Just like clockwork, the holiday season has arrived!  While I certainly love the holidays, when I start filling my days with more "to do's" than I know what "to do" with, it's easy to feel like I don't have a minute to spare.  And that's when the stress and overwhelm starts to kick in.....ugh! Obviously, managing stress and anxiety


When I was a kid, I thought trick or treating on Halloween was the BEST THING EVER!  I got to dress up in a goofy costume (I was usually a "hobo"), roam the neighborhood for hours with my friends AND get free candy.  Best thing ever, right? Luckily, Halloween was only one day a year because the amount of candy

My Next Great Adventure!

A couple months ago I celebrated a milestone birthday.....I turned 60!   I couldn't believe it.....suddenly I was in the decade of my life that always seemed so far away. Getting older has never been an issue for me and, in all honesty, I was pretty excited to be 60 years old.  I felt certain that this new decade of my life was going to

Embrace Change

Every day, as part of my morning ritual, I read a meditation from Journey to the Heart by Melody Beattie.  Her words are always thought provoking, inspiring and often exactly what I need to hear. Yesterday was the first day of Fall so it was appropriate that the meditation for yesterday was titled "Embrace Change." In nature,

I have EGGcelent news!

Has this ever happened to you?  You're getting ready to make a recipe that calls for eggs so you grab your carton of eggs from the fridge only to discover that the expiration date has passed by a couple weeks.  Now what?? Do you pretend you did not see the expiration date and use the eggs anyway?  Or, do you play it

The surprising benefit of taking a vacation!

Vacations have so many wonderful benefits but did you know that taking a vacation could literally add years to your life? Honestly, I never really considered this until recently when I came across an article titled "How many vacation days do you need to increase longevity?"   As luck would have it, I was in the throws of planning my own vacation so naturally

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