Cowboy Caviar…..Yeehaw!

When it comes to my summertime meals, I have a few requirements - they have to be light and and refreshing and they must be easy to prepare.  Sometimes that can be a tall order, however, I knew I hit the jackpot when I came across this recipe for Cowboy Caviar. Not only is cowboy caviar light, easy to prepare, and bursting with

What Makes You Happy?

Have you ever thought about what makes you happy? For years, I was taught or led to believe that happiness could be attained through external factors.  "If only I had the right job, the right group of friends, the right partner, then I would be happy." There's no denying that these things will give us a certain level of happiness, but constantly chasing achievement and recognition

I Just Discovered Cosmic Bliss ;)

When I was younger, every year on the 4th of July my parents would take me and my siblings to the Glenview Golf Course to see the fireworks. Laying on the lush green grass and watching the spectacular display of colors explode in the night sky is a memory that will be forever etched in my mind. As much as I loved seeing the

Are You Planning A Vacation?

When my clients are planning a vacation, one of the questions they often ask me is "How can I stay on track when I'm on vacation?" My answer:  "It's easier than you think!" While vacations are certainly a great way to get some much needed rest and relaxation, the truth is they can also be a

I Just Signed Up For This Challenge!

Beginning on Monday, June 13th, Nick Ortner, author of The Tapping Solution, will be hosting the "You Are Enough" Tapping Challenge.  This is a free online event that you will not want to miss. If you're not familiar with Tapping, also known as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), it is a powerful practice that uses the principles of acupressure to reduce stress, resolve past

I Hit The Wall!

Recently, when I awoke on a Saturday morning, the feeling of fatigue in my body was overwhelming.  Between my trip to Chicago to see my mom and playing catch up at work, the past three weeks had finally caught up with me.  I knew immediately that I "hit the wall." The first time I experienced "hitting the wall" was years ago when

Endings and Beginnings

Recently I flew home to Chicago to help with the process of packing up my mom's home and getting it ready to sell.  If you've ever had to do this with your own parents, you know all too well this can be a daunting task! The decision to move my mom into an assisted living apartment was made last December.  Although it

This Sunday I’m Celebrating All Of My “Mothers”

Mother's Day is this Sunday and while I'm grateful to be able to celebrate with my mom on this special day, I know that for some people, including my mom, this day will be filled with some sadness. For those who have lost their mother or a child or perhaps never felt their own mother's love, Mother's Day can be a painful reminder of

This Is One Event You Do Not Want to Miss!

We know that one of the best indicators of health is a sense of community.  Community helps to transform words to actions, actions to habits and habits to values. When it comes to fostering a sense of community around healthy food and a healthy planet, the Food Revolution Summit is one event you do not want to miss.

This Could Be Making Your Allergies Worse……

So many people are struggling with allergies right now and with everything in bloom, it's only natural to think that your symptoms are being caused by what is happening outside in nature. While I don't deny that all the pollen floating around may be contributing to your allergies, sometimes the foods you're eating can be just as irritating