Aging Gracefully, Facing Challenges, Living Healthier, Uncategorized

Thank my lucky stars

Early this morning Max (our 4-year-old border collie/golden retriever rescue baby) and I went on a walk.   As is often the case, a simple one hour walk relieved some stress and allowed me to sort out my often jumbled thoughts. As usual, the beauty of our Houston neighborhood soothes me.  This may be hard… Read More Thank my lucky stars

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Is Everything Fake & Toxic?

Anyone remember when most things were REAL?  Before everything was made of plastic, laminate, particle board, or synthetic fibers? Before every ingredient in our food, body care, and cleaners ended in  -phate, -kyl, or a long abbreviation or number? I know some of you will probably stop reading right now and blow my post off… Read More Is Everything Fake & Toxic?

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Gardening is cheaper than therapy….

One awesome thing about our new “normal” is that I’ve managed to find time to garden.  I’ve spent countless hours in the yard preparing a place for a vegetable garden, cleaning up the jungle that was our front yard when we moved in, and potting flowers.  Some of my fondest memories are from playing in… Read More Gardening is cheaper than therapy….

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“Fried” Catfish Po’boy

Sometimes you just need to go back to your roots for some comfort food!!!  Now, before I start in on this healthy recipe, let me tell you, that if available, I would choose REAL fried catfish with fried hushpuppies EVERY SINGLE TIME.  However, pulling out the propane tank, burner, pot, peanut oil, etc. at our… Read More “Fried” Catfish Po’boy

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Quick protein filled smoothie

So you’re post stem cell transplant, post chemo, post surgery,  or for whatever reason, you just don’t feel like eating or drinking!  In a normal healthy person’s life, this isn’t a cause for alarm; however, in the case of someone who has been sick for a while and has already lost weight and can easily… Read More Quick protein filled smoothie

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Essential Oils & a few of the reasons I fell in love with them

Essential Oils seem to be the latest craze as they are popping up everywhere!  If you don’t read anything else in this post, please read this:  The EO market is NOT regulated!!  Just because the bottle says that it’s pure, doesn’t mean it is!!!  Just like “Fragrance” on a label basically means “filled with MANY… Read More Essential Oils & a few of the reasons I fell in love with them

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Recipes of the day

Nothing beats homemade vegetable soup for comfort and nutrition especially if one is on a “stem cell transplant diet” where all the vegetables need to be cooked!  I can make a yummy chicken or vegetarian tortilla soup and a pretty good version of a vegetarian roasted vegetable soup, but for old-fashioned appeal and best taste,… Read More Recipes of the day