Category Archives: Healthy Living

Charities we love: Jenn and Liv (again), and The BC Relief Foundation

In the next issue of Amoena Life magazine, coming to your mailbox in a few weeks, you’ll read about Jenn Gibbons, an inspirational athlete who’s going the distance for breast cancer awareness and support. I mentioned her earlier this year, but … Continue reading

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Being Well: Why a Visit to the Farmers’ Market is Good for You

How often do you get a text from your farmer to say that one of their Jersey milk cows was about to calf? And their blueberries are almost ready for picking? My farmer friend, Denise, sends me texts regularly to keep … Continue reading

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Zen Habits: How to be happy

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to be happy — pondering the question, “How is the best way to live?”  There are plenty of resources for discovery in this area — probably too many! But every time I … Continue reading

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Surviving Swimwear Season

It’s the first of March and spring is right around the corner which means so is spring break and swimsuit season–that time of year when we shriek in terror, run to the gym, go shopping and cross our fingers that … Continue reading

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Debunking the myths about supplements

Two hours ago, I marched into my local Target, determined to leave with a bottle of Vitamin D supplements. I had mentioned on Facebook this morning that I have contracted yet another cold (my third since November!), and a friend commented that I … Continue reading

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How to Become a Real ‘Whiz’ at Juicing

…and possibly feel a lot better, too! A few weeks ago I saw a close friend for the first time in a couple of months. On our previous encounter she had been dealing with a lot of life-stresses which included … Continue reading

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Alternative Medicine: Many thoughts, many ways

Forgive me for what is bound to be a circuitous blog post. It all started when I was surfing the web (isn’t that how a lot of disjointed thoughts get started?) and realized that a theme has emerged over the … Continue reading

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Take a (Caprese) Bite Out of Holiday Entertaining

Who doesn’t love a season devoted to get-togethers involving food? Me, that’s who! Oh, it’s not because I don’t like get-togethers or food – it’s just that I’m one of those people who waits until the last minute, and then … Continue reading

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If You Give Me Enough Rope …

Some things never change, even when we are in the midst of what we think are significant transformations. As outgoing as I appear to be, I am actually pretty shy. I mention this only because it took me nearly two … Continue reading

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Wellness and Gratitude

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a … Continue reading

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