People at Play
Sep04

People at Play

We are lucky to have a family cottage at a beautiful lake in Wisconsin.  We consider it our second home.  A wonderful neighborhood full of kids and families.  The pace of life that permeates your days is what makes this place so special.  Our children run outside all day and you know they are safe.  A day usually consists of coffee, a dog walk, a stretch on the pier, maybe an early morning dip to wash off the fog of the night before. ...

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Yoga and Healing From Cancer
Jun21

Yoga and Healing From Cancer

Happy International Yoga Day. I wrote a portion of this post a few years ago detailing what Yoga means to me.  It has been an essential part of my healing process: healing and strengthening my body, warding off scar tissue and providing me a quiet and private space to work through all the emotions that come with healing from cancer.  If you’re a yogi then you already know what I mean. There is a moment before class starts when you...

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Spreading Skin Cancer Awareness
Jun09

Spreading Skin Cancer Awareness

May is always a great month for the opportunity to get out and talk skin cancer awareness.  It is the start of summer.  The time when people begin to think about summer break, the pool, the beach, the boat.  Just some of my favorite things.  Of course, all of those experiences come with great exposure to sun. I had the pleasure of spending a morning at WGVU radio doing two segments on skin cancer awareness.  Lots of fun tips embedded...

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Sunscreen Picks From Consumer Reports
Jun01

Sunscreen Picks From Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports released the findings of a large research project looking into the effectiveness of various sunscreen options. They tested 60 different sunscreen lotions, sprays and sticks.  Here’s what they found. 43 percent of the sunscreens and all of the lip balms fell short of the SPF claim on their labels “Natural” or mineral sunscreens—those that contain only titanium dioxide, zinc oxide or both as active...

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Surviving Summer Sun
May25

Surviving Summer Sun

After suffering through a long winter, all you want to do in summer is feel the warmth of the sun on you skin and enjoy all of the natural outdoor riches the Midwest provides. My favorite times are riding in the boat on Lake Michigan as the sun shines warmly down on our family. Rushing along those beautiful blue waters with the wind whipping all around. The reward is that beautiful sun kissed glow that says, “I’m alive, healthy and...

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Swim Tights. The Newest UPF Style?
May16

Swim Tights. The Newest UPF Style?

It seems to me that the hottest new trend in UPF clothing is swim tights.  At first I was resistant to this trend. Then last year my family vacationed in St. Croix and while enjoying some of the most beautiful snorkeling at the only US underwater National Park, Buck Island Reef , I got burned. It was my first burn in five years. The guilt was overwhelming. I had to push aside my vanity and buy some UPF swim tights. So I set off to...

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