It used to be the norm at social events that as soon as another guest discovered I was involved in Chinese Medicine, and specifically acupuncture, he or she would gasp in surprise and say something like, “What’s a nice girl like you doing in a profession like that?” Hmmm…clearly not a crowd-pleaser job in those… Read more »
Summer is so often a time for family picnics and other mixed-generation gatherings. You’re sure to please both young and young-at-heart with Margaret Lively’s recipe for a batch of homemade, gluten-free Chicken Nuggets Just in Time for Summer.
Something about the blue skies and sunshine of summer ignites a sense of curiosity and a restless need to do something different. I hope you’ve set aside a bit of time off in the coming weeks to take a much-needed break from the daily routine. (No? Go put in that notice now. I’ll be here… Read more »
You’re training for a marathon, and you feel twinges in your knee. You’re picking up your children and, ouch, your lower back aches. All of a sudden, your hips are sore. All these complaints may have one central source, according to new medical studies: DBS or Dormant Butt Syndrome. I hadn’t actually previously heard of… Read more »
It’s a chaotic life we live. We work long hours at a frantic pace, sometimes “too busy” to take time for ordinary—and very real—needs, like food and sleep and pleasant company. We’re surrounded by noise. Modern life can be a cacophony. Traffic honks, rumbles, and sometimes even screeches in every direction. A steady whine of… Read more »
“How exciting—you’re moving!” is the greeting I hear most often these days. My mind agrees, but my emotions want to say, “Wait! I’ll be excited after I’m settled. Maybe.” I have so much to do between here and there, and keeping all the spinning plates from crashing to the ground is quite a chore. After… Read more »
Ever feel as if your meal just needs that little extra “something”? Here’s a classic condiment you can feel good about pouring or dipping because you know precisely what bright flavors are—and what questionable additives are not—in it:
Ah, the feel of gentle, warm sunshine kissing your skin! The deep, earthy smell of a brisk April rain! The cherry, maple, and pear trees have begun dressing themselves in their seasonal, colorful glory, and the entire outdoor world seems to be refreshed with the brilliant green wash of new life and vitality, and…ah…ah…. Aah-CHOO!… Read more »