The Liver- for Living!

I woke up the other day feeling lousy, and knew it was my own fault. I’d eaten a pretty large, heavy meal too close to bedtime and my body was not happy. I know better, though sometimes life doesn’t allow eating at ideal time. This one was my fault, however.  ...

Last Massage from Karen

Pouting here. I had my last massage from my long time LMT, Karen. I know, first world problem. But there are some good wellness reasons. Though I got my first massage many years ago as a treat and indulgence, I am now convinced that regular sessions help maintain my...

Just to let you know…

I am proud to be associated with the largest and rapidly growing essential oil company in the world. Due to increasingly strict FDA regulations, and the company’s intent to be upfront and law-abiding, we can no longer name brands of any sort on web sites. I’m happy to...

Glacier National Park

  Oh my goodness, this is the place to be for awe-inspiring heights and depths, water and wildlife, lodges and forests. My Montana hosts and traveling companions, Karen, Doug, and Kelsey Thurston, Mark Robison (whose sweet wife Susan stayed home), took me on a...

Yay Chocolate!

          Not that I need a lot of justification to eat chocolate; my ongoing dietary declaration is that chocolate is non-negotiable in my life. But still, it’s fun to see research and articles coming out that support my self-imposed...

In Defense of Naps….

I admit it, I’m a long-time napper. When I had two young children, I spent their nap times cleaning the bathroom or straightening up the house, or cooking. With the third baby, my daily goal was that they’d all have nap or quiet time at the same hour of the day, and I...