This flu season has been terrible. Practically everyone I know, myself included, has been down with something, whether it’s a cold, some kind of viral infection or the flu itself. This year’s shots are worthless I’m not going to jump into the flu vaccine controversy, although I can say I do not get flu shots. … Read moreCold or Worse? There Are Natural Answers for the Flu
I haven’t always been a de-cluttering maven. In fact, I’m probably not much of a maven at all. The best laid plans of mice and men … and women. There is still clutter in my house and probably always will be. But I think I really cut my teeth on de-cluttering over the three years … Read moreDe-Cluttering: What Not To Do
I’ve always called it “eating the elephant one bite at a time,” but modern culture has now given it a name: Micro goals (as opposed to macro goals). Of course, it means the same thing: Break any big and daunting task or project into a lot of little achievable or bite-sized pieces. I talked about … Read moreHow’s your de-cluttering going? The theory of micro-goals
Have I ever mentioned how much I love smoothies? They’re a positive addiction and a habit I highly encourage you to cultivate. First, let me ask you a question: How many servings of fruits and vegetables to you get a day? Are you religiously consuming at least five servings every day? Are you aware that … Read moreSmoothies—my most positive addiction
It’s winter, it’s rainy, snowy, cold and pretty dreary. Who really feels like going outside? What better time to immerse yourself in a new television series, a good movie, or endless and mindless repeats of the news? There’s lots of good research that confirms that the more hours you spend in front of a television, … Read moreWould a television fast improve your health?
Happy 2018! Here’s my “bah humbug” beginning to the new year and my take on New Year’s resolutions that are most often broken before the champagne bottles are carried to recycling (you do recycle, don’t you?). I think New Year’s resolutions are a source of stress and most often set you up for failure. If … Read moreNew Year’s Resolutions – Bah Humbug!
I got a tremendous response to my post about de-cluttering last week, so I thought I’d continue this week. How many e-mails do you get a day? How much time to you spend online other than for actual work? I’m sure you are getting an inkling about where I’m going with this: Online time clutters … Read moreElectronic Decluttering – Reducing Junk E-mail and Unnecessary Screen Time
A couple of times a year, I go on a de-cluttering rampage. This time it is even more serious than ever. Too much “stuff” equals too much stress. I firmly believe we are energetically connected to our stuff and having too much stuff is exhausting. Here’s the reasoning behind this year’s rampage: In the past … Read moreHow To Simplify Your Annual Decluttering
My recent post on healthy food on a budget sparked one of my regular readers to write me with a question: What about us lazy cooks? Truth be told, I’m a lazy cook, too, most of the time. Cooking is just not one of my favorite activities. For everyday meals, I take short cuts, I … Read moreHealth Food for Lazy Cooks
If you think organic vegetables and berries should be wholesome, pure and grown in rich black earth, you wouldn’t be alone. But the US Department of Agriculture just destroyed that myth yesterday by allowing hydroponically grown vegetables to be certified organic. Hydroponic vegetables and berries have inexplicably slid under the organic regulations for several years. … Read moreHydroponic Organics approved by USDA