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Raleigh

Although I love every aspect of my garden (my first garden blog told you all about that) and every fruit, vegetable, or herb I pick off a stem, there can still be a favorite. Before I share my favorite, I want to share a few of our “wow” moments so far. This is what makes… Continue reading »

Along came Rusty! Ok, his name was Banjo at the Wake County SPCA, but he and I had a little chat on the fateful April day we adopted him three months after our final farewell to TJ-the-Wonderdog of almost-18-yrs! { My partner had been promised three years of freedom from canines, yet three months was… Continue reading »

I’m always up for a great challenge. Thus, a bar-time (yes, that type) in downtown Raleigh recently had me discussing a myriad of exercise opportunities with a CrossFit pal’s wife one night. She presented me with an interesting challenge, indeed! I was invited to participate as her guest in a local Raleigh Barre class on a… Continue reading »

I didn’t want to title this blog “How to Start a Garden” because that already sounds too complicated. I don’t have time. I don’t know how to “garden”. I don’t have a green thumb. But I know vegetables need soil, water and sunlight. So let’s start there! Two years ago, I started with a small… Continue reading »

No, I’m not advocating a handstand pushup anytime soon in your life, but when you’re moving toward a certain milestone birthday, you may wish to set some S.M.A.R.T. fitness goals that you never dreamed of hitting! Thus, I decided last Spring (2015) to do a handstand pushup before I was __0 {look at blog title if… Continue reading »

When I was a very young child, I lived with my grandparents in a very remote countryside in Southeast Asia. A place full of green hills and fruit trees, it was in this beautiful setting that I fell madly in love with the beauty of nature. A few times a week, in comfortable shoes and… Continue reading »

I am not sure if anyone else is a morning person, but if someone described me, they would definitely describe me as an “early bird.” Even though I try to sleep in on the weekends, and by sleeping in I mean 8:30am or so, I try to pack my day with memorable activities and if… Continue reading »

I absolutely love the Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less program, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.  I truly believe that it has saved my life, and given me more quality time with my children.  In January this year, a doctor warned me that I had to lose weight.  The look on… Continue reading »

I have limited hand-eye coordination. I am terrified of fast moving balls. And honestly, I lack the fierce competitive spirit it takes to play in team sports. I can, however, put one foot in front of the other. That is how I got into running. I had to take a lifetime fitness class in college… Continue reading »

This past week Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less had an amazing opportunity to work with Tisha Powell at ABC11– what an honor! Tisha Powell is a nightly anchor for ABC11 Eyewitness News at 5 o’clock, 10 o’clock (on CW22), and 11 o’clock, as well as the chief investigator for the Eyewitness News Health and… Continue reading »