When you look too closely.

“Take a good look!” “Inspect things closely!” You hear these often, don’t you? Well, I’m here to say that after almost 53 years on this planet, many times its best not to look too closely. “Why is that?” you might ask. “Who cares?” you might think. It is my belief that you should care- and …

How did Picasso get to my bookshelf???

If you happen to be an art lover, but (as it happens) happen NOT to have the $$$ needed to purchase a painting: or- if you tend to change your taste every few months: I’ve got you covered! This hack is simple, frugal, green and genius.

“I’ll start saving when I have serious money”.

*Before I start- the disclaimer thing- I am not a financial expert, banker or related in any way to Elon Musk. I have done my research-go do yours. Your money should matter to you- because it is the key to your financial freedom-AKA- your freedom. If you happen to be one of those unicorns and …

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, …

The lessons I learned from a cat…

All my life, I avoided cats. Simply had nothing to do with them. I was sure I was a dog person- and I was also sure that this is an either/ or situation. Cats do have that distancing spoiled self sureness about them- they always look as if they are doing you a favor by …

When life gives you organic lemons-make “cheese” cake with them!

If there’s one thing everyone agrees on it’s that lemons are good for you. I mean- you can squeeze them over fresh salads. you can squeeze them over boiled or pan fried veggies. you can squeeze them into sauces (my simplest most effective salad dressing includes half a lemon, a drizzle of olive oil, salt(pink …

What about those avocados?

  I always thought avocados were for those skinny people that need nutrient and fat dense foods, because they don’t get enough calories.  Well- I happen to find calories wherever I go, no problem there, thank you very much.  This is why I was never a big advocate for avocados. But-  I changed my mind …

Running errands as an introvert!

A few days ago, I was talking to my good friend (we go back more than 25 years of blood sweat &tears at work, and kept our friendship through retirement), and she has this thing where she insists on talking with me when she runs errands around town.   The thing is, she gets really worked …

Take care of yourself. the rest will follow.

This morning I woke up, and it was chilly, and the mere thought of going out for a run was giving me the shivers. I got up and made myself a cup of strong coffee, filled my hot water bottle and got back to bed to contemplate my next steps. Now I know you may …

Time to pair up!

I have enough (too much?) time to wonder why pears don’t enjoy the great PR apples do. Oh wait- before I start persuading you to occasionally switch between the 2, need I remind anyone that I am under no circumstances a registered dietitian or anything of the sort? Pears are in season now , as …