Category Archives: Lifestyle

My Reading and Watching List Right Now

I know summer break is just about over, but what is on your reading and watching list right now?  I have a few things floating around on the to-do list, and hopefully I will find the time for most of them! Lion – This movie came highly recommended by my best friend but I haven’t […]

Feeding Picky Eaters At A Dinner Party

Woman offering food to picky eater

Whether the difficulties are by choice (vegetarian or vegan), restriction (gluten or lactose intolerance), or simply that finicky friend who doesn’t like anything, hosting a dinner party doesn’t have to be a mine field when it comes to navigating the menu options.  As long as you know in advance which things to avoid, you can […]

Build a Better Salad

Two female friends making salad in kitchen

Salads sound like the perfect “healthy” meal – a base of colorful vegetables accented with flavor.  But there are landmines everywhere at a salad bar.  I mean, the macaroni salad alone would set you back a day’s worth of fat and calories (and probably sodium too). But don’t worry, you can still get all the […]

How to Take Care of Yourself

Woman enjoying coffee on balcony

It seems that so many women are caretakers by nature, from bosses and coworkers to spouses and children to friends and family.  And while we enjoy taking care of the ones we care about, sometimes we forget to take care of the caretaker – ourselves.  When we take care of ourselves, we are in better […]

Bento Box Lunch Ideas

Bento lunch on wooden table

While it may still take the same amount of time altogether, most of us might have an hour on the weekend versus ten to twelve minutes every week day morning. There always seems to be too much to do before getting out the door, and having a homemade lunch pre-made and ready to go is […]

Tasty and Healthy Dips

Assorted snack dips on wooden table

I’m a huge fan of dips, whether I’m just at home or at a party. However, it’s not typically the healthiest option when you are in the mood to munch. But there are ways to reduce the fat and calories and boost the nutrients in your snack. Here are a few healthy dip recipes that […]

My Favorite Travel Blogs

Woman at the top of mountain

A lot of the travel blogs that I tend to read are focused on packing – packing lists, packing light, etc.  Here’s a quick glance at my favorites: Her Packing List – This blog has many packing lists for specific destinations or types of trips. It also has some great advice for female travelers, including […]

Alternatives to Brown-Bagging Your Lunch

Healthy wraps in a tupperware

Sure, a turkey sandwich is fine for the 200th day in a row, but are you looking to jazz up that brown bag lunch? Here are a few ways to perk up the lunch hour without breaking the budget. Take that turkey on a roll. Instead of your normal two slices of whole wheat bread, […]

What’s Your Dream Trip, and Why?

Woman taking a selfie on a bridge

If money and time were no object, where would you want to go and why? I love having the ‘lottery’ conversation with friends and family—what would you do if you won the lottery. Almost everyone’s list seems to include travel of some sort. But everyone’s ideal trip(s) are different. Some want to stay domestic while […]

Five Surprising Diet Downfalls

Woman eating salad in restaurant

Most of us work at minimum to maintain our weight, or possibly lose. And sometimes it seems that no matter what we do, those pounds stay stubbornly in place. We have ditched the sodas, the ice cream, and the potato chips. What could be lurking around wreaking havoc on all your hard work? Here are […]