Does volunteering make you a better person?

Research conducted among people about to retire/dreaming of retirement found that when asked “what are you going to do in retirement?” 100 out of 100 people answered, “obviously travel and volunteer!”. ***I have no idea if such a research was ever conducted. but I’m pretty sure these would be the results. Why? well- because people …

Why I stopped baking vegan cakes.

I need to be clear here- in case you were thinking- “Hear ye! hear ye! the great baker of the decade stopped baking vegan cakes!” that’s hardly the case, although I did try to make it work. But failed. My cakes always looked sad. no other way to describe them. I’m sure there are tons …

My “weird” sleeping hours.

*I remind you, yet again, that I am no sleep specialist-MD-scientist or anything of the sort. an early retired lawyer who happens to be a health enthusiast. Actually- that’s not true- I didn’t “happen to become a health enthusiast”. I chose it, and set it as a personal goal because I believe that maintaining good …

My 6 tips on intermittent fasting: part 2!

*If you happened to miss part 1-containing tips 1-3, no need to get upset, here is the link: My 6 tips for Intermittent fasting: part 1. Before I start I want to remind you all again that I am not a dietitian, health expert, or anything remotely resembling any of the above. also I need to …

My 6 tips for Intermittent fasting: part 1.

First things first: the disclaimer- I am not a dietitian, nor a health expert, or anything even remotely close. I am a health enthusiast, a huge believer in self-reliance and self-care, in preparing ahead instead of fretting later, and generally researching the important stuff in life- maintaining a healthy lifestyle that can enable me to …

“I wanna hold your hand”.(Lennon, Mccartney).

I already told you I live across the street from a kindergarten. There are pros and cons to this fact- as with everything else in life. The cons are obvious- morning rush hour in this narrow street is quite challenging, to say the least, resulting in people honking and sharing thoughts out loud. Also- some …

Don’t throw those brown paper bags!

So, last week our online supermarket groceries arrived, and I realized I got quite the amount of fruits and veggies. Not that there is such a thing as “too many fruits”, but – my kitchen is small, my fridge isn’t huge, and I have about 4 large bowls that can store all that produce- and …

No one owes me anything!

I am a very judgmental person. Not only towards myself- which would have made it difficult for me yet quite a relief for others- I criticize everyone and everything. Most often- I would lay my harsh judgment on someone or other- only to realize moments later, that I am guilty of the same behavior. So …

My tips for stress-less mornings!

Since early retirement, I’ve perfected my morning routine to nearly 100% success. Such a pity I didn’t have those tips when I actually needed them– meaning while I was working+ juggling 3 kids +house maintenance. Sure- I always used the “to-do list” method- which is great, but with all due respect (and I do have …

Kindle PW v. iPad air: which is better??

As it happens, I just had to buy myself a present on Black Friday this year. Why? Well, because once something gets stuck in my head, there’s just no other way to deal with it other than just following that whim. Believe me-tried to avoid, to procrastinate, to be strong, to be brave- nothing works, …