Viola – Balance!

One of my 90 Day Challenges has been to be able to balance on one leg for my yoga poses. I realize that the average person easily stands on one foot any time they want to. For me, that has been a skill I’ve never had. Consequently, walking on sandy beaches, hiking on...

How Much Sugar is in Your Life?

Is it possible that a seemingly simple little ingredient called ‘sugar’ could be less than sweet in its effect on our bodies? The debate over the innocence vs. toxicity of sugar has gone on for years. Let’s first of all define ‘sugar’ as both sucrose (beet and cane...

Wrapping up Gifts on a Budget

Years ago, Forest and I experience a rough time with our finances. The three of us were living on $850/month from unemployment. That Christmas, I wanted to thank the people who had helped us. I mentioned this idea to Forest and he casually said sure, until I gave him...