Monday, December 17, 2012

Guest Post - Evita Ramparte

7 Health Benefits Of Coconut Water

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of coconut water. I’ve talked here about all the great benefits before, and when Evita Ramparte kindly and generously offered to give us her take on the wonder drink, I jumped at the chance! You can read about Evita’s miraculous journey here. So, without further ado, here is Evita in her own words:

Coconut is the king of all super foods. Because it has high counts of vitamins and minerals, among many other things, that are bio available, our bodies absorb and consume them almost immediately. Here are the most amazing health benefits of coconut water.

7 Health Benefits Of Coconut Water

Friday, December 14, 2012

When Words Fail Us

I am struggling with finding words strong enough to express the sadness and pain I feel about the devastating events of today, both in Connecticut and in China. The horrendous murder and maiming of innocents, and many of them young children, defies any kind of explanation or attempt at making sense. Michael, Annie, Nicholas, Jayden and I send our prayers and our love to all who were affected by the tragedy. Please, let us remember to treat one another with kindness and love every day and let us find ways, both big and small, of easing each other's burdens in life. Let us overcome unspeakable darkness with the lights of joy and love.


Sunday, December 9, 2012


A friend recently sent me this video and it made my day. Life truly is wondrous.  Let's take the time to appreciate every moment we are given. Enjoy and share with those who are dear to you.


Monday, December 3, 2012

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Recently, I watched in wonder as a boy of about 10 years rode a unicycle expertly down one of the streets in my neighborhood. He was obviously having a great time, gliding up and down driveways, tracing large circles on the sidewalk and generally looking about as comfortable on that one wheel as most people do hanging out in their favorite easy chair. When he looked up and saw me admiring him, his face beamed with pride and joy.  I called out, “You are really good at that!”

“Thank you!” He smiled and rode toward me.

“How long have you been riding?”

“Oh, not too long. I started practicing on my friend’s uni every day after school. I just got my own today.” As we spoke, he maintained his equilibrium by rolling back and forth a couple of feet in front