Microwave ovens…Are they really Safe?

The other day, an artist friend came over to discuss an art project we’re both involved in—we were both showing a couple of our paintings in a local exhibition in March—so I made a cup of tea while we talked about it. I put two cups of water with a chamomile tea bag in them Continue reading


OLD FOOD TABOOS OUTDATED (Thank Goodness!)

Enjoy These Without Feeling Guilty Now     Here’s the scoop – read on…..   Recently, I came across an article about eggs. For years I avoided eating eggs because their yolks contain a large amount of cholesterol—184 mg each on average—and the natural theory was that it would get into my bloodstream and clog Continue reading


The Dangers of Scented Products and How They Can Affect Your Health

My husband, Richard, has often accused me of smelling something in the atmosphere, whether in our home or outside—fumes, smoke, exhaust, fragrances–that wasn’t there, because he didn’t smell it. Well, I assure you, as I did him, I definitely did. Although never formally tested, apparently I have a more sensitive sense of smell than most Continue reading


Passion – It Helps Keep You Healthy and Young

Passion: a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept. I’m lucky.  Outside of family, I have a number of passions in my life that give me a sense of fulfillment: my customers’ wellbeing through beauty and health, my art, and writing my books. My younger sister, Francey, has a Continue reading


The Benefits of Aloe

This may surprise you… Nature, in its infinite beauty, gives us plants that are not only beautiful but powerful. One of these such plants is the Aloe Vera plant. Its healing properties have been documented as far back as 2100 BC. And we’ve all heard of Egyptian queens extolling aloe’s beauty benefits. Whether used topically Continue reading