Today’s Healthy Dose – A Special Day

It’s difficult not to think of this day as the anniversary of that unthinkable attack on the U.S. But this is also the anniversary of my parents, married 53 years ago. So, today, I’m going to humbly acknowledge the past, then choose to focus on the good. Happy anniversary Mom and Dad! With love from your favorite daughter.


Today’s Healthy Dose – Connect to the Earth

Take (or steal) a spare moment to connect to the energy of the Earth. Here’s how…

  1. Remove your shoes and socks
  2. Find a patch of earth that looks inviting (think soft grass, or fresh dirt)
  3. Stand on the inviting patch, feet about shoulder width apart
  4. Close your eyes
  5. Relax your neck and hold your head tall
  6. Let your shoulders drop
  7. Now focus on the soles of your feet and just “be”

Admit it…don’t you feel refreshed? The Earth’s energy will do that.

Today’s Healthy Dose – Stuff I Love

Today I’m adding a new category to A Healthy Dose. In the spirit of Julie Andrews, when the moment strikes, I will regale you with a few of my favorite things.

I want to assure you that these are not paid endorsements. I’m far to opinionated for that. These are products I actually love and use on a regular basis.

So, let’s talk about garlic. Organic garlic powder is easy, but there is just something about the real deal. The aroma, the healthy properties, the unmistakeable mouth feel and, of course, the flavor.

One thing I love is my garlic press. Many moons ago I bought an expensive one at a kitchen party, and I gotta admit, it’s lasted me for years. But you can find them anywhere. No need to peel your garlic, just pry a clove off the head, stuff it inside, clamp that baby shut, and voila! Beautifully minced garlic that falls right into the pan (or melted butter, or popcorn, or bloody mary).

Yum. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water!


Today’s Healthy Dose – The Core of Your Being

Whatever you’re doing right now, suck it in. You heard me, pull in that core. Now hold it. Hold it. Hold it. Release. Excellent work!

Now, I will hypnotize you…. Imagine the sound of your cell phone in the distance. Your ring tone, your text ding, your email bong, your game trill. On the count of three, every time you here your cell phone you will pull in that core!

One, two, three. I was never here….