Favorite Things

Light Therapy for the Winter Blues

The holidays are such an interesting time of the year. It’s the most wonderful time of the year – or so we are told – but is it? I find that for many people, myself included it’s a tough time of year. High expectations, over more »

Discover The Spice: Sumac

I’ve been meaning to share a find I recently made: the spice Sumac.  My friend Mastaneh had us over for dinner a few months back and we had seriously, the most delicious grilled chicken kabobs. They were flavored with Sumac. I had never heard of more »

The Tarts Take Manhattan

I have been so busy that I haven’t had a ton of time to update, which is good and bad. I often find posting in here a cathartic experience and one that forces me to stop for a few moments during the week and think more »

Happy Birthday to Me!

Last week was my birthday. It was an awesome day that started off with a good 530A workout. I try to always exercise on the big day as a way to thank my body for hanging in there. Of course, I took a nap when more »

New Year: Time for a Healthy Reset

We decided to adopt a puppy. We have been thinking about it for a while – and the kids are at an age where they can help at least a little with him. So, without further ado – Meet StormTrooper aka Trooper. He’s a 5 month more »

Comic Con New York 2015: 10 Lessons Learned

Comic Con New York 2015 was my first foray into the fandom and cosplay world. It was unlike anything I have experienced before, so after talking with a few of the ladies who attended Comic Con New York with me, I compiled a list of lessons learned…to more »

Happy New Year 2015: Let’s Get Uncomfortable

It’s been a good thing for me to step back and really just breathe the past two weeks. I had some family in town, got to enjoy some unencumbered downtime, got my fitness on and just allowed myself to “BE’. There are some big changes in more »

Bad Posture is More Than Just An Eyesore

It’s always peaceful and calm when the kids don’t have to rush and head off to school. Unfortunately, I have to head into work today which is a bummer because I could use at least one more day to my weekend. As expected, now that more »

A Few of My Favorite Things

I am often asked to share information about some of my favorite products I use regularly, so here’s an ongoing list if you are curious… Supplements Fish Oil – Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega Natural Calm Magnesium Drink  Beauty Products Moisturizer: Avalon Renewal Defense Soap – This is more »