Legislation to regulate the American food system for the better may be an uphill battle, but an individual’s ability to affect change is very powerful. — Read on http://www.organicauthority.com/ Continue reading 2 Critical Ways Americans Can Change the Food System – Organic Authority
I’m always looking for plant-based recipes that are healthy, tasty, filling, quick and easy to make, nutritional; and that my family will eat too. Loaded plant-based baked potato is one that fits the bill. It has 3 simple ingredients, plus … Continue reading Loaded Plant-Based Baked Potato
The other day, I left my ear buds at home when I took my walk. I am working at staying disconnected from my devices when I … Continue reading Peaceful, mindful walk
What would you do if you suddenly had unexpected free-time in your work schedule? How would you spend it? Most people would jump for joy at this opportunity, but I found myself feeling uneasy and unprepared for this gift of “free time”. Continue reading Unexpected Free Time – How would you spend it?
I’m sitting on my front porch enjoying the slightly cool, fresh air and gentle breeze while being serenaded by the variety of birds singing their morning song. It is glorious!
When I’m with nature, I feel inspired and motivated. It gets my creative juices flowing. I find I accomplish more when I connect with nature.
What inspires and motivates you? Please share in my comments. Continue reading Spring Mornings, Meditation and Inspirations
Got curves and don’t know what to wear this Spring 2017? Check out The Chriselle Factor blog. It is one of my favorite fashion blogs and I love that its latest blog post addresses Spring fashion for curvy women. http://thechrisellefactor.com/2017/04/spring-outfits-curvy-girls/ Continue reading Got Curves? Check out these Spring Outfits.
This has definitely been a strange winter. I live in Pittsburgh where winters are often long, cold, snowy, gloomy and dreaded. But this winter has hardly … Continue reading Grateful for Snow
A dear friend of mine recently underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery all on the same day. 7 years ago she lost her husband to colon cancer. I wanted to get her something unique and special that symbolized life, longevity, strength, and beauty. Continue reading In Search Of A Special Gift For A Major Life Event
This is great news that China is putting a ban on all ivory trading and processing activites. Continue reading The World’s Largest Ivory Market In China Bans All Trading And Processing. — Zest For Life
I know that happiness is being present in the now, so why do I forget that sometimes? I was recently offered a position that gave me the opportunity to travel regularly. I had a lot of plans wrapped around this … Continue reading Happiness is Being Present in the Here and Now
I am always striving to become a better a person. I know I’m not perfect and there is always room for improvement. I have been concerned about … Continue reading Change Starts With Me
Chihuly Glass Sculptures Last Friday my husband and I were off so we decided to spend the day at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Phipps was established in 1893 in Pittsburgh, PA. It’s sandwiched between two well-known university campuses: Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. It’s one of my favorite places to visit, especially in the winter when everything is so gray. I brought my Nikon camera and captured some pretty nice shots. Here is a sampling of some of my favorites. Of course, it’s pretty easy to get some good shots when you’re working with such beautiful subjects. Phipps’ … Continue reading Enjoying Nature Indoors at Phipps
We had Spring-like winter weather yesterday, Sunday. It got up to 63 degrees on the last day of January in Pittsburgh, PA. Normally the temps this time of year in Pittsburgh are at least freezing if not colder. My husband … Continue reading Winter Cycling in Spring-like Weather
I came across this in my draft. I may have already posted it a while back, but after reading it, I decided this is a message worth reposting and rereading. I hope you like it and find it inspiring. I … Continue reading What I’m Most Grateful for is…LIFE
My daughter is a sophomore in high school. She’s never bought the school lunch. I am good with that because I can control what she eats, since I pack her lunches for her. I try to find creative ways to … Continue reading Going Green at Lunch
I love this time of year. Everything is in bloom, the days are longer and warmer. I love to sit out on my deck. It overlooks woods and is in the back of my house. In the morning, upon awakening, I go downstairs, put on a pot of coffee, heat up a combo of almond and soymilk in preparation for my morning mocha. I love the ritual of preparing the drink, getting it just the right strenght, sweetness and temperature and pairing it with a small morsel of something sweet. While the coffee is brewing and the milk combo is … Continue reading Flowers and Mocha The Beauty of Impermanence