turning up the heat.

How often do you work up a sweat? Did you say “every damn day”?  Well then – you’re ahead of the game.  If your answer was more like “I’m not sure”, then read on. One of the lines of the Lululemon mantra includes sweating daily.  In theory, this sounds amazing – exercising and sweating also helps […]

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game day eats: hot “wings”

Ever get a hankering for bar food?  Oh man, I do.  When I was single and living in the middle of San Francisco, one of my favorite bars had the best bar menu, from tater tot nachos to fried chicken and waffles.  My friends and I used to meet up here for happy hour or post-dinner […]

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for your listening pleasure.

Last summer, my 2001 Toyota RAV4 took a hit when I was driving home on a stretch of the 101 that often slows down or comes to a complete standstill with traffic.  I stopped, the truck behind me did not, and he barreled into the back of my car. Luckily, I wasn’t badly hurt, but my car […]

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winding down 2016.

  December flew by in the wink of an eye, and it’s the last day of what’s been an emotionally and mentally exhausting year for many people, myself included.  I still have a stack of books waiting to be read, corners to be dusted, groceries to be bought, and three deadlines to face on Monday […]

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review: davids toothpaste

My friend and I attended the Green Festival in San Francisco in November and met the founder of Davids toothpaste, Eric David Buss.  I am a sucker for packaging, and the clean, mint-colored boxes of toothpaste already caught my eye.  After speaking with him about his product, he also gave me a sample to try […]

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six favorite skin products for fall/winter

Whenever the weather changes (particularly from summer to fall), I have to switch up my skincare routine from my usual “cleanse, tone, moisturize” to a few more steps.  Cold weather tends to strip all the moisture out of my face (particularly around my mouth) – and it’s not even that cold here in Northern California!   […]

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warming up with zucchini oatmeal

I am a @shutthekaleup fangirl, and this recipe is inspired by her (Jeannette Ogden) many postings on “zoats”, a warming breakfast that has an extra helping of veggies thanks to shredded zucchini added to an oatmeal base.  Think about it – zucchini bread is a hit, so why can’t zucchini + oats = magic? Spiced […]

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five ways to fight belly fat

  “Little in the middle” is what’s popular these days, and not just in order to fit into the latest fashions or feel confident in a swimsuit. That extra cushion around your midsection, medically known as visceral fat, can put you at risk for heart disease and diabetes, as fat can develop between your internal […]

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