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Check out my favorite goodies from the grocery store!

Call me crazy but I love grocery shopping!  If I'm driving down the road and I see a sign for a grocery store, you can bet I'm going in. Browsing the aisles, looking at all the products and wondering if there are any new ones I want to try feels oddly therapeutic to me.  Crazy, right? I think my fascination with grocery shopping started

Too hot to cook? Don’t sweat…I’ve got you covered!

Welcome to summer, my friend!  I hope you're ready because it looks like it's going to be a hot one! Honestly, I'm never ready for summer in Tucson.  It's so darn hot and when it feels like an oven outside, the last thing I want to do is fire up my oven inside! Some days it's just too hot to cook! Now I

Is your sunscreen doing more harm than good?

When I was a kid, it was easy to see why summer was my favorite time of year.  No school, no job...just fun in the sun all day long! As much as I loved playing outside, I was a fair skinned, freckle faced redhead so the sun was not always my friend.  I cannot even begin to tell you how many nasty sunburns

You are going to LOVE this recipe!

Are you looking for a new recipe to add to your list of summer salads?  Well look no further because I just found one that I think you're going to love! When I came across this recipe by Rebekah Peppler, I knew I had to give it a try.  Maybe it was the amazing carrots I had just picked up at the farmers market or

It’s time to lighten things up!

Just like clockwork, the end of winter has ushered in another beautiful spring season.  Whether it's the flowers starting to bloom, the trees coming back to life or just being outside more, spring always feels so motivating to me. Now I'd love to tell you that I've been super motivated to spring clean my house, but the truth is, I'm still waiting for

24 days and I’m still going strong!

That's right.....I have been meditating at least once a day for the past 24 days and I'm happy to report that I am still going strong! It's definitely been a long journey to get to this point but after many, many years of trying to incorporate meditation into my daily life, this is the first time I have stuck

All Olive Oil is Not Created Equal!

Have you ever gone shopping for olive oil and been completely overwhelmed by the myriad of choices?  Extra virgin, cold pressed, expeller pressed, light, refined.  And why do all the bottles seem to look exactly the same?  That's usually when the panic sets in and I end up picking the one with the prettiest label....lol! If you've got a few "pretty label" bottles

Lessons from the Blue Zones

What if I told you that it's entirely possible for you to feel as young and healthy in your 90's as you did when you were in your 20's?  If that sounds too good to be true then you have not met the people living in the Blue Zones! That's right.....these folks have essentially cracked the code and found the secrets to living a

Let’s get this party started!

The Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is the most important festival in China.  The celebration, which officially begins on Friday, February 12th, is the first day of the new year in the Chinese calendar. This fifteen day celebration, which includes elaborate parades and performances, is considered an official holiday in China.  In

Need a little extra immune support?

As we continue our journey into the new year, I believe it is still so important to remain vigilant and continue to strengthen your immune system in order to maintain good health overall. Under normal circumstances, a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset would be the key components to accomplishing your long term health goals, but life is anything but normal these days.  Because