5 Tips to Train for Any Fitness Challenge

Do any of these sound familiar? “I’ve never been a runner.” “I would look stupid trying that out.” “I could never do that.” Well, they’re familiar to me. I’ve said them all at one time or another. Chances are, you have, too. I’ve always enjoyed physical activities, at least the ones I like to do

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TeChef 12″ Frying Pan

Many of you know that I’m not a great cook. When I do cook, I like things as easy as possible. I often saute items or make them in a frying pan, preferably with no or little oil. I ordered this pan over three years ago. Since then I ordered a second pan, and a

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The Birthday Gift I’ll Never Forget

I’ll admit it — I’m really hard to buy gifts for. I’m so picky that usually my family tells me to buy what I want as my gift. Which is nice because I get something I actually want … but kind of a bummer because I miss out on a nice (hopefully) surprise. With my

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Supergoop! Fusion Lip Balm SPF 30, Acai

I live in Florida, I’m over 50, and I’m outside a lot. All of those things do a number on my lips. For the last couple of years, my lips have been dry all the time, and I’ve been trying different products to keep them moisturized, with no luck. This lip balm finally did the

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Have You Been “Stealing?” Yes, I Mean You!

I’m working my body really hard as I train for my first triathlon. On the program I’m following, there is one day of “active rest.” This means that you do something active, just not anything that is part of the triathlon training itself. Nikki, my fellow mermaid and triathlon mentor, suggested I do yoga, which

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Q: What are Website Cookies and What Do I Do About Them?

A: In the last year, you may have noticed a pop-up message or notifications about “cookies” when you visited websites. Here’s one example of a cookie notification: The Definition of Website Cookies Cookies are files that a website can store on your browser. They are typically used to identify a user and keep a user

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What I Learned From Stacey

February 13 is my sister-in-law Stacey’s birthday. She died in 2008, at the age of 39, from breast cancer. Stacey was a wonderful person and is terribly missed by all of us. My daughter Zoe was only four and a half when Stacey passed, but she still remembers her aunt fondly. Zoe chose to celebrate

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“Your Brother Really Shocked Me …”

I just sent those words in a text to my good friend Sharon in Massachusetts. I know she’ll call me to find out what I mean. (By way of background, Sharon’s brother Marty, and his wife Tonya live across the street. I met Sharon when she was visiting them years ago and we became fast

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