Category Archives: Lifestyle

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 […]

Essential Literary Reads for Summer

Woman reading in the grass

If Barnes & Noble’s picks make your eyes roll to Rivendell and back (yes, Tolkien has featured on their list previously), then maybe it’s time to think about literary reads that aren’t so well-beaten on the commercial path. Check out the following titles for a thought-provoking summer read: Something Happened, by Joseph Heller What happened […]

Light Meals That Fill Your Tummy

Healthy broccoli meal in a pan

The most important aspect of having a light but filling meal is to make sure you incorporate plenty of protein and fiber. Those two components will help you fill fuller longer and give you longer-lasting energy. Breakfast Mini frittatas made in a muffin tin are an amazing make-ahead breakfast. The eggs provide the protein and […]

Healthy Choices At Fast Food Restaurants

Hands holding a delicious burger

Sometimes time just dictates the necessity of a quick and easy meal on the go. But let’s take a look at how to eat as healthy as possible when grabbing a meal in a paper sack. For the most part, I am focusing on reducing calories and fat with these suggestions, though sodium can also […]

Father’s Day Gifts for Dads Over 50

Father and son outdoors

Celebrating Father’s Day is an annual affair. As June rolls around, it is time to pick the perfect present for the old man. For dads who are over 50, we have a list of ideal gifts. Check out our top 5 picks below: As Bobby Fischer once said, “Chess demands total concentration.” Challenge your old […]

What To Pack for Your Summer Adventrures

Woman hiking in green forest

No matter where your summer travels take you, you’ll need to pack smartly. Cruise One thing to know about packing for a cruise, is that you will typically need more than one outfit per day. Rarely will you wear the same thing to lay by the pool during the daytime and to the sit-down restaurant […]