I haven’t used shampoo or conditioner in almost a decade.  When I was a teenager, I got really tired of the effect shampoo and conditioner had on my hair.  I had constant dandruff (despite using anti-dandruff shampoos) and I never looked forward to washing my hair because it would fluff up and look ridiculous, especially […]

My journey began when I was a teenager.  I love Feng Shui and was constantly cleaning and rearranging my room to suit the flow.  I was always purging my room only to re-accumulate over time.  I loved the simplicity of a perfectly placed plant next to a stone to imbibe an area with a certain […]

Just tried this homemade toothpaste recipe from http://www.tammysrecipes.com/homemade_toothpaste Love it! I ran out of my Tom’s toothpaste the other day and haven’t managed to remember to get some while at the store.  I realized I had all the ingredients necessary to make homemade toothpaste (coconut oil, stevia, baking soda, peppermint oil).  I tried it and […]

I ran out of eggs this morning but really wanted to make some corn bread. So, I improvised. The recipe only calls for one egg so it isn’t that devastating to replace it with something else. I wanted the cornbread to be moist, not-too dense, have good flavor and with a little tang. So I […]

One of the most often poisoned and frequent weeds found in the United States is Dandelion. The whole plant is edible and not to mention delicious. I get very excited to see them bloom in the spring and fall.  My husband and I go out and pick as many as we can find and make […]

This is one of my favorite snacks.  I call it Mushroom Delight. Here is my simple and tasty recipe.  It will feed two people well: 6 or 7 medium/small size portabella mushrooms 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 tablespoon of butter 1/4 cup of fresh chopped basil 1 sliced and quartered vine ripened tomato Balsamic […]

We learn… 10% of what we read; 20% of what we hear; 30% of what we see; 50% of what we both hear and see; 70% of what is discussed; 80% of what we experience personally; 95% of what we teach to someone else.” – William Glasser How do we continuously improve?  If we can […]

My husband loves his ab workouts.  This is the routine he usually follows. He has an “ab ripper” dvd that pretty much wears him out despite it only intending to last about 10 minutes.  Sometimes 10 minutes is all it takes.  You just have to have the dedication to do it. My main tip is […]

Don’t be confused.  There is calisthenics and there is Callanetics. Callanetics is a system designed by Callan Pinckney.  I have one of her books that was actually printed in 1984. As a young woman, Callan spent years hitchhiking around Europe and Central Africa, where she tracked animal migrations, India and even Japan..  It was a […]

I live on a budget.  Then again, who doesn’t?  My downfall is that I like to eat well.  When I was a little younger, I had a really great summer job that helped me make double my income from the previous year in just a few months.  By the end of the year, however,  I […]