5 tips on how to “simplify” your vipassana course

I know this may sound counter-intuitive: simplify-vipassana course. Vipassana is a well known meditating technique, and the basic course- the entrance gate to the world of vipassana so to speak- is the 10-day course, which is many things, but simple -isn’t one of them. Having said that- I am a huge believer in planning ahead, […]

Protein packed wonder: soy beans!!

The excitement. Then again, why be cynical.I would have thought I left that awful trait behind me when I retired. “cynicism is the weapon of the weak”. I’ve been told that so many times I lost count. Weak or strong, soybeans are a true wonder, nutritionally speaking of course. You already heard, at least 100 […]

Rise up- it’s fall!

Even (former) cynics like me can’t avoid that sense of joy creeping when its fall time. Fall here is very short, a month at best, so I try to enjoy every second of it. Being me, enjoying most definitely means food. My daughter texted me the other day asking for a recipe for acorn squash. […]

Early retirement cleaning projects, naturally….

I knew this was coming. It was inevitable. Major cleaning assignments, that up until my early retirement were classified as : “when I have the time”. Well, I never really had the time. I mean I had the time to clean, but not to tackle those nasty hidden spots nobody sees unless you make a […]

My struggles with intermittent fasting.

I have been practicing intermittent fasting since January, and I think it’s time to share my opinion on this oh so controversial subject. I remind you I am no doctor/dietitian/anything of the sort. Just me. early retired me, plenty of time and enthusiasm, a genuine interest in healthy nutrition, preferably vegan (for me) but not […]

Are potatoes good for you??? +great baked potatoes tip!

Who doesn’t like potatoes?? they can be boiled, pureed, baked, fried, french fried, cut into Mc Donald’s chips, and more. And yet- I kind of stopped buying and making them, thinking they are basically starchy-no fiber- high in carbohydrates only- no vitamins food. But then… My son got me researching protein-packed food, so I learned […]

A bot hurt my feelings…

So I was minding my own business a few days ago, when suddenly I saw a “new comment” signal. I checked it out, since I love reading readers comments, they inspire me and often allow me to look at issues from a different angle. Then I saw it. The most ego massaging comment ever. I […]

My 8 best simple +effective tips to stop procrastination!

I never procrastinate. anything. Not because I am a better person or something- simply because procrastinating makes me very anxious. I mean very anxious. Like losing sleep kind of anxious. So I developed full proof -easy-just listen -methods to help me overcome those known to everybody moments when you just can’t think of anything but […]

My (nearly) 3 years of Shopping ban are over!

I didn’t shop for clothes, shoes or makeup since September 2016, except for 4 pairs of Thai yoga pants, and a pair of running shoes. After the hand-clapping is over and done, I will tell you that this wasn’t a problem for me since I am an introvert and dislike going to malls and stores, […]

How I simplify my plant-based proteins!

Chia is a well known “superfood” that’s been around for decades. Actually- it is an ancient Aztec grain known from around 3500 bc(!). Apparently in Mayan- “chia” means “strength”. there you go. so simple. I think it is fair to say that Everybody knows what chia is and how beneficial it is to eat it. […]