Clear the Clutter….

I was recently surprised with a new book from a wonderful friend!  It is called Your Spacious Self: Clear the Clutter and Discover Who You Are by Stephanie Bennett Vogt.  In a nutshell, it is about combining the ancient wisdom of space clearing with the more-modern wisdom of clutter clearing…

Continue reading

High Protein Snackin’

I’ve been conducting a snack experiment for the last couple of weeks.  Let me explain….  This year I’ve taken a part-time job as a preschool assistant teacher.  I’m working with 4 and 5 year old children in a pre-kindergarten class.  The lead teacher and I have noticed  (as all teachers…

Continue reading

Fall, Food, and Family

Hello to everyone!  I haven’t blogged in quite some time.  The last couple of months have been crazy busy, but good.  My 85 (almost 86) year-old mother sold her home and bought a condo just one block from ours.  She is all settled in…. and her cat Chloe is acclimated…

Continue reading

Exploring Ayurveda

Have you ever heard of the traditional Indian medicine system called Ayurveda?  If you’ve read any of Deepak Chopra’s books, you may be familiar with the philosophy.  Ayurveda is translated as the “knowledge of life”.  Some refer to it as the “science of life”, and it has been in existence…

Continue reading

The Blendin’ of the Greens

No….I am not Irish….or Scottish 🙂    I have, however, recently been exploring the world of green drinks!  I have greens of some kind everyday…..in a salad….on a wrap….in my protein breakfast smoothie….steamed up with garlic and pine nuts…..   I could go on and on.  But I had not made a habit…

Continue reading

My Thoughts on “Making Do”

I am in the middle of preparing food to take over to my oldest daughter’s in-laws.  They have invited us over to celebrate Father’s Day!  I’ve got a strawberry-rhubarb crisp in the oven, and I’m about ready to put together a cold quinoa salad with green onions, almond slices, dried…

Continue reading

Morning Energy

I’ve been conducting a little experiment with myself and breakfast lately.  It has to do with what I eat (no surprises there!) and my energy and satiety (fancy word for feeling full or satisfied 🙂 ).  It seems that breakfast meat of some kind helps in that department, but I’d…

Continue reading

A Spring Walk Sweeter Than Dessert

After a superb supper (that included Swiss chard, edamame, and sweet potato fries), I   went for a walk in my subdivision.  Finally, it was warm enough to go without my winter coat, gloves, and earmuffs!  Winter has taken forever to leave town here in northern Indiana.  I decided to consciously…

Continue reading