November 2017

Cranberries for A Healthy Holiday Glow

As the holiday season kicks into high gear, our thoughts turn to family gatherings and tradition.  Okay, the pressure of holiday shopping is foremost in our thoughts, but stay with me on this little ‘Currier and Ives’ vignette for just a minute. 

One of the holiday season’s greatest pleasures comes in the form of feasts…from parties to brunches to formal dinners. Gathering around the table is one of the loveliest ways to celebrate pretty much anything but at this time of year, it’s particularly sweet.

Let Go…and Do Good

I am not a big fan of clutter or accumulating what we don’t need so the rule in our house goes like this: “Have you use this in six months?” If the answer is no, then we let whatever ‘this’ is go—to a charity, a shelter or a relative. We let go and do good.

Happy Healthy Holidays

I spent a few weeks working in Italy this past summer and fall and was struck by how healthy Italian living feels with its slower pace and relaxed lifestyle. Italians approach life much differently than we do. They’re less concerned with how quickly they can get through a meal, instead savoring each bite with relish. Sure, fast food is making inroads there, but most Italians love food too much to succumb to the siren song of junk food.