The processed snacks dilemma: to keep or not to keep?

When I was a young mother, I remember experienced mothers talking about how you should never prevent your children from having snacks -and since these were the happy oblivious 90’s- they meant processed snacks, not almonds and carob chocolate organic what not’s-I mean the hardcore toffee -chocolates -chips-marshmallows-popsicles made of nothing but white sugar_artificial colors: …

The story we tell ourselves.

Yesterday I went for my usual run, in my usual trail, only to realize the trail was blocked due to constructions work. I admit- My first instinct was to head back home and do some bands and free weights workout. I know what I sound like. But that’s the truth Then I looked my sneakers …

Why perseverance is the only trait you’ll need.

“90% of life is just showing up” (Allen, Woody). I’ve been thinking a lot about life, (early retirement, etc), and what a mature person such as I can pass on as a wise old lady’s sayings. relatively old. in my opinion, I am very young and immature, but my kids seem to think I passed …

Fitbit Inspire2 : was it worth buying?

Before I start- you need to know I have no shares in Fitbit- or in any other fitness devices for that matter, and neither do I get anything for free from any store -online or otherwise. I also do not review anything for a living-nor am I a tech whiz (oh-so far far from it, …

Getting to know your Bran new friend.

Bran?? you kidding me? Isn’t that for , like, 70+ yer old people? in a small box next to prunes? and multivitamin pills? Well- if that is the case, then it is one more example as to why you do get wiser as you get older. (more mature, OK). Because- the fact is that bran …

While your’e waiting….

So I was standing in my kitchen waiting for the water to heat ( winter time- instead of forcing myself to swallow cold water , I pour 2 cups of hot water into my water bottle and add a cup of cold water-in case I need to drink right then and there- and a slice …

Spring cleaning my body? yep.

before I start-3 important disclaimers: #1.It is NOT spring yet. Oh come on- I know that. but soon it will be- and I may have told you before- I am one of those strange people that prepares for every situation. I don’t appreciate surprises. I don’t consider them “the joyous happy moments of life” or …

How I became an optimistic pessimist.

“An oxymoron (usual plural oxymorons, more rarely oxymora) is a rhetorical device that uses an ostensible self-contradiction to illustrate a rhetorical point or to reveal a paradox.” (Wikipedia) After many years of focusing on developing expectations- followed by an equal amount of years sent dealing with the disappointments – I believe I found the middle road: I simply have no expectations. Actually- that’s not …

Were our grandmothers right?

My grandmother was something. She could make people squirm with her casual cross-examinations, and always- always -always- had the upper hand , at every discussion. I used to tell everybody at work that she was my mentor when it came to interrogating people on the witness stand. I loved her with all my heart. She …

How I stopped complaining.

I don’t particularly like complaining. Doesn’t necessarily mean I don’t do it- but I don’t enjoy it. I decided on my 50th birthday that I am not about to spend the next 50 or so years , going on and on about things . Either I can change the situation-or I can’t- either way- what’s …