It Was a Pretty Big Year for Doctoring

I am pleased to tell you, my doctor visits for the 2019 calendar year are now complete. Optometrist, check (my contact prescription, now a -11, allows for not quite 20/20 vision and with my contacts in, I can't read anything within arm's length without my reading glasses). Dentist, check (gold star...even my gums are healthy).…

When a Diet is About More than Health

About 5 1/2 years ago, I embarked on a journey to become "healthy". At the time, becoming "healthy" meant feeling healthy. I wanted to have energy to run and hike and bike and ski. I wanted to eat without doing any type of math. I wanted my food choices to benefit my health, not destroy…

Challenged

Have you ever noticed how 'other people' (not talking about you, necessarily) tend to agree with everything they read or hear that supports their thinking, but deem anything contrary as unreliable, inaccurate, or insignificant? For example... You may know someone with pretty strong opinions when it comes to politics. They are a staunch Democrat/Republican and…

50

Yep. It's official. It happened. The world has now been graced with my presence for over 50 years. ('Over' meaning I meant to get this posted on my birthday, but I didn't.) You're very welcome, btw. So in honor of that milestone birthday, I was thinking about all the possibilities..what words of wisdom could I bestow…

Keeping It Simple

It’s simple. Or it should be. Eating, that is. I believe Michael Pollan said it best: "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Makes sense. But for some reason, we feel a need to complicate eating. We keep coming up with these crazy a$$ diets that promise to magically transform our bodies into the 'ideal'.…