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Ciao Amici!!!

As I traveled in Italy for the month of July, it occurred to me just how easy and delicious it was to eat well and stay healthy…even when you’re on holiday. Vacations aren’t an excuse to abandon all commitment to health while you lose your mind (or wellness) eating and drinking to excess. But don’t worry, it certainly doesn’t have to be deprived either.
 
See, living a healthy life is not a fad. You choose it. And once you have made the choice and have reaped the benefits, it becomes the way you live. It’s not a diet or a ‘thing’ you’re into at the moment.

Healthy Travel

It’s that time of year. We hop in the car or head to the airport to enjoy some well-earned downtime to chill with friends and loved ones…a time to refresh our bodies, minds and souls so we can take on the adventures of life with serenity and grace.

We've talked about healthy road trips and the best ways I know to ensure your health and vitality when you’re driving around this great country of ours…or any other country.

...Road Trip!!!!

Summer means strappy sandals, t-shirts and sundresses; long weekends picnicking at the beach and…road trips!!!!

But wait. Can those of us dedicated to healthy living survive out there on the road and return home with our health intact?

Yup…as long as we know how to sidestep some potential landmines lurking along the road.

In the Garden

It’s that time of year. As I type this, I am looking out my window into my little city garden just overflowing with life. A couple of days of unseasonable warmth followed by some soaking rain has created a haven of green lushness…my mint is poised to overtake the space with my heirloom grape tomato plants shooting to 5 feet in height, heavy with blossoms. My eggplant,

Don’t Sweat the Summer

The stories vary, like any legend, I guess (true or not; legend or not…). Some accounts say Coca Cola was introduced on May 6, 1886 and some say June 6, 1886. Either way, this iconic brand has been around for a long time and this one little beverage changed everything…for better or for worse, depending on your view.

 

Life As a Plant-Passionate Gym Rat

I began my plant-based macrobiotic practice 36 years ago when I was terminally ill. Given about nine months to live, all my attention moved to healing and what I had to do in order to well…live. I was committed to doing what needed doing, what needed changing.

 

Your Precious Skin

I love The Environmental Working Group. I have found that their research is impeccable and they do not resort to simple scare tactics. But they also don’t shy away from the truth. I turn to them for a lot of information.

This month, as spring springs, we think skin. We want to reveal a dewy lush complexion as we face sunny days and fewer clothes, but it’s important to take care of our largest breathing organ and to know what is in the product we are slathering all over our precious skin.

Multiple Surfaces That Needs Cleaning? No Problem!

I love this simple to make multi-surface cleaner. I use it for just about every surface in my house, from the dining table to granite counters to wooden cabinets. It smells great, disinfects and cleans like nobody’s business. And there’s no need for a boatload of different products!

 

2 teaspoons borax

Clean, Fresh Laundry…No Sweat

My husband and I are both athletes. Robert is a distance runner and gym devotee and I am a gym rat through and through. We also work hard, on our feet most of the day, resulting in what I call “The Always Full and Thoroughly Stinky’ laundry basket.

 

Sweaty gym clothes, day to day work clothes, towels, sheets and linens mean that I do a lot of laundry…and the cost of detergent (and the dicey ingredients in a lot of them…) was making me crazy.

 

Naturally Clean!

Spring cleaning. It’s that gorgeous time of year when we throw open the windows and air out our homes after a long winter. Just like our bodies want to hit the refresh button (and we have been doing that…right?), we also want to refresh our living space.

 

We clean and scrub, polish and dust until floors, surfaces and windows sparkle and shine.