How to Start Being a Vegan

SURPRISE! The blue-haired hippie is a vegan! Who'd have guessed it, right? There are a number of reasons why people go vegan, which is a post for another day, but in this one I'm going to assume you already have your reasons and are ready to take ...more

Choose Joy This Holiday Season

I always have mixed feeling when the holidays roll in each year. There are hints of melancholy here and there. I usually end up looking at old pictures during the season and feel sad when I think about people I've loved who are no longer with me.  ...more

Get Through the Holiday Season Without Regrets

You've been doing so well this fall. Summer was behind us and it was time to turn your priorities back to you: exercise, less wine, more healthy food, more time for you. And now, ugh, the holidays are coming up and you are afraid all your good ...more

5 Tips For Practicing Yoga at Home

One question that I'm often asked is, "I love yoga but I want to be able to practice at home instead of going to a yoga studio all the time. What are some tips to start and maintain a home yoga practice?" It seems like a relatively simple thing to ...more

I Won't Let Depression Steal My Holiday Season

This won't be the usual "How to Survive the Holidays" post. I won't recite to you what you can find on WebMD, PsychCentral or the Mayo Clinic's website about holiday depression. I probably cannot give you tips on how to make it through the next few ...more

How to Stay Warm During Winter Workouts

Forecasters are predicting that it is going to be another really cold winter. Which means that if you are continuing your workouts in the fresh outdoors, you need to be protected from the elements. Here are a few things you can do to stay warm as the chillier temperatures move in. ...more
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5 Things I Want My Son to Know About Mental Illness

These days, I have it under control pretty well with medications. But it was some scary stuff back then. If my child ever had any of these problems that I have? Well, I feel like I would never forgive myself, that it would somehow be my fault. What if he found out about my condition, what if he found out about the thoughts? I feel like I might die if that happened. ...more
Thank you for posting this. I am also a mother struggling with several mental health issues. It ...more

My Breast Cancer Diagnosis and the Unlikely Friendship

I didn’t like Gail, and Gail didn’t like me. If grown-up life is just high school replayed, the two of us had all the makings of a cafeteria girl fight. ...more

Double chocolate Paleo gooey cake

(that you would never guess are kind of healthy!) As you can guess from the title, this recipe is all things good in the world: chocolate, gooey, cake, yes. They’re also grain-free and accidentally egg-free. I went to add in the egg and we were OUT OF EGGS ....more

We Shared a Moment

On one of these long, schooI-less days, I got a rare cuddle from my teen daughter....more

Jingle All the Way 5K Recap

I made some last-minute changes to my travel itinerary for the holidays, so I fueled up (both me and my car) and hit the road this morning back to PA. Yes that’s a venti. Don’t judge ....more

Gift of Running

I ran 8 miles last night, and it felt awesome. For the last several months, I’ve cut down significantly on my running, and it’s been tough. I’m not going to lie ....more

My Morning “Me” Time

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc.and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #McCafeMyWay #CollectiveBias My days start early ....more

Jazzercise, Deli Lunch and a Beachside Walk

Good afternoon! Today started off on a great note with a mother/daughter workout! My mom, sister and I headed off to Jazzercise after breakfast this morning and it was one of the most energetic classes I’ve taken in a while! ...more

Grant met Santa

We had our cliche “Baby’s First Christmas – let’s go visit Santa” this past weekend. I had no idea how it was going to go, but it ended up going great! We went to one mall, but the line was at least 60 families deep ....more

Glamorous New Years Eve Makeup Tutorial

Hi everyone! This is the perfect glamorous New Years Eve Makeup Tutorial with a smokey winged liner. It’s glamorous, dramatic, fun, sultry, and super smokey ....more

The Go! Go! Gail! last-minute healthy holiday gift guide

Um, Christmas is in a couple days. Eeek! Need a gift idea? ...more

Over 60 and losing your teeth? It could indicate physical and mental decline

If you're over 60 and starting to lose teeth, you should take note of this research.A team from University College London analyzed data from more than 3,100 adults 60 and older (in England) and found a link between tooth loss and physical and mental decline.After ruling out thinks like age, gender, smoking, drinking, depression, physical health and socioeconomic status, the resarchers found that seniors who had lost all their natural teeth performed about 10% worse on memory and walking tests.Here's the article I read if you'd like more info:...more