4 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress: A Video by Dr. Oz

I stumbled upon this one minute video through Oprah Mobile, a new iPod app I downloaded the other day. Dr. Oz suggests these ideas for reducing stress: 1) Press gently on your eyes with the palms of your hand. This is a new one to me. I tried it and it does feel good...

5 One-Minute Things To Do to Improve Your Life

1) Mini-purge Your Closet. Go to your closet and take a good look. Then pull out three articles of clothing you haven't worn in the last year. Bag them and put them in the car now. That way the next time you drive by the Goodwill truck all you have to do is pull...

Don’t Wait Until You Need A Vacation to Take One

"Time is the wisest counselor of all."  ~Pericles My vacation is coming to a close. It was only a week; a few days away, a few days at home, but it was good. I have one more day to wallow in without anything scheduled. Boy, am I looking forward to it....
The Nerve Racking College Application Gauntlet

The Nerve Racking College Application Gauntlet

You'll be hearing about this topic from me a lot in the up-coming year: the agony of the college application process and how to help our kids survive it. A few months ago when my husband and I noticed my son was acting out of sorts, cranky, not himself, we took...
In Praise of the Ordinary

In Praise of the Ordinary

"Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary."  ~Cecil Beaton Hey, Cecil Beaton! With all due...