Q #164: Is the whole “wellness tea” thing actually a bunch of b.s.?

I was cleaning out my cabinet for my mugs because I finally got my expanding shelves in (yay!), and I discovered that I had a LOT more tea than I remembered. I hadn't had any in a while, probably because it was a pain to get to that part of the cabinet (and of course, … Continue reading Q #164: Is the whole “wellness tea” thing actually a bunch of b.s.?

Q #163: What’s the best way to get rid of slimy/sticky hands after cutting up melons, (because soap doesn’t seem to work that well)?

I went a bit nuts last week when I was at the store and they had sales on all kinds of melons. So, being an impulsive twerp, I bought one of just about every kind I could. Some I weren't able to use in time (I found myself in the middle of an infestation in … Continue reading Q #163: What’s the best way to get rid of slimy/sticky hands after cutting up melons, (because soap doesn’t seem to work that well)?

Wasn’t expecting to see this, & had never heard of a restaurant that’s totally okay with killing you… til now.

For the record, that pic looks tame compared to what I just saw... I think I just saw a glimpse of one of the circles of hell! Well, maybe the restaurant in question is not totally "okay" with it, but they definitely seem up front with the truth that eating their food could put you … Continue reading Wasn’t expecting to see this, & had never heard of a restaurant that’s totally okay with killing you… til now.

Q #162: Why do multi-day headaches always seem to accompany major dietary changes?

I didn't post anything yesterday because the headache I had last night, and then I've got one that's ebbed and flowed most of the day (though I noticed it a lot more after my time on the elliptical trainer). I'm no stranger to headaches. I've had plenty of migraines in my time (though as my … Continue reading Q #162: Why do multi-day headaches always seem to accompany major dietary changes?

Staving off those demons of food temptation with… moderation & good timing?

I've been trying to find new ways to eat healthier the past few days, and spent time making salads for myself (and the birds, so to speak) while getting my schedule back on track. Yesterday was a pretty good trial run, and today seems to have done pretty well. But I was worried because I … Continue reading Staving off those demons of food temptation with… moderation & good timing?

Q #161: How do you make healthy salads (& not get sick of them)?

I had to go grocery shopping yesterday because my parakeets needed some more greens and I was down to kale, lettuce, and cauliflower (at least they like 'em). But I also planned to get enough for myself so we could all get healthier. The tricky thing is, I don't mind a bunch of vegetables so … Continue reading Q #161: How do you make healthy salads (& not get sick of them)?

It’s pretty bad when your parakeets eat better than you do…

Maybe not in the sense of priorities--you want to give them the best nutrition possible so they don't up and die on you, or waddle around fat with too many seeds in their belly because they need more vitamins and can't fly to burn off the calories. And I've got two that are popping out … Continue reading It’s pretty bad when your parakeets eat better than you do…

Live Green: 52 steps for a more sustainable life, by Jen Chillingsworth

My Copy: 9781787133198 This is a pretty good little book and I was glad that I picked it up. Live Green is all about finding different ways to make your life a little cleaner and friendlier to the environment. From what I could see, I believe Ms. Chillingsworth is a Brit, so there are some … Continue reading Live Green: 52 steps for a more sustainable life, by Jen Chillingsworth

Oops, I did it again… hopefully for the last time this year.

I'm getting the sneaking suspicion that I should maybe get off this "I want to be a writer for a living" kick and try and save up money for a farm, because plants seem to be all I've focused on this past month. Somehow, without planning on it, I started thinking of nearly every size … Continue reading Oops, I did it again… hopefully for the last time this year.

The Longevity Strategy: How to live to 100 using the brain-body connection, by David Mahoney & Richard Restak, M.D.

My Copy: 9780471327943 (image from bn.com) This is a health book I'm glad I picked up to read over and think about, largely because with really short chapters and the number of topics covered, there's something to learn for anyone. The Longevity Strategy may seem miraculous, but honestly, it's a lot of research and science … Continue reading The Longevity Strategy: How to live to 100 using the brain-body connection, by David Mahoney & Richard Restak, M.D.