It’s been a year since the pandemic REALLY hit most of us. It was this week last year that the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. But is that what made it real for you? I was inspired for this post by an opinion piece by John Paul Brammer in the Washington Post … More When Did You Know?
The morning of the first Friday in March, I went to see a podiatrist. My foot had been hurting, and the next morning my son was returning from college for Spring Break, bringing with him a Japanese exchange student who was graduating and wanted to investigate possible graduate schools in my hometown of Washington DC. … More It’s like déjà vu all over again..except hopefully not
Last night was the Lunar New Year, and so here we are in the Year of the Ox! My son had quite an evening of it all. It turned out that his college had a two-and-a-half hour Zoom Lunar New Year festival right before his radio show, which featured two hours of pan-Asian music. Because … More Welcome to the Year of the Ox
So this is the post I planned to post today… If my faith community has supported my spiritual/emotional health, my local farmers market has helped me maintain my physical health. I am so grateful to the farmers and vendors and organizers of our market, the Cary Downtown Farmers Market. I took this picture this morning … More The 12-ish Gifts of 2020: Farmers Markets
This weekend was the first weekend that there was a full bounty of vegetables at our local Farmers Market, the Cary Downtown Farmers Market. So I really wanted to make something to showcase all the lovely produce available right now. I don’t like to do pasta two weeks in a row, but it seemed like … More Meatless Monday: Farmers Market Bounty
In response to the coronavirus social distancing, many major stores are offering some “senior only” shopping hours to reduce potential exposure of the most vulnerable population, the elderly; in Chicago, it is required of all “essential business” wanting to stay open during their lock-in. In most cases, the senior shopping hours are when the stores … More Senior Shopping Hours
What would you do if you found out you had inoperable cancer and only had a few months to live? Would you commit to a heavy regimen of chemotherapy and medical treatment? Would you work with a naturapath to transform your diet? Would you continue your tradition of starting off the day by eating two … More Book Review: 100 Days of Happiness
Do you know Nia? It is a non-impact aerobic workout program to international music that draws from many different strands of dance, martial arts, yoga, and other wellness practices. But in a Nia routine, participants are supposed to address not only the body component of health, but also of the mind and spirit. At least … More Preparing for the Solar Eclipse with Nia