Category Archives: Health

How to Let Yourself Go During the Holidays

‘Tis the season for guilt. From too-many-drumsticks guilt to you-have-a-present-for-me-and-I-don’t-have-a-present-for-you guilt, we all indulge in some good old fashioned self-shaming during the holidays. From the moment the school supplies go on clearance to make way for the Iron Man costumes, … Continue reading

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Gizmos and Gadgets Aplenty

In pursuit of bragging rights and a Tiffany necklace “medal,” I’m in the beginning weeks of training for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon this October in San Francisco. This morning, I geared up for a quick three miler. At my … Continue reading

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The Sweet Agony of the Spa

Aside from a pedicure here and a facial there, I didn’t experience my first “spa day” until I was 26. My boyfriend at the time got me some uber-deluxe-platinum-premium-special-person package that included six hours of being poked, prodded, polished and … Continue reading

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10 Steps to Crafting Your New Year’s Resolutions

The toasts have been toasted, the kisses have been kissed, and it’s officially a new year. This is going to be your year – because you’re going to resolve it. And 365 days from now you’re going to be your … Continue reading

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Marathon Training for Winos, Lazies, and People Who Hate to Run

My best friend Shannon has this frustratingly positive effect on me. Following her lead, I’ve adopted some annoying and time consuming habits over the years – flossing nightly, wearing SPF bazillion sunscreen even indoors and worst of all…running. In fact, … Continue reading

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A Free Tour of Trader Joe’s

Going to the grocery store is one of my favorite simple pleasures (second only to visiting Target). I love wandering the aisles sans list and tossing random treats into the cart without anyone shaking their head at my eight varieties … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Counting Sheep

To toot my own horn, I’m an amazing sleeper. Eight hours is just half-assing it – when I’m really on my game, I get a solid nine and a half. I snooze happily through long flights, uncomfortable nights in random … Continue reading

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