The Mythology of Betsy Ross and the American Flag
Be Inspired! / History / Women

The Mythology of Betsy Ross and the American Flag

Happy Flag Day, which, in case you didn’t know, is June 14th. It’s not a national holiday, but it is an annual observance first marked by President Woodrow Wilson’s 1916 Proclamation. President Harry Truman signed an Act of Congress in 1949 designating June 14th as the official date.  As with all our major national symbols, we … Continue reading

The Gift of a Good Night’s Sleep, Part 1
Be Adventurous! / Be Inspired! / Be Prepared! / Health/Fitness / Living

The Gift of a Good Night’s Sleep, Part 1

It’s 4:00 a.m. — Have You Seen My Sheep Anywhere?   We all love ourselves a good night’s sleep, and they’re mighty important to our health. It’s been awhile since I had one, though. Only hours ago I was staring at a clock reading 3:21 in the frigging morning, so I’m feeling mighty qualified to … Continue reading

Atkins Diet, In Theory and (Personal) Practice
Be Inspired! / Food/Cooking / Health/Fitness / Reboot Camp

Atkins Diet, In Theory and (Personal) Practice

Reboot Camp Post #4: Good Thing I Enjoy Protein It’s been 8 weeks since I kicked off my “Reboot Camp” with a diet–the Atkins Diet, specifically–and it’s time for an update. Let’s start with a little background on the plan itself. THE SCIENCE OF ATKINS Unless you’ve never had to lose a few pounds (lucky … Continue reading

Mid-Life Cancer: The Ultimate Catalyst
Be Inspired! / Be Prepared! / Family & Friends / Health/Fitness / Living / Women

Mid-Life Cancer: The Ultimate Catalyst

Ten years ago this week, I was deconstructed and reconstructed by two surgeons methodically bent on ridding me of cancer.  I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. I remember saying to myself, with great regularity in the days leading up to surgery, “I just need 10 more years. Just 10 more years…” At 41, … Continue reading