Running through the Woods

No, this is not the title of some obscure horror movie, it is what I did on my birthday. And believe it or not, I ran through the woods voluntarily! This in itself is a huge step. Most people who know me well realize that despite the fact that I live in one of the…

Keep Moving

I just returned from my visit to my grandmother's house in the metro NY area. This is the second trip I have taken in a few weeks--a few weeks ago, she was hospitalized with pancreatitis. Since she has battled pancreatic cancer in the past, we were especially troubled by her illness. So we abruptly left…

50 Songs Guaranteed to Make You Smile

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Flavorwire

A couple of months back, we ran a pretty extensive list of songs that are guaranteed to make you cry. The feature got plenty of feedback and suggestions from our readers, and now it’s time to provide the logical corollary: happy songs! Or, at least, songs that we reckon will make you smile, because they’re not necessarily quite the same thing. Anyway, again, here’s an epic selection of 50 songs that we think fit the bill — let us know if you have any to add!

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I’m Back

A few months ago, I started eating Paleo-style, which, as I mentioned earlier, means a diet rich in meat, veggies, fruit, and "good fats" and without the dubious comfort of grains, sugars, and processed foods. I know I literally published a post a few minutes ago about my exercise plan, which I am still following…

“Catch A Healthy Habit”–restaurant review

When I was in Connecticut a few weeks ago, I was fortunate to stop in Fairfield to enjoy lunch at "Catch a Healthy Habit" cafe. While doing research on healthy restaurants in Connecticut, my mom and I stumbled across the website for the cafe, and were  excited about stopping for lunch when we were in…