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, […]

Why I’m trying to avoid pastries and baked goods

I love freshly baked bread, buns, quiches, brownies, if it has yeast and sugar, even some salt is acceptable- I stand in line. Or used to. I don’t actually need to stand in any line since I love spending time in the kitchen and baking is not rocket science. I beg all offended artisan bakers […]

6 Healthy simple vegan snacks+frugal tips

Am I the only one to finish breakfast and start planning lunch? Am I the only one that eats breakfast at 8 am and at 10 starts wondering what I’m about to eat next- and ultimately start wandering towards the fridge? I never worked from home, and since my early retirement, this constant semi-hungry feeling […]

The whole truth about early retirement.

I think someone should tell the absolute truth about early retirement. And I think that someone is going to be me. Don’t get me wrong- I am not bout to tell you I regret taking the step and retiring at 50. au contraire mes amis– I truly believe I made one of the best decisions […]

12 running tips for beginners

  I have been running for many years, and for a  couple of years even participated in a few races (half marathons, 10k, nothing fancy) until I decided my introvert self overcomes my competitive self. I am by no way an expert on running, I am not a “running doctor” ( ok I am aware […]

Do you ever stop caring what your parents thinks of you? (heavy personal issues here- beware!)

A  week ago I drove almost 2 hours (each way)  in early morning hours, to visit my mother. My mother and I have an “interesting relationship”.. I think many women have an “interesting relationship” with their mothers. I am not a psychologist but I know this relationship is a naturally complex one, and research proves […]

My 7 days a week exercize routine- all for 30$ a month (!?)

Wait -please don’t jump on me shouting “what?? 7 days a week?? what about rest days? at least 2 of those every week!” and all that. I am well aware -and by the way so should every one be- over exercising is very bad for you- please consult with your physician before going about any […]