Author Archives: Zipporah Sandler
The holidays are coming quickly and while I find it easy to buy for family members, they are always asking me what I want. Whether it be little goodies for the stocking, or a token on each of those eight nights of Hanukkah, I’ve created a list of goodies that I’d love to unwrap while sitting with a big hot cup of cocoa.
When I hear a tune on the radio that I haven’t heard in years, it evokes potent memories. When I smell certain scents, they may remind me of anything from my grandmother to my favorite hotel. My Paris stories are always filled with smells: the patisserie on the corner, the open rotisserie pits at the farmer’s market, and one of Paris’ most wonderful hotels.
They say that the most important part of a journey is the first step. Without that LITTLE effort, you stay stuck in one place. I pretty much adhere to that policy when it comes to doing anything new in my life.
I can still remember my grandmother – how she smelled, her petite stature, how she never wore makeup, the special treats we’d get from her that my mom never allowed us. And, how she was always conscious about her bone health.
There’s something about the words “living healthy” that sounds rigid to me. I’ve spent my life trying to live my Champagne Living style, which in my mind doesn’t translate well to healthy lifestyle. BUT, the truth of the matter is that in order to enjoy life and live it to the fullest, health HAS to be at the core.
We’ve heard it time and time again, LIFE is about the little things. Too often we fret about actions that are beyond our control, and we become overwhelmed. Thankfully, there are LOTS of simple things that we can do that will allow ourselves some happiness, pleasure, and yes SATISFACTION.
Turn on late night TV and you’ll see them. Infomercials selling InSanity, P90X, and more. At the gym we have more than just running, biking, swimming, and lifting weights. We may have been sweating to the oldies a few years ago, but now we’re in the new millennium of exercise with Zumba, boot camp, and even pole dancing. While they’re great cardio workouts, we seem to be pushing our bodies to the limits.
Eat your way to joint health. There have been several studies over the years that point toward certain fruits and vegetables as being beneficial to joints, and experts suggest that the Mediterranean Diet and the foods below are part of the ultimate diet for optimal joint health. While you still need to check in with your doctor, adding these foods to your diet could be beneficial.
Wrinkles… those folds, creases or ridges in the skin that make me crazy when I look in the mirror. While it’s true that as we become older we get wrinkles, I don’t know anyone who looks at them and thinks: “Wow, those are NICE.” Can we avoid them? To a certain degree.
No matter WHAT season it is, a sunscreen with SPF is essential to protect you, but you can increase your protection (especially in the summer), by donning a chapeau that keeps the sun off your face.