I’m currently recovering from my first cold of the season. Yechh. It’s a chest cold, with a lingering cough. I hate those. Sneezing can be kind of fun; coughing never is.
I’m not big on taking over-the-counter cold medicines. It seems to me that they just prolong the cold and, in the case of a cough, keep your body from doing what it can to get rid of the congestion.… Read more
My mother slept between 2 and 4 hours a night for a little over half her life. It started around the time she gave birth and lasted until she passed away. I admired the fact that she lived her life fully in spite of it.… Read more
I’m writing this article with a towel wrapped around my head. Under the towel is a plastic bag and under the bag is my hair, well gooped in olive oil.
My thick, shiny, oily hair started to become dry and frizzy 10 years ago.… Read more
Towards the end of winter, I get a craving for red radishes. White ones and daikon will do in a pinch, but not the pink. As soon as they show up in the Farmers Market I’ll start buying 4 bunches for the week and munch them throughout the day as a snack.… Read more
Many articles that I’ve read about maintaining good health as we grow older say it’s important to move your body in a variety of ways every day. Experts say that the body is designed to move and not to sit all day.… Read more
I just read Bubby Sadie’s post on Willpower Cookies. Great idea. It’s a brilliant way to eat sweets without going overboard. Coincidentally, I’ve been thinking about treats, too. I’m in the mood for chocolate right now.
I have my family’s sensitivity to sugar, so I limit how much of it I eat, so I use Stevia in my tea and coffee.… Read more
I haven’t napped since kindergarten. Back then, every day after mid-morning snack, the soft, thick mats were pulled out of the big closet and laid on the classroom floor. We kindergarteners would lie down in the quiet, darkened room for a blissful half-hour nap.… Read more
It doesn’t snow much where I live. I know: Canada, the frozen north. But really, last year it snowed once, on Christmas Day, and melted in four hours. Typically, it snows a few inches and melts off in less than a week.… Read more
Recently, I had a somewhat painful, yet liberating experience. A good friend does de-cluttering as a business. I do computer support and consulting. She needed some help with her Mac and asked if I’d like to trade my skills for hers.… Read more