The Next Steps In My Exercise Break, and My Fight Against the Negative Voices

June 20, 2018

I can’t believe it’s been almost two months since I started my much-needed exercise break. Although I didn’t know what to expect when I started it, I had some vague thoughts that by now I’d be back at full capacity. And I’m not. Ultimately, I’m fine with that. I’m staying active, and my thinking has evolved.

This post is about how it’s all going, what I’m doing now, and the nasty voices in my own head. Read the rest of this entry »

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An Impromptu Hike, From Summit to Sea and Back Again… and With Lots of Stairs!

June 19, 2018

I needed a change of scenery on Saturday. I wanted to go someplace new, see something different, have an experience. So I jumped in my car and headed south to Orange County, and ended up on an epic hike that took me from mountaintop to beach, and up and down plenty of stairs!

I researched hiking options before I left, and settled on Aliso Peak, a small mountain in Laguna Beach. I liked the idea of Read the rest of this entry »


I Have a Steak Recipe For You… And It’s Vegan. Yes, Vegan!

June 14, 2018

A few months ago, multiple people in a Facebook group I’m in all posted pictures of their cabbage steaks. Cabbage Steaks? I was as intrigued at that moment as you are right now!

So I recently pulled that old red cabbage out from under the bed, dusted it off, and made some delicious cabbage steaks with it. And here’s how I did it. Read the rest of this entry »


Trying New Things: I’d Like to Buy A Vowel

June 13, 2018

Here’s a fresh batch of new-to-me supermarket items that I bought, tried and wanted to share. Keep reading for a meaty snack and a healthy, fresh entree. First, though, is a beverage that will drive your spellcheck crazy. Read the rest of this entry »


Who Likes Free Stuff? Enter to Win Nearly $200 Worth of Functional Fitness Equipment From Modern Movement!

June 11, 2018

What an exciting day! You have a chance to win an awesome giveaway sponsored by Modern Movement! TWO great pieces of exercise equipment. ONE winner. Maybe it will be you! Want details? Keep reading!
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Watch My Interview on the KTLA Morning News!

June 8, 2018

Did you see me on TV yesterday? No biggie if you missed my interview on “KTLA Morning News,” because here it is!

I also have some behind-the-scenes photos and scoop to share. Want to see?  Read the rest of this entry »


Check Out These Two Challenging Stairways – One Was Just Seen on “American Ninja Warrior”!

June 7, 2018

I love climbing stairs that I see on TV, so I was positively geeked when I watched “American Ninja Warrior” last night and saw a familiar sight: the Pico Canyon Stairs!

I visited these stairs last November, and while I posted photos on Instagram, I never blogged about it. Until now!
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