Top 10 Heart Healthy Vegetables to Plant in Your Garden

According to the American Heart Association, about 80 million adults in the United States have at least one form of heart disease. To reduce your risk of developing heart disease, make sure your diet contains heart healthy foods. Where should you start? How about right in your own backyard!

When you grow your own vegetables, not only do you get [...]

3 Easy Steps towards Saving Someone’s Life

According to the American Heart Association, cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States. During cardiac arrest, when the heart stops beating, it only takes the brain ten minutes to die. Performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can keep the brain alive longer than ten minutes because CPR helps keep oxygenated blood flowing to the heart and [...]

The 10 Best Foods for Your Heart

Consuming foods that are healthy is a very important step in taking care of your heart. According to the American Heart Association, here are ten super foods that can reduce your risk of heart disease and put you on the right track towards a happy, healthy diet:

Oatmeal is a fiber-rich food that is full of omega-3 fatty acids, folate, [...]

8 Surefire Ways to Banish Lipstick Stains

Stains. No matter how hard we try to avoid them, they seem to show up in our lives one way or another! Take lipstick for example. I love wearing lipstick. Lipstick comes in a variety of colors and brightens up my face instantly. But sometimes my favorite lipsticks leave the worst stains on my clothes. How can I remove [...]

The Plus Side of Eating Chocolate

Chocolate…one of life’s favorite treats! It smells good, it tastes good, and when it melts in our mouths, it makes us feel warm all over. One small piece of chocolate can put a smile on anyone’s face no matter how old they are. Why? Because it tastes sinfully sweet. But this guilty indulgence that we all crave may not [...]

7 Ways to Work Harder Not Smarter

Nineteen years ago, on January 14, the “Bionic Woman” aired on television. I remember watching the show and being amazed at Jaime Sommer’s extraordinary abilities and all of the personal sacrifices she had to make in her new life as the bionic woman. Throughout her journey, Jaime’s inner strength and self-discovery helped Jaime embrace her new life as the [...]

The Latest Trends for a Green Lifestyle

About ten years ago I decided to change my lifestyle into a greener, more eco-friendly way of life. I thought it was going to be one of the toughest things to do but it wasn’t. Of course, after the first few days, when “change” is at its toughest, it was difficult at times, but after a few weeks, the [...]

3 Ways to Master Your Resolutions

“I will lose weight,” “I will exercise,” “I will drink more water,” “I will quit smoking,” “I will pay off credit cards,” “I will go to bed earlier,” “I will schedule more family time,” “I will schedule me time.” Do any of these sound familiar? It must be resolution time!

The year 2014 is now a thing of the past. [...]

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    Reflections on my 2014 New Year’s Resolutions – Where I am, what I learned, and what I might do differently next year:

Reflections on my 2014 New Year’s Resolutions – Where I am, what I learned, and what I might do differently next year:

In the beginning of the year, I wrote a blog called, “cheers to a successful year.” In that blog I mentioned two different resolutions that I wanted to accomplish by the end of the year. The first was to get back into exercising again and the second was to cut down on sugar and junk food and add healthier [...]

Yay or Nay to Leftovers

Let’s face it, we all go a little overboard when it comes to cooking a feast for the holidays. No matter how many guests we invite, it always seems like there is enough food leftover to feed an army! I try my best to cook enough food only for that evening but somehow I wind up with more. Add [...]