More Fun Things To See and Do In Portland

Hopefully by now you read my post about my first day visiting popular places in Portland, Oregon. Could my Day Two top it? Yep, yep, yep. Long time friends S and her sister B, who were tour guides for my stay in … Continue reading

A Glorious Day Exploring Popular Places In Portland

I promised I would tell you more about my trip to Portland, Oregon and I’m staying true to my word. If you read my previous post about the 10 reasons you need to visit hip and cool Portland, you know how … Continue reading

10 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Hip and Cool Portland

Having arrived in Portland following three wonderful days in The Tualatin Valley (Oregon’s wine country), I knew I was going to love this city from the minute I stepped into the artsy Inn at Northrup Station Hotel in the Northwest part of town. The team from Travel Portland … Continue reading

A Beautiful Cycling Adventure on the Banks-Vernonia State Trail

It was my last day in The Tualatin Valley of Oregon, courtesy of The Washington County Visitors Association (WCVA),* and I was looking forward to a cycling adventure on the Banks-Vernonia State Trail. The Banks-Vernonia State Trail is one of Oregon’s Regional Trails … Continue reading

One Life, A Treasure Chest of Stories

In honor of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I’m pleased to bring you an essay written by Antoinette Truglio Martin, the author of an inspiring memoir, Hug Everyone You Know, A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. In 2007, when … Continue reading

Happy October! It’s Time To Get Your Flu Shot

“It’s October. The flu season has officially started. Let’s go get our flu shot,” I said to my boyfriend L last weekend. Since I’m a CVS Ambassador*, we went to the MinuteClinic at our local CVS Pharmacy for our shots. There was no … Continue reading

Exploring The Great Outdoors In The Tualatin Valley

Do you know where the Tualatin Valley is located? I bet you don’t, but you should. It’s right outside of Portland’s backyard. That’s Portland, Oregon. And it’s one of the most beautiful places to vacation in the USA if you like the great outdoors. … Continue reading

Honoring World Alzheimer’s Month: Keeping The Brain Healthy

I read The New York Times blog called The New Old Age written by Paula Span. This week, Paula introduced herself in The Story Behind The Story column. She says that “With more than 20 percent of the American population projected … Continue reading

These New Books Will Help You Reinvent Yourself

It’s been many years since I’ve had kids at home who are starting a new school year, yet come September I always think about new beginnings. The past month, my mailbox has been filled with new books that can help you reinvent yourself and make positive change. Since … Continue reading

Mindfulness, Happiness, and More Trends From the 2017 Book Expo

When I was growing up in the Bronx, NY, I loved going to the public library. My mom and I would walk across Mosholu Parkway from our home. Mom would go food shopping – which took a long time since … Continue reading