Bet  the drug companies won't like this one getting  around. ...more

American Ramadan Day Three: 29 Days of Fasting, Jesus and New Year

I cheated today on three sips of water. I couldn’t talk with my mouth and throat that dry. ...more

4Women Giving Back!

What do 4women.com and 4 “not very fit, crazy women in their 40’s” who are planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro have in common?  All are the creative outcomes of women touched by breast cancer, who as a result of their experiences want to do something on behalf of other women.  Meet “Team Attitude at Altitude,” ...more

I Love A Good Hair Story

I really do love a good hair story. I love to hear about what women go through when they consider making a change. I love to hear how they feel when someone tells them their hair looks good and I love hair products. Conditioners, shampoos, spritzes, sprays, gels, color...you name it and I either own it, have owned it or will own it. My hair has always been all over the place. Literally and figuratively. ...more


THE MANTELPIECE DIET  Desperation has set in. 50 is supposed to be the new 40, but suddenly it means what it did when I was 12; 50 is ancient; but ok I can handle the age. Isn’t it supposed to be the time when you finally get your mind together…. ...more

Benefits of Antioxidants on your skin www.mgbellapelle.com

ANTIOXIDANTS AND YOUR SKIN     What are Antioxidants and how do they work?   ...more

Dear Teeth: I'm Sorry

It's been six years.  Six years, one marriage, and two pregnancies since I have seen a dentist. Is there a little emoticon for hanging your head in shame?  Why did I let it get this far?  Is it because I hate using the telephone?  Because I'm too busy taking care of Sawyer to take care of me?  Because I don't want to add anything else to the budget? Maybe a little of column A and a little of column B, but no matter which column the reasoning comes from, my mouth is not going to be happy when I get into the dentist's office this week.  ...more

Are salads making us fat?

What A SHOCK! Salads low calorie, maybe not..... Check ou these Comparisons SALADS CHessecake Factory Ceasar Salad 1699 calories...145g fat...44g carbs...65g protien Applebee's Stacked Tostada Salad 1400 calories...119g fat...38g carbs...50g protien CHeesecake Factory Cobb Salad 1340 calories...96g fat...47g carbs...74g protien Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad 1237 calories...74g fat...91g carbs...58g protein Chili's Southwestern Cobb Salad 1117 calories...82g fat...40g carbs...46g protien ...more

My Hips and I have reached a Peace Accord

Here lately it seems my hips have my complete and total attention when I get out of bed in the morning.  They are stiff and angry and generally just not nice.  They ache and they crack and they complain.I can hear them crabbing at each other every morning.Righty "Man oh man why did she have to lift all they hay last night?" ...more

Getting my (increasingly larger) ass in gear.

So I took a vacation in the beginning of June to Mexico. It was delightful. I worked for 5 months to be bathing suite ready. I then proceeded to eat and drink my weight in guacamole, carne asada and beer. Nice. But, hell man, it was a good time. Only I’m still acting like I’m on vacation… ...more