5/18/80

Today is the 40th anniversay of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens.  That day, a portion of this beautiful volcano blasted off into the atmosphere.  Two months later, my husband and I were driving into Washington State to check it out as our possible future home.  Before we left, my mom questioned me, “You aren’t […]
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Outexercising Extra Calories is Almost Impossible

I really enjoyed reading this interview I found on GrubStreet before my walk this morning.   GrubStreet is one of the nation’s leading creative writing centers.  Here was one of the interviewer’s questions: Q:  I want to lose weight. Is diet really more important than exercise? “Yes. It is much easier to outeat running than […]
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Earth Day 2020/Covid-19

I recently read an obituary of a woman in her late 90’s who passed away from the coronavirus.  Her older sister passed away 102 years ago during the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic!  Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.  Earth Day 2020 falls in the same year that we are struggling with the […]
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Keep Your Home Virus Free/Then Get Outside

Be vigilent about practicing social distancing and do not forget to keep your home virus free as well. The CDC recommends disinfecting high-touch surfaces, such as countertops, door-knobs, cellphones and flush toilet handles.  Do not  overuse chemical cleaners or mix cleaners to boost effectiveness.  There is no need to panic-clean, just read the product labels. […]
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Eat Right Bite by Bite

Today is the last day of March and due to the coronavirus pandemic, I missed blogging about National Nutrition Month.  Since we are all hunkered down, their could not be a better time to cook and eat whole foods at home.  This is your opportunity to really focus on what you drink and what you […]
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Social Distancing Dos and Don’ts-Now Until April30th

Monday morning started out wet, but soon the rain blew through and the sun appeared behind the trees. Going outside to get fresh air and exercise is a DO while maintaining social distance. Over the weekend we learned that the national social-distancing guidelines will continue through April 30th. Social Distancing is defined as remaining out […]
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Stay Home, Limit Travel, Save Lives

As I was traveling over the mountains yesterday, “Stay Home, Limit Travel, Save Lives” was the message displayed on the highway reader boards. By the time I reached my home in Leavenworth Washington, our govenor had issued a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy”  order. His order essentially closes all business except for essential businesses for the […]
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Monday

It is the start of a new week of social distancing. According to Nancy Lublin who co-founded Crisis Text Line, a nonprofit text-messaging organization, the volume of messages has surged during the coronavirus pandemic.  In her words, “What we need right now is physical distance and social connection.” Anxiety is high and we all have […]
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Spend Time Outside Everyday, Especially Now

What a difference a week makes. Last Friday was March 13th, and many would not have predicted where we are today, one week later!  In Washington State, we are social distancing in an attempt to flatten the curve of additional exposure to the coronavirus. Immersing yourself in nature is restorative and studies have found that […]
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Boosting Your Immune System

The arrival in Seattle and the United States, of Covid-19 has been an eye-opening experience.  It landed on our shores and is altering our daily lives in ways we never really could have imagined. There have been those trying to educate us to become prepared, only apparently we were not listening.  It seems to be […]
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