Monthly Archives: November 2011

Staying Sane through the Holidays

For many people, the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are some of the most stressful of the year. First, there’s the sheer volume of year-end events, the number of presents to buy, and the hectic travel. But the season can

Posted in gratitude, holidays, indulging, stress


In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this month several of my friends have been posting daily gratitude lists on Facebook. Some of them have been cute, some more heartfelt, but they’re all genuine, and they all serve to remind the post-ers

Posted in gratitude, Thanksgiving

Sugary Drinks Aren’t So Sweet

Today’s post begins with some bad news (but keep reading—I promise there’s good news to follow!). Recent research indicates that women who drink sweetened beverages may raise their risk of heart disease, even if the drinks don’t cause them to

Posted in artificial sweeteners, stevia, sugar, sweetened beverages

Community Involvement

On my birthday, I blogged about friendship and how important it is to feel like you are part of a community. In the comments, KV suggested joining a book club or another group with shared interests (FYI, she found the

Posted in active, community, depression, live longer, neighbor, volunteer