There are many choices to be made each day in the pursuit of health and well-being.  My hope is that the well-being buzz can support and inspire your efforts to prioritize a healthy lifestyle. I want to ignite your do-it-yourself spirit for this creative and important project. I want to help you make informed choices that are right for you, as well as keep you in the conversation by providing information about health-related products, services, activities and research.   Join the movement and let’s do this together!


March 16, 2018

Monday morning was difficult in my house.  “Spring Forward”— in theory —is great.  All that extra daylight at the end of the day seems to bring with it a sense of abundance and possibility.  However, losing that extra hour of sleep knocked us all for a loop. It got me...

March 8, 2018

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. International Women’s Day, designated by the United Nations in 1977, is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to ce...

March 1, 2018

Home heating and humidity (or lack of it) may play a role in staying healthy through the winter.  These colder days likely find us turning the thermostat up, which also dries out the air, as well as our bodies. Dry sinuses make it harder for the immune system to arm it...

February 21, 2018

When you think of dieting, do you automatically think of calories?  Reducing them, counting them, recording them, obsessing over them…  News flash: A new study published yesterday in JAMA (Journal of American Medicine) supports the idea that diet quality, not quan...

February 15, 2018

Did you know that 80% of cardiovascular disease can be prevented and managed by living a healthy lifestyle?  That includes those of us who have grim genetic risk factors. In fact, by “living right” (exercising moderately, eating a healthy diet heavy in fruits, vegetabl...

February 8, 2018

It’s February.  Also known as National Heart Health Month.  In honor of Heart Health Month, let’s give our heart some extra love.  You know, the kind of love that comes from eating good-for-you food.

Heart Health Month was first proclaimed back in 1964 by L...

January 24, 2018

It’s that time of year.  The cold and flu is all around us.  And if you’re like many of us, you may be in various stages of a virus or recovering from one.  This can really derail your New Year’s resolution of getting regular exercise.  But should it?  It can be diffic...

January 22, 2018

I grew up in Eugene, Oregon where my family lived a pretty wholesome life full of garden-fresh foods, outdoor play, camping, quality family time and active pursuits.  My Dad had an abundant vegetable garden, my Mom grew her own sprouts and made her own whole grain bage...

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