Opinion

Gut Microbiome

Keeping the microbes in your tummy happy is very, very important. They impact our overall health, weight, mood, allergies, and illness. Gut microbes can also have influences on metabolism and mental health. As the Gut Microbiome is a relatively new focus of study, science is learning just how much of our health is linked to the […]

Wonder Woman Movie Review Of Sorts W/O Spoilers

To give an “above average” (movie reference) review, I saw the film twice opening weekend at probably one of the best cinema experiences in the Pacific Northwest – the Cinerama in downtown Seattle. Opening night (Friday, June 2) I saw Wonder Woman with my good friend Ann, whom I have known since grade school. She […]

Tough Like a Girl

Reader Discretion Advised Last night my husband and I were watching the Showtime series Homeland on TV (episode “R is for Romeo”). The scene set-up: Madam President-Elect is a guest on an Alt-Right radio show that is running a smear campaign against her by targeting her son who was a US soldier who died in […]

Death Comes To Us All

As Queen Isabella so eloquently said in the movie Braveheart, “Death comes to us all.” Over the summer I read several books on Buddhism. On my journey of growth I decided to meander down a path towards learning more about Buddhism (religion, philosophy and way of life). Currently, I’m reading The Tibetan Book of Living […]

My Weekend – Nutcracker Review

Kicking off my weekend was a blissfully sublime facial by Brigitte at Spa Nordstrom in Seattle. The following day, in lieu of some plans being canceled, my husband and I had a wonderful lunch at the Dahlia Lounge. We then strolled the city separately, looking for stocking gifts for each other. Saturday evening we had […]

Years Reflection

Twelve months ago I started this blog, with the first entry dated on January 12th, 2012.  As a year comes to an end, we often look back on that year and reflect.  One cannot deny that New Years is a magical and special time.  As the door of the old year closes, a new door […]

Bond

Spoiler: Don’t read this if you don’t want to know anything about the new Bond film Skyfall. I’m still confused as to why Michael and I were able to see the new Bond movie Skyfall before the release date of Friday, November 9th.  We went to a 7:00 pm IMAX showing the day before on […]