End Obesity By Getting Your Facts Up Front

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I will be one of the first to admit that I rarely turn the can or jar over and look at the facts.  I normally purchase based on previous brand experience (usually brands I grew up with or know are high quality) and sale price.  If it’s on sale, I stock up on it.  If […]

Fitness Blogger Meet & Tweet

#FitBlogLA #Fitness #Blogger

Last year, I was invited to attend Fit Blog LA.  Let me tell you – I had so much fun!  Not only did I get to hang out with friends, but I also had the opportunity to learn about health and fitness and take home some pretty awesome goodies with me! The Meet & Tweet […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 17) – Sycamore Crest Trail

Wk 17 – Sycamore Crest Trail

  After being sick for a week, I was ready to “get back on horse” as they say and kick butt hiking.  I was on my own this week and didn’t want to hit an all-new spot, so I chose the Sycamore Crest Trail.  This trail is the backside trail to one of our first […]

Brush Your Teeth…or They’ll Rot and Fall Out!

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This paid post is brought to you by the new free Oral-B Disney Timer App as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post. When I was a kid, I brushed my teeth on a regular basis for the most part.  I especially brushed them thoroughly when it was time to go to the dentist […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 15) – Irish Hills/ Mariposa Trail

Week 15 - Irish Hills

Objective:  Hike at least once a week.  Whether the hikes are big or small, long or short, with or without kids, I want to actively engage my body and enjoy this beautiful world we live in.  There are so many places to go (free places to boot) that I want to explore them all. I […]

Sponsored Post: Treat Sore Throats with Chloraseptic Spray

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Let me blunt – sore throats stink!  With a sore throat, it’s uncomfortable to swallow and to talk.  When sore throats happen, I want relief – stat!  When you can’t wait to get rid of a sore throat, you look for a name you trust for fast, effective relief: Chloraseptic®. So what are the symptoms of […]

How to Support Your Lumbar


Lumbar Supporting Chair and Pillow Products Lumbar support is a sought-after treatment for most people’s back aches. The lumbar region consists of the five largest vertebrate in the spine. This region is located completely in the lower back. The physical demands of contemporary life, whether its a labor-intensive job or a sedentary occupation at a […]

Safely Dispose of Prescription Drugs with the Pill Terminator

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You go to the doctor, where he or she writes you a prescription.  You fill your prescription at the local pharmacy and head home.  You take the prescription as needed – sometimes using it all, sometimes having pills leftover.  So, what do you do with the prescription drugs when you don’t use them all?  Normally, […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 14) – Nipomo Regional Park

WK 14 - Nipomo Park

  Sometimes I find it difficult to get motivated.  Week 14 was one of those weeks.  Arleena and I needed to switch up our scheduled hiking day when we heard the rain forecasted for the week.  I never thought of myself as a girl who likes her schedules, but when it comes to my workouts […]

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep with Downy + Tuck In. Turn Off. Live Event in LA

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We all hear about how getting a good night’s sleep is so important for each of us.  It not only affects our health, but also affects our emotions and how we handle tasks and challenges throughout the day.  I must admit that I am not one who is very good at getting a good night’s […]

Run or Dye Color Run

Run or Dye

  Last year I had to travel to Los Angeles to participate in my first mud run and absolutely fell in love with the concepts fun runs.   I am so happy that Run or Dye is coming to the Central Coast in May that I’m tickled pink!   Or shall I say colored pink… What’s Run […]

A Good Mattress Promotes Health Benefits


Getting a good night’s sleep is associated with plenty of health benefits. A comfortable sleep increases socialization and interrelations skills, better productivity at work and better levels of overall performance. A major factor to attaining these benefits is making sure you get a mattress that utilizes high-quality sleeping material. The choice of a person’s mattress […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 13) – Reservoir Canyon Trail

WK 13 Reservoir Creek

 A few weeks back, Arleena and I tackled Bishop’s Peak which I thought was an amazing feet.  Climbing that mountain gave me a sense of accomplishment.  Last week’s climb trumps Bishop’s Peak!  By the luck of the draw, Arleena and I choose Reservoir Canyon Trail located just off the 101 Freeway at the base of […]

Can Cavities Affect Sports Performance


Everyone knows that becoming an elite athlete requires an amazing amount of dedication to physical exercise and diet. However, have you ever considered the impact that poor dental health could have on your athletic performance? A 2013 study found that poor oral health had a negative impact on the performance of Olympic athletes. The study […]

I’m Taking the LISTERINE 21-Day Oral Care Challenge! Are You?


Growing up, I had crooked teeth and my smile was something I felt self-conscious about.  It was in high school when I got braces and did everything I was supposed to so that the end result would be a beautiful smile.  Now, I have a beautiful smile and work hard to make sure I keep […]