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Spare the Hammer But Not the Wrench

Spanking should be abolished entirely.

I was spanked as a kid. I guess I turned out ok.

Think you needed a good whippin’ to learn your lessons when you were little? I imagine a lot of heads shaking with a “Yes, ma’am”. There’s a good chance you “Yes, ma’am’ers” believe your children deserve the same. Read more

Pizza Rolls for Grown-Ups

Turn a junk food into a nutritional powerhouse in less than 30 minutes tops.

Never again put frozen pizza rolls in your grocery basket plllllllease!

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WAKE UP AMERICA! Appetite for Profit

The demand for corporate profits is undermining efforts to improve our food supply.

Who is Michele Simon?

Public health attorney, Michele Simon, is your lawyer. Taking on large corporate giants to fight for improvements within the food industry, Michele is making a difference for your future.

Author of the book, Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines our Health and How To Fight Back, Michele teaches us about food politics, corporate tactics, and policy resolutions.  In 2007, Michele’s groundbreaking report lead to a ban on alcoholic energy drinks.

She is President of Eat Drink Politics, an industry watchdog consulting business. With a Master’s degree in Public Health from Yale and a law degree, I am thrilled to know this female activist is on the right side of the battle over our nation’s food supply.

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Peel Yourself

Peel back the layers and then solve your problem.

I often wonder if I resumed being a therapist today, would I rely more on my college degrees or my wisdom from living 48 years? I know. That’s laughable.

There’s at least one concept I did learn in class that seems to have stuck. Here’s a jump start to solving your own (or someone else’s) problems. Read more

Ladies First- WinKC Women’s Triathlon

Next time you want to feel like you belong, sign up for an all women's triathlon.

Women come in all shapes and sizes. Some are strong and others struggle. Some are toned and some jiggle. Some are tweens and some are grandmas.

Many wouldn’t be caught dead being seen in their underwear but their butt covered in Lycra, no problem! Read more

What the Olympic Rings Mean To Me

Competitive sport is only one aspect of the Olympic games.

I proudly admit I have an obsession with the Olympic Games. Even on vacation the first week, I won’t miss the prime time Olympic coverage. Doesn’t matter which sport or what heat, I have to watch.

Is it because I was one of those little girls with Olympic dreams? I think that’s part of it. There’s always something intriguing about watching others achieve what I couldn’t. As I watch Jordyn & Gabby flip on the balance beam, I can smell the chalk and feel the apparatus as though I’m 14 again. Read more

The #1 Best Kitchen Gadget

The Vidalia Chop Wizard wins the top spot hands down.

Chop an entire onion in 10 seconds!

We’ve all seen those “As Seen on TV” ads showcasing kitchen knives that cut paper, cellulite zappers, or the latest and greatest ab ripper. Never has it lead me to pick up the phone or enter an order on-line. Well, almost never. Read more

Macho Gazpacho

Don't be afraid to ask a restaurant for a recipe of a favorite menu item.

Fresh and colorful at the starting line

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Livestrong or Livewrong

The Lance Armstrong investigation stirs up debate for good reason.

Worthy of the yellow jersey?

I have read all of his books. My wrist adorned a rubber yellow bracelet for years. When asked which athletes I would most like to have around my dinner table, Lance Armstrong was tops on my list.

Accused of doping in his 7 consecutive wins of the Tour de France, Lance is forced to prove his innocence instead of proving he’s still one of the best athletes on the planet.

Is this a witch hunt or a legitimate effort on behalf of authorities to clean up the sport of cycling?  Here’s what I think. Read more

Wetsuits for Car Seats

Skitz Pick

No more sweaty, sticky car seats! 

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