Archive for May 2017

Kombucha is good for you

Kombucha is good for you
Kombucha is a 2,000 year old fermented beverage of tea and sugar.  After being fermented, kombucha becomes carbonated and contains vinegar, b-vitamins, enzymes, probiotics and a high concentration of acid which are connected with many benefits.  They include improved digestion, weight loss increased energy, cleansing and detoxification, immune support, reduced joint pain and depression and cancer prevention.... Read more »

All about my first mammogram

All about my first mammogram
I am approaching forty and my OB suggested I get a baseline mammogram at my convenience. Then I ignored her request for too long and for some reason put off making the appointment. My conscious nagged me that early detection for breast cancer is crucial and I need to do this.  Eventually I called and proudly made a... Read more »

How to make a frittata

How to make a frittata
A frittata is an Italian egg dish made with beaten eggs resembling an omelet.  This delicious and easy breakfast, brunch or lunch is a crowd pleaser and a great way to use the peppers, spinach and other wilting veggies in the fridge. First, I chopped the peppers, onion and potatoes. Next I sautéed them until soft... Read more »
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Things I am loving: A meditation app and a yoga headband

Things I am loving: A meditation app and a yoga headband
There are some new things I am loving that I want to share with you this summer-like afternoon. Insight Timer app is any easy way to track and encourage my meditation practice.  This free app (see above) offers guided meditation, groups and also a timer to track your meditation. It also shows me that 3,783 other people... Read more »

What I am reading: Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

What I am reading: Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life
The recently deceased Chicago author, Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life sat on my coffee table for close to a week waiting to be read. Life is busy.  Last night I eyed the book while instead of reading was dealing with dinner, kids, driving, homework, reading, emails and at about 10:30 p.m. I finally got... Read more »

How to naturally repel ants

How to naturally repel ants
This is the time of year when the ants come marching two by two into my home and I am constantly researching, investigating and experimenting with how to naturally repel ants. I’ve learned this year, especially in Chicago, there are more ants, spiders and mosquitos due to the tremendous amounts of rain. I strongly dislike the idea... Read more »
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Saying goodbye to my dog

Saying goodbye to my dog
Thirteen Mays ago my husband and I, then newlyweds, adopted an adorable puppy.  This puppy got very big and ruined carpet, ate toys, stole napkins along with our hearts. He frustrated me with his constant need for attention and his white dog hair on everything from my black pants to my yoga mat. His wagging... Read more »