My Favorite Salad & Dressing

My Favorite Salad & Dressing

I know… no good story starts with a salad. That is true. However, many a good diet does indeed. Below is my favorite salad and vinaigrette dressing. Salad: Mixed greens Grape Tomatoes Halved (about 10) About 1/4 of a whole cucumber sliced and quartered Shredded...
Exercise for the body & the mind

Exercise for the body & the mind

I have been asked what my fitness “why” is. The answer: I do it because I can, and because it makes me feel a little like a superhero. When you can flip more tires and do more weighted squats than anyone else in a competition, when you beat your husband in a push up...
What’s Behind Your Minivan Mystery Door?

What’s Behind Your Minivan Mystery Door?

Remember that game show “Let’s make a deal!” with the prizes behind the mystery doors? My minivan is fully equipped with two mystery doors. It didn’t come that way, the mystery doors are an upgrade feature my children have provided. You’re thinking...
Goals: Set them…

Goals: Set them…

The idea of setting goals and writing them down is overplayed like a favorite song on the radio. You need goals, it’s true. Writing them down or shouting them across Facebook & Twitter will indeed hold you accountable. True again. But you already know that...
If I Stay: A Wicked Sexy Smart Review

If I Stay: A Wicked Sexy Smart Review

If I Stay, written by Gayle Forman, bursts through the gate with a poignant opening line, “Everyone thinks it was because of the snow.” And immediately, even if you live under a rock and haven’t seen the movie trailers, the reader settles in to a sense of...