Category Archives: Health

Mushroom Green Beans

The holidays would not be the same without some form of dish with green beans. These beans are very high in vitamin A, C and K and are excellent sources of fiber and folic acid. Ingredients 1 pk petite French beans 1 tsp olive oil Dash Pink Himalayan Salt 2 cloves of garlic ( finely […]

Lemon Cranberry Sauce

During the holidays almost every dinner table will have some type of cranberry sauce. This sauce is super easy to make and you will not want to buy store bought any more. The taste is superb and you can make it in 15 minutes. Cranberries are loaded with antioxidants and nutrients so they are definitely […]

Mushrooms and Vitamin B12

I love cooking with mushrooms. They are a fungus and a favorite of many kitchens around the world. According to the US Department of Agriculture, over 97% of the mushrooms produced in the US are the bottom mushrooms, portobello, and crimini mushrooms. About 87 percent of all mushrooms are grown in California and Pennsylvania. Mushrooms […]

Chanelling Grief

Join me and my friend Timothy Burchette, RN, in a conversation where we discuss one way to channel grief: through movement. Over the year, especially during the holiday season, grief can appear in ways and waves. That headache and those tense shoulders could be your body’s way of storing unresolved emotions and energy. We must […]

Pause and Reflect

The Power of Gratitude During the Holidays Meister Eckhart, a 13th century mystic, wrote, “If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” The holiday season is always an appropriate time to take a few minutes, pause, and reflect on the gifts you’ve been given, the people you […]

Managing Your Expectations

My last three conversations with my besties have been about managing expectations. It surprised me. Even though my women friends span generations, it was encouraging to hear them say that managing expectations were the most important avenue to reducing stress level and living a happy and more fulfilled life. It is a rarity that you […]

Aging with Mental Clarity

The idea that you can retain the power to stretch your mind after you are 60 and still have the ability to mentally defend yourself against the negative influences that often pervade your consciousness will powerfully increase your sense of self and well-being. Mind stretching is the process of teaching the brain a new way […]

5 Practices for Mental Fortitude

It is a myth that you are born with characteristics that make you mentally strong throughout your life. As you grow and develop your personality, you develop mental strength with practice, grit, and intention. You have the power to defend against the negative influences that pervade your conscious as well as the unconscious mind, often […]

Menopausal Weight Gain

Effective weight management is more than just eating well and exercising, especially for women in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s which are usually the perimenopause and menopause years. During the perimenopause and menopause years, a woman’s body undergoes many hormonal changes. Certain hormones are responsible for weight gain, particularly around the midsection, where there […]

Foods for a Healthy Period

Prostaglandins usually cause period pains. These fatty acid compounds are in the cells throughout our body, but the ones in the epithelial layer of the uterus are responsible for causing cramps.  Another factor in painful periods is estrogen. Among other things, estrogen is responsible for thickening the uterine lining so the uterus can support a […]