Don’t want to grow old? Then stay youthful!

Don’t want to grow old? Then stay youthful!

Some people were born old. The kids who were always afraid of the consequences of absolutely anything were born old. Those who wouldn’t take part in a snowball fight were, too. And then there were the ones who copied the way real old people talked – using the lexicon of the preceding generation and the […]


Water Softeners and Conservation

Water Softeners and Conservation

The current drought in California has forced Governor Jerry Brown to enact emergency conservation regulations as recently as this past January with additional new restrictions being implemented seemingly every other month. As of March 2015, the water use outlines of 2014 that prohibit the hosing down of sidewalks and driveways or washing motor vehicles without […]


So you think you’ve got what it takes to be a couch potato?

So you think you’ve got what it takes to be a couch potato?

So, it finally happened – you got the boot at work. Either that or you gave work the boot. Whichever it is, I would like to congratulate you. No longer do you have to put up with your jobsworth supervisors, pointless meetings, boring tasks, suits, ties, leveraging, dialog, touching base, synergy, brand strengthening, solutions and […]


How to Combat Dry Mouth at Home

How to Combat Dry Mouth at Home

Many people think that dry mouth comes from talking a lot or being a regular drinker or smoker. As a smoker, I thought it was just something I had to live with because I smoked. I found out that these things can contribute to an occasional dry mouth, but most of the time the real […]


The Desire for a Better Body

The Desire for a Better Body

Motivation, according to Merriam-Webster, is defined as “the act or process of giving someone a reason for doing something, a force or influence that causes someone to do something, the condition of being eager to act or work”. Most of us have goals in life and that achievement or reward is what motivates us to […]


A Musical Life

A Musical Life

I have always had a keen interest in music. Music has always been a part of my life, when I was growing up my parents were very keen for me to learn an instrument and be able to read music. While I struggled with reading music, I took to playing instruments very well and self-taught […]


The Small Things

The Small Things

Throughout my life, my parents have always proved to me that material things simply didn’t matter. I have twin older brothers and a younger sister. We grew up in a warm and loving home and while we were not rich, we had everything we could wish for. When we were children, we would struggle to […]


Can’t get a decent night’s sleep at home?

Can’t get a decent night’s sleep at home?

Despite all the good intentions in the world, the simple realities of modern life can mean that getting a good night’s sleep can be near-impossible for some of us. This can have a catastrophic effect on our lives in the long-run: studies show that lack of sleep over a prolonged period can put us at […]


Some thoughts about our good boy, Chewbacca

Some thoughts about our good boy, Chewbacca

We have a Jack Russell terrier named Chewbacca. My husband and I are big Star Wars fans. In fact, that’s kind of how we met. Our mutual love for all the movies is what got us to talking and after about two or three hours of telling each other our best-loved scenes and dissecting all […]


Professional Home Made Pasta

Professional Home Made Pasta

I cook, a lot. I absolutely love it. I make great bread and cakes, create my own recipes and throw lots of dinner parties for friends and family. The one thing I have never been able to conquer is pasta. No matter how hard I try, it never comes out quite right, too thick, too […]