Blood Pressure Awareness Month: Tips to Reducing Blood Pressure

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You’re at the doctor’s office and they ask you to step on the scale, recording your weight.  Then you are directed to sit down on a chair, where they wrap your arm with a blood pressure cuff.  Within a few seconds, the cuff inflates (either by pumping a squeeze bulb or pushing a button).  It […]

Run or Dye – Fun Run Recap

Run or Dye Recap

  A couple weeks back I joined about 9,000 other participants in this year’s Run or Dye Color Run in San Luis Obispo, CA. We had so much fun! My girlfriends and I created a group called “Parental Colors,” and we even brought a few of our kids. I don’t know who had more fun, […]

Avon Skin So Soft

Avon Skin So Soft

When I was younger the only thing that I associated with Avon was a little old blue-hair lady with bright red lipstick and bad makeup. Well, this isn’t your mother’s (or grandmother’s) Avon anymore! Avon has so many things to things to offer: Color cosmetics Skincare Fragrance Fashion & Home Personal Care Home Care With […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 20) – Sydney Street Trail to Murray Hill (Unnamed Hill)

WK 20 - Sydney Strret

  Oops! We did it again! It’s only been 7 weeks since Arleena and I last visited Murray Hill (otherwise known as the Unnamed Hill)/ Reservoir Canyon Trail. I cannot believe we chose to do the other side – and on a sweltering 90-degree sunny day no less! The last time we ventured up this […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 19) – Irish Hills (Froom Creek and Poppy Trails)

WK 19 - Irish Hills

  This week Arleena and I wanted to revisit the trails of Irish Hills.   This mountain range has several different routes to hike that it will take a few more trips to explore the entire area. Back in week 15 we ventured through Mariposa and King trails. This week we traveled along Poppy to Froom […]

61-Week Hiking Challenge (Week 18) – Cerro San Luis

Week 18 - Cerro San Luis

This week Arleena and I revisited Cerro San Luis (or San Luis Mountain). Back in week 12, Arleena and I made a wrong turn on this trail that only got us to the M on this mountain which about ¾ of the way up to the top. Needless to say we were a bit bummed […]

Lose Weight the Well Way with Herbal Magic

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Have you noticed all the store ads and emails coming in with bathing suits on sale?  I don’t know about you, but I am definitely not looking forward to putting one of those on any time soon.  While the Winter cold makes it easy to cover up, the Spring and Summer don’t.   For me, […]

What Are the Best Vitamins and Supplements for You?

Vitamin supplements.

It seems that every week or so some researcher rings the alarm over what vitamins and supplements are right and wrong for people to take. It can be maddening to hear that a vitamin or supplement you were told were safe last month are now all but toxic this month. It’s even worse when you […]

Get Answers to Your Medical Questions Online Now with American Well

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It’s hard to believe that Spring is already here.  With Spring comes more trips to the doctor due to ear infections, colds, allergies, and more.  My kids have health insurance, but I don’t, so when it comes to going to the doctor, it can add up pretty fast.  Thanks to American Well, I can visit […]

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

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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 […]