Couldn’t have said it better

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My summer recently began, kids are out of school, the steady stream of busyness that took over May is now down to a trickle and I’ve had some time to read some fantastic things on the internet that I’m bursting to share.

Wishing everyone a restful and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.  (Side note: I recently had dinner with an American soldier who is on leave, he mentioned the desperate need of things like socks and underwear,  and that there is little, to no need for the candy and sweets that apparently show up in loads.)

Great article on “healthy habits”.

Loved what this guy said about “appreciating the tools modern medicine offers but not relying on them to keep us healthy”.

Had a beautiful lightbulb moment reading about the mental load attached to parenting, running a household, etc. in this article.

Re-read this article to gather my courage for stepping out into the world in a bathing suit for the first time since last summer.

Got on a roll and hunted down this article again for tips when buying a bathing suit, hilarious.


Happy long weekend! XO.




The best soy latte that you’ve ever had?

photo via wellness mama

photo via wellness mama

Remember 2001?  Train’s “Drops of Jupiter” played at least 10 times a day on every radio station I listened to.  I remember being intrigued by this foreign thing “soy latte”, at the time I was a “tall, vanilla non-fat latte please”, I was also smoking cigarettes and eating pizza about 4 times a week.  Ah youth.  Well later in life I embraced the soy latte, a decaf soy latte to be exact, it’s my go to if I’m forced into a Starbucks.

There’s a huge debate going on about soy, health food or health foiler?  I’ve recently been advised to kick it out of my diet, it turned out to be a “foiler” for me personally.  Luckily, I’d stumbled upon this, butter in my coffee?  OF COURSE, I’ll try it!  Butter seems to be a non-disrupter for me, a glass of milk – nope not going to fly, but butter for cooking eggs – no digestive problems at all.  Some of you may be gasping – but the saturated fat, the cholesterol!!  You may be interested in this little NPR interview, “Rethinking Fat:  The Case for Adding Some into Your Diet” .  Me, I’m a fat fan.

So, I started looking into it a bit more and came upon, Bulletproof coffee and Wellness Mama’s “healthy coffee“.  In my heart of hearts I never understood how something that smells so divine – coffee – could be bad.  Thanks (yet again) to the amazing internet I have a bit more insight, I am still curious if when these folks go without there are any withdrawal symptoms…..may have to personally test that theory.

In the meantime, here’s how I’ve been enjoying my occasional at-home coffee these days:

1 cup coffee (I make pour-over), or tea

1 TBS Kerrygold butter

1 TBS coconut oil

Mix everything in a blender, pour into a cup and enjoy your frothy concoction.

Options:  vanilla extract, honey, stevia, also amazing with chai.

Happy sipping.