National Pain Awareness Month 2019

National Pain Awareness Month 2019

My beautiful mom…. this month is dedicated to her, her struggles, her accomplishments, her strength. September is National Pain Awareness Month. She has suffered with chronic arachnoiditis for over 20 years, of horrible painful wrenching progressive disease....
Eating Healthy in South America – New Discoveries

Eating Healthy in South America – New Discoveries

This is the year for polishing my spanish, traveling the world, and eating and discovering new and exciting foods. Just since May 1, 2019 my husband and I have surfed the pacific in the waters of Costa Rica, transversed the Andes mountains by plane, train, and foot in...
Embracing This Season of Summer

Embracing This Season of Summer

My season is summer.  I love summer. The kids are out of school, no lunches to be made, no excuses for your teenagers not to hang out with you because they have a math test the next day, time to binge on Netflix or my new love, Amazon Prime ( my husband and...
Sometimes I feel like losing Hope

Sometimes I feel like losing Hope

In the beginning of the week, I wrote a post on twitter about pollen season being in full swing and shared tree practical tips to ward off  allergens.  Never knowing when I wrote that post, that I myself would be burdened by a maladjusted Ohioian virus from the twenty...
Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

  This recipe is one of my favorite all time easy go to salads for lunches and side dishes.  The creator of this original recipe is my neighbor, Debi Shawcross.  She authored two amazing cook books. ( http://debishawcrossblog.com/signature-menus-cooking-classes)...