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The Joy of Solitude

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemail  This is a love note to all the single ladies. I was once among you for many years. Sometimes I feel among you again. My husband travels quite a bit to drink wine in far-off locales. There are many joys of solitude that I have rediscovered when David is away. Some of them apply to the joys of solo travel as well. Here are a few: You can eat what you want and when you want. Dinner does not have to be on the table at a certain time. You can eat dessert for breakfast and breakfast for […]

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Silenced! Well, Not Really!

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailMother Nature has played a nasty trick on me. She robbed me of my voice.  Dry, frigid winter air is playing tricks on my vocal chords. The doctor calls it “asthmatic bronchitis.”  After five days, I call it a nuisance but have learned that a sense of humor is the best medicine of all. It’s tricky. I host radio shows and talk for a living. I enjoy speaking my mind. My husband must be enjoying the quiet. Thankfully, I can communicate through my writing. I’ve tried all the remedies Facebook friends have suggested. Here are a few and my thoughts: Chicken soup. Called “Jewish […]

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Don’t Toss These Out!

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailI am a believer in zero-waste cooking I grew up in a house where food was regularly thrown away. It drove me crazy! That’s why I recommend books like Lindsay-Jean Hard’s  Cooking with Scraps: Turn Your Peels, Cores, Rinds, and Stems into Delicious Meals. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), nearly half of America’s food supply is wasted, around 133 billion pounds. Wasting food is a waste of money, but it also hurts the environment because food dumped into landfills produces methane gas, a big contributor to global warming. Why waste food if you can repurpose it? Canned […]

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Flab Friday – Walking It Off

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailWhile thousands of Americans dashed for the stores as soon as doors opened to take advantage of after-Thanksgiving Black Friday Sales, I made a dash for the out-of-doors to get some fresh air and work off the remains of the feast. I called it “Flab Friday.” My goal was instant and visible reduction in the heaviness and lethargy I felt after drinking so much great wine from our cellar with my vegetarian “sides.”  David is still devouring his turkey- for- one. My Walk Away Weekend continued with brisk daily walks despite the frigid temperatures and a temporary halt on […]

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Just Chew It! Digest These Tips

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailLet’s face it. We’re all going to over-indulge this Thanksgiving. It’s the national day of giving thanks and stuffing….your mouth. Rather than ruminate over calories, just try to adjust the quantity of what you eat and enjoy more leftovers for the weekend. Consider hosting a Thanksgiving leftovers potluck party and invite friends to bring over theirs. Or, freeze leftovers and reuse later in the winter. My husband is actually un-thawing last year’s Thanksgiving mashed potatoes and stuffing as I write this. It’s just us two this year at the table, so we are having a hybrid “Thawsgiving” combined with […]

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Probiotics Versus Enzymes: Digesting the Difference

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailMany women experience digestive issues during different times of their lives. Taking birth control pills or antibiotics, dealing with chronic stress, alcohol consumption, lack of sleep and an imbalanced diet are just a few reasons. You may have read or heard about the benefits of taking probiotics and enzymes for your digestive health. But do you know the difference? Here is a short explanation. Probiotics are living bacteria that the human body needs but does not produce. Probiotics help support your digestive system to help it function properly.  Since the human body does not produce probiotics, you need to […]

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Meet New York Times Personal Health Columnist Jane Brody

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailI was super excited to have Jane Brody, best-selling author Personal Health Columnist for The New York Times, join me September 19 on Fearless Fabulous You! Jane reports on health and nutrition with a keen sensibility and dedication to providing factual and helpful information and articles to “help people to lead better lives.” Time Magazine has called her the “High Priestess of Health.”  Her bestselling books include “Jane Brody’s Nutrition Book” and “Jane Brody’s Good Food Book,” among others.   A sister breast cancer survivor, Jane was honored September 17 at SHARE’s A Second Helping of Life fundraiser in New York City, an organization […]

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Don’t be Blindsided  Because You Lack Long-Term Vision

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailSometimes we’re so busy moving through life just getting the work done in front of us that we don’t see what lies ahead. Long-term vision is important to help you reach your life or career goals, but too often we’re wearing blinders. So, what happens? You can get blindsided. You wake up one day and realize time slipped away and you are further from where you hoped to be. Maybe you find your career has languished, or a relationship falters, or finances are stagnant. Whatever it is, you wonder, “can I ever get back on track?” Of course, you […]

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Endocrine Disruptors: What You Should Know

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailYou may have heard “endocrine disruptors” mentioned in association with certain cancers, like breast cancer. But do you know what they are and where they lurk in your food, home and personal care products? And do you know why it matters to your health? Endocrine disruptors are industrial chemicals used in herbicides, pesticides, detergents, children’s toys, plastic bottles, metal food cans, flame retardent products and personal care products including cosmetics. (to name just a few examples). Endocrine disruptors can wreak havoc on your body’s endocrine system (e.g., hormones) and your long-term health. Endocrine disruptors are extremely risky for pregnant women and can cause […]

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Where There Is Help There Is Hope

Share this…FacebookTwitterLinkedinemailThis week, I breathed two sighs. One of Hope and one of Sadness. And I think many other women did as well. Hope is because a new study came out stating that many women with early stage breast cancer may no longer need to undergo chemotherapy treatment. As with all studies, there are particulars, such as the cancer cannot have spread to the lymph nodes and the patients had to be sensitive to estrogen and negative for the protein HER2. This is a major advancement for the approximately 260,000 women diagnosed with  breast cancer each year.  In The New York Times article, “The […]

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