QUIET TIME

Betrayed wives: Is Time the Great Healer? Or Are You...

They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.~Andy Warhol...more

Mentor, Find One Who Propels You. I Did.

In life one hopes to be lucky enough to find a mentor- someone who helps to mold the person you dream of becoming one day. This person lifts you, guides you, and inspires you to be the best – often resulting in something you didn’t even know you were capable of. This person is Maureen Haynes-Starr. Maureen was my mentor over 15 years ago and firmly holds that position today....more

Importance of Feedback and A recipe for Tempeh

Great advice on going beyond your comfort exercise zone. Super recipe for Tempeh. Here at Applecrumbles.com...more

Best of 2009

2009 was definitely the year of the Veg & Green lifestyle.  From Ellen to Oprah, Tal Ronnen to Alicia Silverstone, Gardein to Daiya, the last year of the decade was a veritable vegan, health & eco fireworks extravaganza! So I figured I'd compile my faves of the last year in case any of you missed them so that you can enjoy them well into the new decade ; ) ...more

When to Quit

The year 2009 was so tumultuous for everyone, can we please just sleep through 2010? Please, Financial Fairy, can we take a little nap? Go through the next one with our eyes closed? Okay, probably not. But there may be ways to rest without sleeping at the wheel. Operative word: rest. Go ahead. You worked hard in 2009. For a short time, take the opportunity to rest on your accomplishments. Are you alive? Keeping a bank account? Feeding the family? Yourself? Kudos. ...more

Making Room for 2010: My Three Steps

What do you do to make room for the year ahead? Sometimes we’ve got to clear out before we can call in all that good stuff we want to generate from now till end-2010. Here are my favorite three steps. 1. Out with the Old (Purge, Baby, Purge)...more

Changing and Recycling Your Own Used Oil Filter

Are you a wannabe do-it-yourselfer who has been afraid to try to change your own oil? While this task can seem daunting, if done carefully, it doesn't have to be messy or complicated. We've broken the process down into three simple and eco-friendly steps, so be sure to read the entire series: Changing Your Own Motor Oil (Wednesday, December 30); Changing and Recycling Your Own Used Oil Filter  (Tuesday, January 5), and Recycling Your Used Oil (Wednesday, January 6)....more

Don't Let Vehicle Neglect Take the Fun Out of Your Holiday Travel

Don't let soaring gas prices gobble up your hard-earned money as you travel to visit loved ones over the holidays! Our colleagues at the Car Care Council suggest you to take some time to perform some simple care on your vehicle for better gas mileage.  ...more

What Would Santa Drive?

What would Santa drive if you were creating the ultimate toy delivery vehicle, and could rely on more than reindeer power to propel it? ...more