Health Category

September 30, 2014

The Rainbow in Food

Filed in: Food, Health

My infliction with color does not end with my work. Even when I am most relaxed, after 6 pm, in the kitchen, as I peruse the larder and the wire baskets. I think color.  The many wire baskets that are strewn all over the kitchen island are usually filled with produce (depending on what day […]

February 22, 2014

Yoga : The Power of Transformation

Filed in: Health, Inspiration, Yoga

At the opening party of YOGA : The Art of Transformation tonight. Amidst fellow yogis and yoginis, some who just came out of the free yoga class with yoga mats slung on their shoulders, I asked what the draw of yoga is. It is not the latest cult sensation, although its longevity is stellar. The […]

February 4, 2013

The Elegance of the Soak – Town & Country Feb 2013

When my massage therapist told me that daily baths would be beneficial to me (to alleviate tight and sore muscles) I did not hesitate. To spend twenty five minutes to fill the tub and a heavenly twenty minutes of the blissful soak. This justifies a higher water bill which I would readily have in lieu […]

December 3, 2011

Given Liqueur

Filed in: Cocktails, Health

Yesterday, Richard and I dutifully and bravely submitted to our annual tradition (which we do around the time of Thanksgiving) of donating blood. I have been introduced to my blood bank from my days working at the Gap.  Blood Centers of the Pacific | Find the hero in you The tradition is anticipated, at least for […]

November 26, 2011

Yoga or Yoga + Gym

Filed in: Health

Tomorrow is health redemption, there will be many like me this week trying to burn the 2 or 3 extra turkey servings (with the usual suspects: stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, and “you name it I ate it” pie). What is the plan ? What is your “burn it like you mean it” mix ? I […]

November 11, 2011

Dr. Oz Stretches – Shape Nov 2011

Filed in: Health, Lifestyle

Until a recent incident when I pulled a muscle, stretching to me was a waste of time and on activity packed days when I could always use the excuse of having no time to log an hour work-out, Dr. Oz says 7 minutes when you wake up is all you need. And no shoes, no […]

October 8, 2011

New Youth Pills – Harpers Bazaar Oct 2011

Filed in: Beauty, Health, Lifestyle

  Red wine, in moderation has long been thought of as heart healthy. The combination of alcohol and substances in red wine called antioxidants helps prevent heart disease by increasing levels of good cholesterol. This article in October’s issue of Harpers Bazaar also indicate that OTC (over-the-counter) resveratrol supplement pills aids in “awakening” sirtuins, enzymes […]