Oleda’s Age-Defying Antioxidant Salad

It’s summer and that means fresh fruit and vegetables galore. Open-air markets are everywhere and farmers have a cornucopia of produce. There’s no better time to make one of my favorite summertime salads. Not only is it pretty and tasty but it’s chock-full of ingredients that are high in antioxidants –  substances that fight free-radical Continue reading


Top three things you can do RIGHT NOW that will help you stay young.

1. At meals, put less food on your plate. Chew your food slower and longer than usual and put your fork down between bites. This not only helps you keep your weight down, but also aids digestion – a double whammy. 2. Eat junk food in moderation, i.e. 1 or 2 days a week. You Continue reading


Modern-Day Dads and Why We Love Them

For as long as humans have been on this earth, dads have always been the pillars of strength within the family unit. Over the centuries they have symbolized a sort of intrinsic, quiet knowing. An unshakable, unmistakable, fortress to their spouse and children. But, over the last few decades especially, they have morphed into this Continue reading


WHEN MORE IS LESS?

The other day, I was shopping in our local supermarket for some essentials (usually Richard and I do this together, but this time I was by myself). Richard had asked me to pick up a box of his favorite crackers, so I found myself staring at shelves full of them. I recognized the brand he Continue reading


People Keep Asking Me To Reveal My Personal Routine For Staying Fit All These Years Well, here goes ☺

I have forever ‘preached’ that most of us have a choice of staying fit for life….. …and that I believe some problems arise from cultural habits picked up from previous generations. For example, if you grew up in a family bent toward an all-you-can-eat attitude at mealtimes with heavy sauces and sides, chances are your Continue reading


Happy People are Healthier People

I bet you’re not surprised to learn that studies show a strong relationship between health and happiness. In fact happiness is actually linked to health more strongly than it is to wealth. We’ve all heard it said that money doesn’t buy happiness. Well, to some extent that’s true, but not entirely. The wealthy, as a Continue reading


For The Love of Nuts

Nuts do more for your health than you may know I am forever being asked how, at my age, I keep my weight constant at around 120 Lbs. and my energy level so high. The answer is a combination of things pertaining to diet and exercise, but one of them is that I incorporate generous Continue reading


Happy Mother’s Day To All The Mothers In The World

“The mother is everything – she is our consolation in sorrow, our hope in misery, and our strength in weakness. She is the source of love, mercy, sympathy, and forgiveness.”  The Prophet Just before my son was born, an elderly gentleman, whom I knew only casually, told me that a person does not know how Continue reading