Category Archives: Toward a Better Life

Twelve ways to Celebrate in Health

Here we are in the midst of the “most wonderful time of the year” ; a time that for many of us is also one of the most dangerous. Cookies, candies, and pies abound. Company parties, family get-togethers, cookie swaps

Twelve ways to Celebrate in Health

Here we are in the midst of the “most wonderful time of the year” ; a time that for many of us is also one of the most dangerous. Cookies, candies, and pies abound. Company parties, family get-togethers, cookie swaps

There is no turning back from my path to health

No Turning Back

  I’m sitting in O’Hare airport (on my way to celebrate Thanksgiving with my daughters and their families) and I’m thinking about a woman who preceded me up the stairs from where the shuttle bus left us on the tarmac.

There is no turning back from my path to health

No Turning Back

  I’m sitting in O’Hare airport (on my way to celebrate Thanksgiving with my daughters and their families) and I’m thinking about a woman who preceded me up the stairs from where the shuttle bus left us on the tarmac.

Growing cool-weather greens during the winter.

My $100 Greenhouse

I have to say, there is nothing quite like springtime in November, and that’s the kind of weather we had today in Maine. It was glorious, and I spent the better part of my morning puttering in and around my

Growing cool-weather greens during the winter.

My $100 Greenhouse

I have to say, there is nothing quite like springtime in November, and that’s the kind of weather we had today in Maine. It was glorious, and I spent the better part of my morning puttering in and around my

Stocking Up With Local Produce

I cashed in on a really good deal on spaghetti squash at one of the local farm stands on Monday. Various squashes were available for 49 cents per pound with a coupon printed in the local paper. That is 50%

Stocking Up With Local Produce

I cashed in on a really good deal on spaghetti squash at one of the local farm stands on Monday. Various squashes were available for 49 cents per pound with a coupon printed in the local paper. That is 50%

Your kids need healthy food too!

Week Eleven – Don’t Go It Alone; Spread the Health

You know, don’t you, that it’s not only about you? You can’t (and shouldn’t) be the lone ranger in your family making two meals every night (or worse: three times each day), one for you and one for the rest

Your kids need healthy food too!

Week Eleven – Don’t Go It Alone; Spread the Health

You know, don’t you, that it’s not only about you? You can’t (and shouldn’t) be the lone ranger in your family making two meals every night (or worse: three times each day), one for you and one for the rest

Dinner Date

Going out to dinner with my husband used to be a no holds barred opportunity for gluttony. Now I didn’t think of it like that at the time; I just considered it a time to forget about the “diet” and

Dinner Date

Going out to dinner with my husband used to be a no holds barred opportunity for gluttony. Now I didn’t think of it like that at the time; I just considered it a time to forget about the “diet” and

Flying free with the sky as the limit

Finding Inspiration and Encouragement

As we discussed in week 5 of 52 Weeks of Health, finding the proper motivation for the long haul of getting healthy is extremely important and that motivation really must be something outside of wanting to look good. However, as

Flying free with the sky as the limit

Finding Inspiration and Encouragement

As we discussed in week 5 of 52 Weeks of Health, finding the proper motivation for the long haul of getting healthy is extremely important and that motivation really must be something outside of wanting to look good. However, as