Kale Salad!

Okay, I know these two words elicit fear and, perhaps, revulsion from many of you.  Nonetheless, I’m here to tell you that true joy really can come from their combination!  Here’s a lunch I’ve been whipping up lately.  It’s delicious, filling, nutritive, and calorically reasonable.  A perfect combo. 1 big bowl kale (4 big leaves […]

It’s A New Day

I recently wrote to you about one of the biggest sacrifices in my life.  I wanted to let you know that I’ve started a new routine, prompted by my “friend” Kimberly Snyder and her new book The Beauty Detox Foods. The routine has definitely not replaced the irreplaceable.  But, it seems to be helping me cope […]

Well rested or utterly heartbroken?

Sleep.  Ahhh.  Such an amazing, wonderful, comforting, rejuvenating concept.  Other than hot showers, amazing food, peeing after having held it much longer than you should have and…a few other things…I’m not sure there’s a sensual equal to the awesomeness of pure and unadulterated sleep.  Yet, despite all of its bonuses, I certainly don’t want to […]

Daily Dream: Unrealistic Astronaut Aspirations

Today marks the anniversary of the first US space walk by Ed White in 1965. While I wasn’t alive for this special moment in history, as a youngster, I participated in an equally monumental event…the debut of the movie Space Camp.  I knew instantly, upon watching Andie and Rudy deal successfully with their accidental launch into orbit, […]

Happy Stand For Children Day…

Having spent nearly a decade advocating for underprivileged children who have been neglected and abused, I can’t stem off the pride and thankfulness that swell my heart when I hear about the good work people across our nation are doing to equalize the education playing field and help the underdogs access true avenues to success. […]

A Fanny Pack that isn’t hideous?? Impossible.

My mom and I try to take at least one substantial trip a year together.  My mom loves to buy us matching bags before we leave for the trips.  One year she bought us these: And another year she got truly hideous HUGE old school black fanny packs from Walmart.   She fell in love […]