twenty-one days

Why are good habits so easy to break?  I read somewhere that it takes 21 days to form a habit.  That seems easy enough, considering in the grand scheme of life, or even a year, 21 days isn’t that much time.  Imagine how many ways you could change your life in one year if you

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The North Fork

No, wait!  Summer – come back! I am already going through withdrawl at the thought of summer’s end.  I need a won’t-accept-the-end-of-summer-vacation!  Alas, instead of planning one, I am remembering my dreamy weekend spent on Long Island’s North Fork at the start of my summer. On the lesser famed split of the Long Island Hamptons, this

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The Promise of Beauty

I am a sucker for the promise of beauty.  Soft, supple, glowing, youthful, age defying, correcting, perfecting; I have spent hours of my life trying to decide which assurance I will allow myself to believe.  Each season poses a different hair and skin question.  My ethnic mix  has defied many a product-promise yet I continue

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Walls Without Mirrors

“Are you alright?”  Her friend asked.  “Yea, I feel fine.”  “Well you were screaming a lot.”  “No, that wasn’t me.  I didn’t scream.”  “Ok well, I asked the receptionist, you were the only one back there.”  “Oh.” She didn’t remember screaming.  All she remembered was, when she tried to look at the sonagram screen the

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Happy Eating!

It’s the time of year when wearing layers is still a novelty.  The cold crisp air holds the promise of winter, you look up and see a tapestry of gold, red, and orange against a brilliant blue sky background.  See you next year! The tree leaves wave as they drop to the ground and the fall says

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Chard Love

Is Swiss Chard the new spinach?  No, of course not.  It is, however, related to spinach and has similar nutritional qualities.  If you’re looking for another green to incorporate into your diet, chard grows well in the summer through autumn months, and is readily available due to it’s hardy nature.   Chard has been honored

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