Friday Finds: Stress Busters, Links I Like, Everything Happy & Other Deals!

July 20, 2012 at 5:45 am

Yesterday was “one of those days” – the commute was messy and I was late, several things I was working on at work needed to be redone (making me feel both stressed and incompetent.) So it was good timing that my friend Ruth-Anne sent me this link to a blog post on Huffington Post by Marlo Thomas on managing stress. I always think of Marlo…

Guest Post – “7 Foods a Nutritionist Would Never Eat”

July 19, 2012 at 5:53 am

Sometimes I wonder about the articles I read (and post links to)… I came across “7 Foods a Nutritionist Would Never Eat” by Mike Rousell, PhD on Shape Magazine’s online site. His list includes: rice cakes, fat free salad dressing, seitan, shark, refined/refortified grains, sugar sweetened beverages (He writes, “If you stop eating only one thing on this list, it should be sugar-sweetened beverages”) and…

A Not So Secret Diet Tip, Theme Races, Some Deals and A Winner!

July 17, 2012 at 7:43 am

Since I am really into running, nutrition and health, people always ask my my opinion on exercise trends (e.g., barefoot running (IMO – great if you live near a trail or beach, maybe, but terrible in cities and no I am not going to try it – I like my shoes thank you very much!), Crossfit (IMO – too intense, too competitive, too cultish –…

Friday Finds: Duck Derby, Friends’ Finds, Deals & Last Chance to Win Kicks!

July 13, 2012 at 5:44 am

I am not sure if you have noticed, but I am pretty excitable — especially when I win things or get free stuff! I chuckle to myself every time the Special Olympics Rubber Duck Derby comes around, because the first year I fielded a team (read: bought some rubber ducks in the race), I won a 52 week subscription to the New York Lottery. This…

BIG Bucket List, Lessons Learned, Summer Workout Songs & Some Deals, Too!

July 10, 2012 at 5:44 am

Do you have a bucket list? I don’t have one per say, but I like to check out other people’s lists. This list of 225 Things to Do Before You Die from the blog Life’d is way too long to digest in one sitting. Also, there are so many links in the entries that I got distracted (but I was happy to learn that I…

Keeping Things in Perspective (& Chance to Win Some Sneakers!)

July 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. I was cranky and did not want to go to my kick-butt yoga sculpt class. I just wanted to stay in bed. I have been burning the candle at both ends and have been over committed – as usual. I think that the 4th of July and consecutive 100 plus degree days and…

Friday Finds: Feeling Old, Wanderlust and Travel Finds

July 6, 2012 at 5:44 am

It came as a great shock to me that kids born in 1995 graduated from high school this year (and that you can drink alcohol if you were born before this date in 1991!) I finished GRADUATE school in 1995, so I was feeling very old upon hearing that news. Then I saw this post on buzzfeed: “48 Things That Will Make You Feel Old“.…