Mother’s Day is nostalgic for me because I lost my mother at the age of 66 to pancreatic cancer—she didn’t smoke or drink, and she ate well, so it was an incredible shock at the time.
After reading the inspiring article “Into the Woods—Hiking for Health and Happiness,” in this month’s Fit Body section (see page 32), I felt compelled to share a story from my university days.
The good news is that some of the health food stores have ketchup and chili brands that are quite tasty, so I don’t have to abandon my favorites entirely.
When I saw the photograph of the Rottweiler in this month’s Natural Pet section, I could not pass up the opportunity to share a few memories about my beautiful “rotties,” Jesse and Shiloh.
I was itching to pick up the microphone and belt out a tune but had never done such a thing.
I was looking through my kitchen cupboard the other day at all the mugs I’ve accumulated over the years, and it brought back a memory of my mother and her quest to end the holiday gift exchange at her office
The thing that’s interesting about downsizing to this extent is not only how painful the process is but also how you arrive at what you actually choose to keep.
As some of you may have realized by now, I am an animal person, and, not having had children, my “fur kids” have held an important role in my life, and in my heart.
I’ve owned an e-reader for many years. My husband got his before I bought mine, as I thought that a “real” book was much better—the look, the feel, the smell. I can sense many of you thinking the same thing….
I have been touched by two very special three-legged dogs, one of whom is still in my life, and so this month’s Natural Pet feature on imperfectly perfect pets (see page 30) led me straight to these thoughts for my letter.