Time to Make Myself a Priority Again

“We inhabit ourselves without valuing ourselves, unable to see that here, now, this very moment is sacred; but once it’s gone – its value is incontestable.” –Joyce Carol Oates Snow day #3 today in schools across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and I am making time on my day off to write. Blogging is a … More Time to Make Myself a Priority Again

Strawberry Mango Salsa and Black Bean Jar Salads

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” ~ William Shakespeare Even though there has been a chill in the morning air, I witnessed subtle shades of green appearing in nature on my morning commute. I will never take the promise of spring for granted. After a long winter it feels like my responsibility to … More Strawberry Mango Salsa and Black Bean Jar Salads

Fierce Green Smoothie with Blueberries and Kiwi

“Thriving. That’s fighting… Surviving is barely getting by.” ― Jillian Michaels Since August of 2007 I have been a Weight Watchers Coach and I have experienced my own challenges with my weight management. Now that I am in my forties I have found that I must fight harder than ever to maintain a healthy weight. … More Fierce Green Smoothie with Blueberries and Kiwi

Italian Hummus Spread with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Capers, and Olives

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next … More Italian Hummus Spread with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Capers, and Olives

Mediterranean Wrap with Greek Olives & Tzatziki Sauce

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations  Since I try to fully embrace a healthy lifestyle, I do wait until the beginning of month to start new if I have slipped up. I truly believe that each day presents an opportunity … More Mediterranean Wrap with Greek Olives & Tzatziki Sauce

Broccoli & Zucchini Jar Salads with Creamy Cucumber Dill Dressing

“We need space to be productive, we need places to go to be free.” ― Laure Lacornette My promise to you, and myself, is that this post will be short and to the point. My weekend to-do list is lengthy and I have many new and healthy recipes to share. Since I started posting Mason … More Broccoli & Zucchini Jar Salads with Creamy Cucumber Dill Dressing