Author Archives: Theodora

5 Tips for Combating Post Election Stress Syndrome
 and Ushering in a Happier 2017

Many of us are suffering from the election results. We are grieving about an assault on human kindness, honesty, and integrity. Astonishment is giving way to fear with each proposed presidential appointment — a denier of climate change to head … Continue reading

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Attention Baby Boomers: A Healthy, Energized Life in One New Wellness Book

Eat, Sleep, Seek, Stride: An Autobiographical Wellness Guide offers tips & techniques for diet and nutrition, reducing cravings, having more energy, getting more sleep, reducing stress, and finding peace. Imagine waking up every morning after a solid night’s sleep with … Continue reading

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Food Fight; Taste Buds Under Siege

“Ever since the federal government required that schools serve healthier food – less sodium, more whole grains, more fresh produce,” reported the Sacramento Bee on May 16, 2016, “districts across the country have observed a drop in the number of … Continue reading

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Being Playful; Angelique Kidjo & Lila

“No matter how old you are, you will be young at heart if you know that play renews the spirit.” Deepak Chopra Rest, Pleasure, and Play are vital, yet often neglected aspects of a Wellness Lifestyle. Recently, I delighted in … Continue reading

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Summertime Wellness

This is the time of year when the sun exerts its maximum power upon our part of the planet. This is the time of year when we move away from the inner contemplation of winter and into the outer energies … Continue reading

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Fat News

After an eleven year battle, the FDA has ordered the food industry to eliminate health-damaging trans fat from the food supply. It is estimated that this move will prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7000 deaths from heart disease each year. … Continue reading

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Mario Batali gets it right

           When my niece secured a great job with New York chef extraordinaire, Mario Batali , I had no idea who he was. In the ensuing years, I have become aware of his fame and fortune. … Continue reading

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How Long will you Live?

My husband and I recently met with our financial planner to see how much longer we’d have to work before we could retire. A few questions had to be answered before she could crunch the numbers, most notably: HOW LONG … Continue reading

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Choose your Food Pyramid

Thanks for your supportive and abundant feedback on my last post. Feel free  to  make comments here and follow my posts by clicking on the “call out” symbol. Several of you suggested that I post some graphics to “spice up” … Continue reading

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Whose fault is it that we’re fat?

At the end of the Legislative season,  Pepsi Cola threw a party for California legislators after the bill calling for warning labels on soda cans was killed. That soda pops resemble highly regulated tobacco and alcohol in their effect on human … Continue reading

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