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Tuesday, Jul 19th 2016
Because most of us are in the thick of summer right now (with the exception of my readers in the Southern Hemisphere), you might expect from this blog's title that it will be about air conditioning in the car.
It's not—although having AC in the car can be really important to keeping your cool in summer.
But what I mean by "staying cool" is staying calm.
Wednesday, Jul 13th 2016
Skin Fact: "Whether you're at the beach or in your own backyard, keep in mind that about 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers and about 86 percent of melanomas can be attributed to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation." —Skin Cancer Foundation
Tuesday, Jul 05th 2016
Last winter, before leaving for a trip to warmer climates, I went shopping for a new bathing suit. I headed straight for the racks that held one-pieces in all colors (mainly black—it's slimming, after all). My husband good-naturedly tried to convince me to buy a bikini. You've got to be kidding, I said. (Was he suffering from a love-is-blind moment?)
Tuesday, Jun 28th 2016
I love summer for a number of reasons, the most obvious one being, IT'S SUMMER! The season conjures up so many wonderful memories, and since I grew up very close to the Atlantic Ocean, many of these involve the beach, a place that still calls and comforts me.
Tuesday, Jun 21st 2016
Summer is a celebration for many. Something about the way the North Pole is at its maximum tilt toward the sun, allowing the sun to reach its highest point in the sky for the year, which allows more light to reach our planet, making many of us feel festive, alive, hopeful and happy.
Tuesday, Jun 14th 2016
Are you getting as weary as I am of this (rather endless) presidential race, full of drama, blaming, shaming and its usual share of flip-flops?
But the good news is that we can distract ourselves with beautiful, warm weather (finally)!
Monday, Jun 13th 2016
"How do you feel?" asked my teacher B, after I concluded my final one-hour practice teaching to become a yoga instructor. I was overwhelmed with gratitude for all that I had accomplished during the past 16 months of YTT 200 training at Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies in Camden, NJ.
Tuesday, Jun 07th 2016
Recently, my husband, while picking up the newspaper that sat outside our door, untouched for the entire day, asked me why I still subscribe to the print version. "Isn't so much easier just to read it on the computer, especially since sometimes you miss a day?" he asked.
Apologies to all the trees and ink and eco-conscious among us, but I'm a holdout for the real thing.
Maybe it's not so bad. Maybe I'm doing my eyes a favor.