Monthly Archives: May 2015

What the heck is a bagua, and what does it have to do with feng shui?

To celebrate the June 1, 2015 release by Camel Press of my contemporary romance novel DESIGNING HEARTS, I thought I’d revisit the topic of feng shui. By the way, the term feng shui means “wind and water.” Fire and earth … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Memorial Day Memories from Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Today’s blog is about my childhood memories of Memorial Day weekend when I was a kid in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Traditionally, this is a weekend that includes parades and fanfare honoring our veterans, visits to cemeteries to remember loved ones, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spinach: a Delicious Super Food AND a Weight Loss Superpower?

As children, we learned from watching Popeye cartoons that spinach was good for us. Popeye’s use of spinach—zipping open a can, downing it in a few gulps and becoming uber strong—was one of our earliest experiences thinking of a food … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

10 Healthy Snacks to Indulge Your Inner Snacker

At about 3:00 p.m. every day, I get snack-y. I used to feel guilty about munching throughout the day, but now I believe that snacking can be healthy, if we make good choices. I’m learning to embrace my inner snacker. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Three-Ingredient Tomato-Artichoke-Scallion Pasta Sauce

I’m not sure why I love this recipe so much–perhaps because this easy, three-ingredient creation is delicious over pasta or ravioli. Not only do I make this dish regularly, but it’s also one of my go-to recipes for entertaining, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment