CAUTION- Sharp Claws!

One of the great things about going to the beach is reading. I stuff a stack of magazines into a big bag, drag them to my towel draped ‘chaise’ and immerse myself in a sea of creative recipes, the latest fashion trends and of course, self-help tips. Two magazines I actually do enjoy reading are…

A thousand golden knots- Managing the ‘tangles’ we create..

Ever open your jewelry box and find your most precious possessions in a thousand tangles?   Most of us have probably spent at least one afternoon sitting at a table with tweezers  trying to undo tightly wound knots in delicate chains wondering how on earth things got so hopelessly messed up. This is exactly how…

Paintbrushes and Padding…

  I have always had issues with bathing suits.  More accurately speaking, I have always had issues with my body … IN a bathing suit.  The problem is I’m  flat chested; my silhouette is a little like a paintbrush- no curves, straight up and down, plenty of hair on my head. I remember lounging poolside…

Food for Life

So this is more of a recommendation than a recipe. Since we moved up to Charlotte in late August, I have been eating very differently than I’m used to..more restaurants, more meat, more delicious stuff that’s just not healthy. We’ve been busy, living in a small apt, I’ve been lazy, uninspired, and hey.. having someone…

The cost of a # Cheat day

The popular notion of sticking to your diet all week and then allowing yourself a “cheat day” or “cheat week-end” is under scrutiny. Health.com recently reported that people who have lost weight have a tendency to gain it back if they allow themselves to seriously over- indulge on week-ends or special occasions. While the problem…