Great Reads And New Novels At The 2018 BookExpo

It’s fun to attend the 2018 BookExpo America (BEA) each May where publishers introduce their new novels, memoirs, cookbooks, and non-fiction titles. The event is open to trade (and media) – although I think some consumers can participate if they run a … Continue reading

Enjoy “The Great Alone” and Enter A Giveaway

What are you reading this summer? If you haven’t read The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah, then I’m here to convince you to add it to your reading list. In fact, I’m such a big fan of Kristin Hannah that … Continue reading

Seeing Clearly Is The Key To A Happy Retirement

When I was asked to write this sponsored post for the brand VSP Individual Vision Plans,* I wasn’t sure what I was going to say. Then it hit me, seeing clearly is the key to a happy retirement. Yes, yes, … 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

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

My Fabulous Foodie Day At The 2017 Fancy Food Show

Are you hungry? Are you thirsty? If not, you likely will be after you read about my fabulous foodie day at the 2017 Fancy Food Show. Last week, I spent four hours walking 362,000 square feet of the Javits Center … 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

How To Enjoy A Mindful Cup Of Tea

“Would you like to try our teas?” said the nice representative from Adagio Teas. “Yes, yes, yes,” I replied. I was given a gift certificate to purchase some tea and teaware. The package arrived a few weeks ago and I … Continue reading

Making The Most Of My Mindfulness Journey

It has been almost 10 years since I studied mindfulness meditation. My therapist C at the time had suggested I sign up for the Mindfulness-Based Stress Management Program at The Penn Medicine Program for Mindfulness. It was right after my husband M died … Continue reading