creatively to smooth their way. I love learning new things and discovering new ideas that can be shared and implemented by us all.

 

Here’s the best of the best of your tips and trick to living well!

 

Spring is in the Air!

As I write, it is an unseasonably cold, grey March day. I am beginning to wonder if I will ever see sun or be blissfully warm again. As I write, it’s snowing…again…outside my window. And yet, if I pay attention and stop whining about being cold, there is a freshness in the air that can only be identified as spring.

Why I Love Kettlebells and You Should, Too

I am a gym rat. It’s my one true vice. Not chocolate or