My 7th veganniversary: am I laying on a bed of roses??

People make life-changing decisions all the time. I’ve read “inspirational quotes” that are adamant that “the hardest part concerning these decisions is getting to the point of making them”-as in being aware of the fact that change is needed and what form that change will take.  Well. I can tell you that in my experience, …

5 easy mundane yet useful hacks!

I think mundane everyday life should be appreciated more. Don’t get me wrong- I’m the biggest advocate of planning ahead, constant assessment of situations, and thinking macro- And yet- on a day-to-day basis- we need to eat, drink, rest, and take care of ourselves, in a manner that could be perceived (wrongly) as, well, not …

What’s the deal with chin masks???

Lately, wherever I go ( admittedly- just a few places, introvert, told you), I see this widely spread phenomenon: people think it is ok to wear their masks on their chins, instead of, well, you probably know by now the proper way to wear a mask, in order to try and minimize the risk of …

The water bottle dispute: how much does being cool cost?

So, my 23-year-old son is here for a few days, since he had to re-do one of his sat tests. He is so different from me, I actually believe there is a chance he was switched at the hospital. On the other hand, he resembles his father so much, I just have to accept that …

Revisiting Pollyanna: a test case in positive psychology.

So, the gyms have opened up here, and I got back to swimming. Swimming is most definitely one of my favorite ways of exercising, because: #1. it is a good workout- incorporates lung work, arms, back muscles, leg work ( I do breaststroke. not ashamed. I am aware of the fact that it makes me …

Pre-workout snacks debate-seriously??

So, recently, since enhancing my workout routine, I changed my eating habits. Whereas before, I worked out having absolutely nothing to eat before, that is nothing for the 14-15 hours before training (intermittent fasting thing) except for my 1 cup of black coffee-no cream or sugar added- now I started eating a slice of whole …

A tale of chia crackers and blogging etiquette.

So, last week, I stumbled upon a food+exercise blog and decided I try it out. I started following and tried out one of the recipes. It was a basic recipe for a basic staple, the reason I tried it, although I was familiar with the basic recipe, was the fact that it was the first …

“Clap when everybody claps”.

When I first started going to classical music concerts, I noticed there was a “secret code” I had no idea how to figure out. The code was “when do you clap your hands?” Classical concerts are, most times, divided into musical pieces -or- if it is a symphony- the parts of the said symphony. Between …

No need to cry over spelt milk.

I am guessing you’ve probably heard that spelt grains are “in” . Spelt is an ancient grain., that has entered the “superfood hall of fame”, thus costs at least double the cost of whole wheat.(actually- more than double-keep reading).   last week I suddenly started wondering if there really is a valid excuse for the massive …

Who’s afraid of baking bread?

So, I began to make a list of the things I love doing. The simplest method I use to decide whether I like doing something is the “time flies” (AKA -“I’m in the zone”) test. In my opinion, anything you do and get so immersed in that you lose track of time is something you …