At the start of the 2014 Philadelphia Susan G. Komen 3 Day

My Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk for Breast Cancer Experience

Do you have a bucket list, or any set number of experiences you want to have in your lifetime? Well, since its inception I have wanted to participate in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3 Day event, but for one reason or another the timing of the event did not make it possible. The 3 Day is when thousands of women and men walk 60 miles over 3 days in an effort to raise money to end breast cancer. This year it will take place in 7 cities across the country during September and October. This … [Read More...]

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How to Support Your Favorite NFL Players While Giving Back

In my home we have a saying with regards to football season. Being from New York I am still partial to my Giants despite what might be another dismal season ahead. Living in Philly with three Eagles fans I now root for them too, except when they play against the Giants, of course. So in our house we root for the Eagles, the Giants, and whoever is playing against the Cowboys. After all, you either love the Cowboys or you hate them. There is no in-between. Though we are an anti-Cowboy … [Read More...]

The latest on addiction and recovery from Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation

How to Help Loved Ones Get – and Stay Sober

Addiction and substance abuse have been in the headlines quite a bit lately. From Philip Seymour Hoffman to Elizabeth Vargas, Robin Williams, and so many others, there are very real public and private battles with addiction happening every single day. Afflicting people of all financial situations, ages, races, and religions, addiction does not discriminate. When I was a kid I knew this one girl, who I will call Beth. She was extremely bright with a big smile and a hearty laugh, though few … [Read More...]

Make Success Mandatory

How Jeremy Scott Made Success Mandatory

  Jeremy Scott is a self-proclaimed “master of failure.” That sounds pretty pathetic, does it not? However, it is through his mastery of failures that Jeremy Scott has developed an appreciation for success. Not just the pinnacle of success, but the process of succeeding. In his new book, Make Success Mandatory, Jeremy offers his exercises and tips for success in your life. As a fitness trainer and coach, he has seen firsthand what makes people (including himself) thrive after years … [Read More...]

Essential Oils by the Research

The Straight Up Guide to Essential Oil Research — Part Two

In yesterday's post I gave you a wealth of essential oils research listed by ailment. For those who may be curious about particular oils, I thought it might also be a good … [Read More...]

The Research Behind Essential Oils

The Straight Up Guide to Essential Oil Research

Whenever I talk about essential oils, it occurs to me that we have it all backwards. Why is it that the natural leaves and herbs, the stuff that nature intended to cure us, is … [Read More...]

Beware of the Super Bananas

Why You Should Beware of Those Super Fruits

Over the past few years we’ve been hearing a lot about “super foods,” those fruits and vegetables that contain the most vitamins and antioxidants. All the time we see lists in … [Read More...]

Get your workout on with aqua aerobics

Want a New Workout? Give Aqua Aerobics a Try!

Working out is such a personal topic. Some people love to run, getting a high each time they step into their sneakers. For others it may be tennis, spin class (me), martial … [Read More...]


How Celebrities and WWE Superstars Hope to Stop Bullying

In case I haven’t mentioned it on the blog just yet, my kids are completely obsessed with WWE. Obsessed I tell you. By the way, have I mentioned yet that they are obsessed … [Read More...]

Thoughtful Thursday Linky

Thoughtful Thursday: The Foundation of Girls and Women in Sports

Forty years ago, tennis legend Billie Jean King founded the Women's Sports Foundation, and organization dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through sports and … [Read More...]

The Light the Night Walk

Why it is Time for Everyone to Light the Night

Put on your walking shoes, grab your family, and get ready to light up the night. This fall, Light The Night walks will be taking place throughout the country, and it is a fabulous way to get your whole family involved in the beauty of giving back to a cause that matters. Did you know that leukemia is the single most common cancer in children and teens? In fact, it accounts for almost 1 out of 3 childhood cancers. A good friend of ours is a hematologist oncologist at the Children’s … [Read More...]

Homemade lip balm using essential oils

My Favorite All-Natural Homemade Lip Balm

This week I had my first ever essential oils party at my home. I know I keep saying over and over again, but the more I learn about the power of essential oils to heal and purify the body, the more amazed I am by them. Whether you use essential oils for skincare, sleep issues, stress, or illness, these little bottles are truly nature's best medicines. The more I read and learn, the more baffled I am that this is considered "alternative" when synthetic items that parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, … [Read More...]

3 Ways to Reduce the Signs of Stress-Related Aging

3 Ways to Reduce Stress Related Aging

Let’s face it. Life can be stressful. There are moments when I look in the mirror and see the sign of stress related aging. There are days I wish I could go back and be a kid again, when my biggest concern was getting my homework done in time to play outside before it got dark. Though I have never seen the movie, sometimes I would love to be Benjamin Button, living life in reverse. The truth is, even though we would love to, we can’t take away life’s stressors. We can, however, control how we … [Read More...]

Evolution Fresh sweet greens with lemon

The Evolution of Fresh, with Evolution Fresh

    I have a confession to make. Whenever I go to Starbucks, especially to hang out there for a while and get some work done, I purchase a package of Evolution Harvest snacks. The spicy pepita flavor is hard for me to resist, though the cocoa flavor comes in handy too when the mood strikes. At home though, we are those people who make green smoothies all the time. Well, they aren’t always green in color. Pinks, purples and yellows are popular around here too. We blend our … [Read More...]

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