confused girl

So… where the heck do we go from here?

Hello! I hope this finds you doing well. At least as well as possible under the current circumstances. I’d recently taken a break from writing about COVID-19 because I’d begun to feel completely overwhelmed. Perhaps you can relate. As the numbers are no longer creeping up — they are now shooting up — I’ve started…

intermittent fasting

50/50 shot at a longer, healthier life

I have a friend who recently lost close to 40 pounds by intermittent fasting. You’ve probably heard of it… it’s all the rage right now. There are lots of versions of intermittent fasting, but the most popular are the 16/8 method and the 5:2 method. In the 16/8 method, people fast every day for 16…

dad nap

‘Dad nap’ your arteries clean

My husband takes what we call “dad naps.” He can fall asleep anywhere, anytime. He’s an early riser, spends the first 90 minutes of the day running or working out… and then works long hours as a first responder. So it’s not unusual for us to find him asleep, sitting upright, arms crossed… dozing on…

woman with glasses

Step aside, apple a day…

Getting old isn’t for wimps. I’ve heard people say that my whole life, but goodness gracious it hits closer to home every year. It can get harder to see… to hear… to remember… to concentrate… It’s the pits! I wear reading glasses… and as if having to rely on glasses to see isn’t annoying enough,…

healthy gums

Slash your stroke risk at the sink

A staff member in my office recently told me she needed to take a long lunch break to go to a dentist appointment. I told her it was no problem and that we’d cover her while she was gone. I wished her good luck and said my fingers were crossed that she’d be in the…

stressed woman

Control COVID stress to avoid chronic illness

As most of you already know, I tested positive for COVID-19 in April. My whole family went down with it one by one… and honestly, I still don’t think we’re 100% over it. I get fatigued more easily than I did before… my husband has persistent gastrointestinal issues… and everyone has complained about body aches…

woman getting fresh air

Clean air & clear lungs = less hospitalizations

Travel and industry restrictions set in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in unprecedented reductions in deadly air pollution around the world. In the northeastern United States alone, nitrogen dioxide pollution is down 30%. I drive by our local airport every day on my way to the office, and I’ve never seen…

human internal organs

Why we could all use a swift kick in the gut

I’ve spent a lot of time recently thinking about where we go from here with COVID-19. As the world starts to get back to work and more normal activity levels resume, I think we should expect cases to spike. We can only hope that enough people will take precautionary measures to not jump from the…