Sweet veggies??

#Before you start rolling your eyes and saying: “red peppers aren’t vegetables! they are fruits!” –I know -botanically, peppers, tomatoes, avocados, corn, okra, eggplants, zucchini, and string beans- are all fruits disguised as veggies. (I actually didn’t know that corn and eggplants were fruit. well-if we’re being honest, I didn’t know okra and avocados were …

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 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 …

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 …

6 legit ways to read books for free!!!

Already told you I’m an introvert, right? Close to 1278 times. approximately. Ever since I learned to read, my relationship with books was as close – as others would probably feel about a close friend. Of course for me- personally- books are so much better than friends because you don’t have to make the effort …

Making veggie soup? double it!

Everybody knows the best trick for getting something done, is, well, to simply get it done. Works 99.9% of the time. The thing is- many times getting off the couch -and starting to cook from scratch-is a 99.9% no-go. I mean- that’s how I felt before -now I’m retired+an introvert+I love eating + planning my …