Give Yourself a Present – Live in the Present

In the Disney movie, “The Lion King”, Simba is whining to Rafiki claiming he is a victim of things gone wrong in his life. Rafiki counsels Simba to not focus on the pain of the past because it cannot be changed. “It doesn’t matta, eets in dee pahst”, is Rafiki’s advice. Simba listens to his

Want to Live Longer? Drink Sour Milk (or Fermented Foods!)

That is a famous quote from the eastern European country of Georgia (formerly of the Soviet Union) relating to the long life of the people in that region. They have traditionally consumed large amounts of fermented foods, including yogurt, but this is not very realistic in many areas of the world today, including the United

Do You Live In A Waffle House?

Around the 15th century waffles began to evolve. Basically a batter was laced between two iron grids, some quite elaborate in design, and eaten as a sweet as well as used in religious ceremonies. The batter was often flavored with flower water and honey, cooked and served with extra honey or fruit and enjoyed as

We Live in a Throwaway Society

When’s the last time you repaired something that was broken? If your cell phone breaks, do you even consider repairing it? If a sock has a hole in it, do you mend it, throw it away, or in my case…turn it into a rag! If a part breaks on your food processor, do you order

Eat This and Live! By Don Colbert, MD

“Eat This And Live!” by Don Colbert, MD is a guide on making simple food choices to lead to a healthier lifestyle. It’s an easy book to read with plentiful full color photographs, side bars, nutritional information, and a load of practical advice on healthy eating. I enjoyed reading it, and even though a lot

Why I Wish My Homeless Sister Could Live With Me in Germany

I just finished exchanging messages with my fiance’s sister. The owner of her storage unit, the place where she keeps the unsold remains of her life, is putting all of it up for auction. She could not afford the payments. She is staying at some person’s house who finds it appropriate to steal Pokemon cards

Corks Can Live Long After the Wine Is Gone

Being an ecologically minded consumer just isn’t about the vineyard. It seems that the wine industry is betting on consumers wanting and appreciating grapes grown in a prescribed manner that allows for designations such as: sustainable, Biodynamic, green, organic or natural. As if grapes aren’t the only component of winemaking to come under the long