New Years Eve is almost here! As we prepare to say goodbye to the current year, don’t forget to ring in the new year with some of these lucky foods that are traditionally enjoyed among many cultures to promote prosperity, health, luck and love in the upcoming year. And a few that are recommended to avoid. No matter what you and your significant other have planned for the new year, aim to include one or more of these foods in your New Year’s Eve celebration. Continue reading “Lucky Foods for a Lucky Year (PLUS 3 to Skip!)”
With the holiday season here, the challenge of finding your significant other the perfect gift has arrived. If getting healthy has been on your significant other’s Wish List, here are some approaches to giving the gift of health & fitness. Continue reading “How to Give the Gift of Health & Fitness”
Mr E and I often argue who it’s more difficult to shop for at the holidays: me or him. I always say as long as it involves travel, yoga, or clothes, I’m super-happy. And Mr E will either just buy the things he wants, or like things out of my price range. If you’re feeling stuck finding a gift for the man in your life, and want to give him something that lasts all year long, check out these subscription options that range from stocking-stuffers to monthly lifestyle surprises. This year, think outside the wine, beer, and grilling box for your man and check out these gift subscriptions for him. Continue reading “Monthly Gift Subscriptions for Him”
Holidays can be a challenge as relationships become more serious. You would like to be together with your significant other, but also have family obligations. Maybe you’ve never met your significant other’s family, and this could be the first opportunity to meet them. Or now you’re married and need to determine who will get your attention for each holiday. How do couples decide where to spend the holidays? Continue reading “Couples vs Families: Determining Where To Spend the Holidays”
Thanksgiving, aka America’s Eating Holiday, is coming tomorrow. It has been documented that the average American consumes 4500 calories during the Thanksgiving meal alone. Today I’m sharing the top Thanksgiving tips you and your significant other can follow together to avoid that dreaded holiday weight gain. Continue reading “10 Thanksgiving Day Survival Tips”
Only a few days till Thanksgiving. As preparations begin on Thanksgiving dinner, the big question is: Do you know your audience? Continue reading “Mindfulness Matters During the Holidays”
Thanksgiving is only one week away. And if you, your significant other, or family members are managing diabetes, then check out today’s post all about creating a Thanksgiving diabetes plan, plus tips I share with US News & World Report. Continue reading “Your Thanksgiving Diabetes Game Plan”
Happy Halloween! Today is a day that kids love and many adults fear. For most adults, Halloween is the “Gateway to the Holiday Eating Season”. There’s still a good month to go before Thanksgiving, but depending on the candy haul that comes home tonight, there could be lots of tempting items in the home. After you’ve taught mindfulness to your children and the Switch Witch has come and gone, what happens to all that leftover Halloween candy? My #1 suggestion is DON’T take it to work. Continue reading “Why You Should Not Take Leftover Halloween Candy to Work (Plus 5 Alternative Options)”
As part of my Jersey Shore Date Nights series, today I’m talking about the #1 tourist attraction we have here at the shore – our beaches! If you and your significant other are planning on spending the day or taking a longer vacation at the beach, check out these tips for being a good beach guest.
Happy July 4th Weekend! Going to the beach this weekend to celebrate? As a Jersey Shore Girl, you know I love my beach. However, over the summer months we get a million invaders – I mean visitors. And while I love the energy that comes to the shore over these months and meeting new people through SUP classes, the ability to relax on the beach can be challenging. Therefore, Mr E and I have decided to share our Beach Etiquette 101 rules for those of you planning to visit our beloved Jersey Shore this summer. (PS- We are not lake or river people, nor have we ever been. I’m not sure if these same rules apply, but common courtesy never goes out of style.) Continue reading “Beach Etiquette 101”
Happy Memorial Day – the unofficial kick-off to summer! Unfortunately today’s rainy weather makes it feel more like a gloomy spring day than a summer celebration, but Mr E and I know better days are around the corner. Being a resident of the Jersey Shore, we get more excited for this time of year than the holidays. Sitting on the beach, dining al fresco, and waterfront happy hours listening to some guy play a guitar are just a few of our favorite things. And if you’re like me and Mr. E, there’s probably a BBQ or 3 you’ll be hitting up over the next week. Read on for some food safety tips for keeping your BBQ (and guests!) safe this MDW.