Welcome to my new website/blog!

Welcome, friends, to my new website/blog.
I’m so excited for you to check out these new features:

New Finds -This is where I’ll be sharing products that I have scoped out and tested for you. Food, gadgets, household products- cool items that taste great, improve health or just make life better.

Personalized Recipe – Need help with a recipe? Check this out! I’m happy to assist.

Inspiration – For anyone who could use a little spiritual boost.
Here I’ll share what moves and motivates me: guided meditations, book reviews, quotes, poems, relaxation techniques to name a few.

Let’s stay healthy together!
And as always, email me with thoughts or questions!
Love, Betsy


Holidaze Got You Crazed?


4-7-8 Breathing Technique to Quell Anxiety:

  • Find a place where you can sit up straight in a comfortable position.
  • Gently place the tip of your tongue on the ridge of your gums, just under your front teeth.
  • Expand your diaphragm and slowly inhale through your nose for a count of 4.
  • Hold your breath for another count of 7.
  • Open your mouth slightly and exhale for 8 counts, drawing your diaphragm in.
  • Repeat this cycle 4 times in total.

Benefits of slow diaphragmatic breathing:

  • eliminates toxins from your system
  • slows heart rate
  • increases oxygen circulation
  • improves mental clarity

Now go out there and enjoy the holidaze!

7200 Bowls of Goodness

I have estimated that my husband has consumed at least 7200 bowls of granola during the course of our relationship. Make that 7201, he just finished breakfast as I write this.

chococherryGranola-medYears ago when life was simple we made huge batches of granola together that would last a month or so. But these days we mainly resort to the bulk aisle at Whole Foods for his morning mainstay. Every so often I get adventurous and try new and different granola recipes to keep his mornings from getting stale. This recipe is crunchy, sweet, but not too sweet, a surprise in every bite. You’ve got to try it!


Oh, and by the way, I think the 7201 bowls of goodness keep him happy and healthy!