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 […]

Now’s the time to appreciate leftovers!

I actually believe it is always a good time to appreciate leftovers, but even if you are not as strict , you probably got the message from the past 3 months.. Learning to use what you have lying around is an essential skill for times when supermarkets are raided, stores are barely open and I […]

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 […]

Simplest method to cut your gardening expenses!

Yes there is a double meaning “hidden” there. mainly because the best way I know to drastically cut on gardening expenses, is, well, to use cuttings and seed packets, instead of buying plants at the nursery. I admit I did purchase a few plants lately, the reason being I wanted to freshen up my garden […]

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 […]

Feeling down?put your blues to good use!

Apparently many people are experiencing an existential crisis -or mini-crisis- these days. I can’t say I share the emotions since I had an existential mega-crisis a long time ago, and ever since I am not absolutely sure there is necessarily a meaning to all this, but I try to enjoy the journey nonetheless. This does […]