Cooking Tips From Mom and Me

Cooking Tips From Mom and Me

I Used to Think Eating an Applebees Oriental Chicken Salad Was Healthy! I wasn’t always a cook.  In fact, when our children were small and I was teaching full time and Mark was working full time, our family ate a lot of premade food, pasta and my favorite, Applebee’s...
Motherhood: It Ain’t for the Faint of Heart

Motherhood: It Ain’t for the Faint of Heart

Having Children Brought All My Fears to the Surface! Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who have had the rewarding, challenging, and at times harrowing experience of being a mother, or who have now developed a deep respect for their own mother or wife. I may be saying...
Is It Compassion Fatigue or Something Else?

Is It Compassion Fatigue or Something Else?

Compassion and Empathy are Not the Same! In fact, empathy can cause more suffering in the person who is trying to help, whereas compassion can uplift both the caregiver and the care receiver. So, if the science is correct, then there is no such thing as “compassion...
Mudras and all their Surprising Health Benefits

Mudras and all their Surprising Health Benefits

What is a Mudra and Why You Should Care? Has your yoga teacher ever asked you to put your thumb tip against your index finger and rest that on the lap either facing up or down?  He or she may have even told you that you were practicing Gyana or Chin Mudra, also known...
Aging Gracefully and Happily

Aging Gracefully and Happily

Lessons from Centenarians Teach Us How to Age More Gracefully! For years whenever someone complimented me, I would smile and redirect the conversation. I did not realize I was doing it.  I had adopted this approach because I believed it was what I was supposed to do....
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