It’s all about the power of Lemons!

I receive a lot of wonderful newsletters from health and wellness experts.  One particularly caught my eye because the subject is in my book, Is Gluten Free For Me– I actually offer this suggestion as the best way to start your day! When I come upon items like this it makes me feel validated.  Not that I need to be validated – but nonetheless, it lets me know my instincts are right on. This is …Read More

A great healthy gluten free cookie recipe for you. Plus, let’s take a look at fat!

  We all know that food makes us happy, right?  I am always doing research on food and its effects on our body.  We know that eating too much isn’t good for us.  And eating too little is just as bad. Here is an excerpt from a blog I found by – Organic Melt Butter that talks about fat in diet: “Low-fat diets have been erroneously recommended for reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and …Read More

The Definition of Love

The word Mother is synonymous with the word Love. When we think of Mothers, we think of Love.  But, you don’t have to be a Mother to give Love. Love is mentioned 131 times in the Old Testament and 179 times in the New Testament.  The Greatest Gift of Love was from God!   Blessings today and everyday – Joyce Goodman

Inch by Inch Life’s a Cinch!

Yard by yard, life is hard!  Small changes can make big changes in your body!   After our little weekend of rain we have more beautiful weather coming our way.  The air is fresh and smells so good!  Makes you want to move your body, right?  Summer is right around the corner, guys!  We have been covered up in sweaters and sweats and now the weather is warmer and we need to not only shed …Read More

Fabulous Fiber!

I was looking over some of my older blogs and found this.  It resonated (again) with me because the doctor just told my husband he had to eat more fiber – and he asked me how to do that – so… you are my honey! I will make the soup for you – love this recipe! Fiber is filling, full of vitamins and helps fight fat!  An article from the Mayo Clinic stated that diets …Read More

The true meaning of Grace Under Fire (at least to me)!

Do we really know what that means?  I wonder!  This has been on my mind a lot in the past two months.  And more so this week.  The secular description of Grace Under Fire is as follows: According to some sources, the phrase grace under fire refers to someone who can remain calm, cool and collected even in stressful situations. Others say it can be related to grace under pressure, which was Ernest Hemingway’s definition …Read More

The Best Muffins Ever!

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Coconut Muffins Loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals, these delicious muffins will certainly earn you a gold medal!  I have seen recipes for these muffins but I added my own twist to them.  They are moist and somewhat dense and certainly don’t have the grainy texture that some gluten free products have. This recipe makes 12 muffins. Here is what you will need: 1  cup sweet potato – baked then mashed.  …Read More

I hereby decree Wednesdays to be devoted to Wellness!

Everyday should be devoted to your wellness, but I want to make Wednesdays especially devoted to sharing tips and recipes that will enhance your lifestyle! Remember the  ‘It’s Not Meatloaf’ blog? I promised you the recipe – so here it is!  It is a little labor intensive, not difficult, but worth the time and effort.  And, it always tastes better the second time you eat it because the flavors ‘marry’ more. Prep time:  45 …Read More

It’s Not Meatloaf! Part One!

Looks like it but it is Meatless Stuffed Cabbage – European Style, and it is loaded with nutritional benefits! Being Hungarian, sometimes I yearn for the comfort dishes I grew up with.  And one of my favorites was stuffed cabbage, which is traditionally made with a combination of pork and beef.  I’ve done it with ground turkey and or chicken, but it just isn’t the same.  Plus, in an effort to eat less red meat …Read More

Cherries! Who knew they would be so good for you?

George  Gershwin said it best…..’Life is just a bowl of cherries, life’s so mysterious, don’t take it serious’ Well, one thing you need to take serious is your health.  But there are so many wonderful things you can do to help yourself.  And during the summer, one of the healthiest fruits you can eat are cherries!  I found a great article online that I think you will enjoy: ‘Cherries make for a sweet snack and …Read More

A healthy thyroid is key to good health!

No – it isn’t a bow tie – it is your thyroid gland! More than 20 million Americans suffer from thyroid problems; half of them don’t even know it. Could you? In recognition of National Women’s Health Week, learn the 10 thyroid symptoms you can’t afford to miss. Thyroid disease is tricky to diagnose. Its symptoms are vague and mimic those of menopause, pregnancy and chronic health disorders. Yet 1 in 8 women will develop a thyroid …Read More

Is Your Resolve To Improve For 2015 Dissolving?

So often in January we make resolutions to get healthier, release those extra holiday pounds and exercise more.  We hit it hard and heavy for a couple of weeks, then kind of fall back to old habits.  Now it is almost the middle of February (oh no) and you are frustrated and probably mentally beating yourself up!  Well, you don’t have to.  I am here to… Let’s do a mind check:  Is it time to …Read More

Beating the Holiday Blues

For many people this is a difficult time of the year – I know it is for me.  I found this information and I think this is one of the best articles I have seen on how to handle the holidays!  Hope you find this as helpful as I did!   By Maud Purcell, LCSW, CEAP Joy to the world! ‘Tis the season to be jolly! Festive music fills the air; holiday cheer abounds. Everyone is …Read More

June? Really?

  Only 198 days left until Christmas?  Yikes!  How could that be?  It seems like time is just flying by!  Today I turned 75!  Again, how could that be? Wasn’t I just 55?  Traditionally, the night before my ‘New Year’– I look back at the year and look forward to the beginning of a new year. This has been quite the year.  I published a book, bottled seasonings, moved my studio and have two radio …Read More

New Food Rules!

In my never-ending quest to research information on how to have a healthy, well-nourished body, I ran across a wonderful little magazine.  Not new to me, but the title of this magazine caught my eye:  Prevention Magazine’s Food Lovers Issue – 100 Best Clean Foods.  The magazine cover stated “Eat Real Food – Never Diet Again”! Of course I had to buy it.  There is a lot of great information in the magazine but you …Read More

My New Year’s gift to you!

January 2014 A month filled with ideas to help you!  Be mindful of your actions Balance your protein, veggies and water.  Move your body! Every journey begins with a single step.  Let’s take this journey together. As each and every day begins we are given the opportunity to make a difference and to change what doesn’t feel right. How we treat others and how we treat ourselves reflects in our lives like a mirror. “The …Read More

Want to make a last minute Christmas gift for someone – or just a treat for your family? Try these delicious Gluten Free Peanut Butter Balls! They have the consistency of a peanut butter cup or truffle. They literally melt in your mouth!

They are somewhat nutritious – peanut butter has 7 grams of protein per serving and a bit of iron.  The cereal I used is vitamin fortified and the semi sweet dark chocolate that they are dipped in is rich in antioxidants!  How’s that for justification? Works for me! Ingredients: 1 jar natural peanut butter (16oz) 4 cups gluten free cereal – I used chocolate flavored Rice Chex ½ cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups …Read More

A hearty, nutritious pot of chili – great to put together before you go shopping!

  FAST AND EASY CROCKPOT THREE BEAN CHILI  (thank you google images – looks just like mine did)! I made this yesterday at the studio – it served about 10 people.  It was gone by the end of the day!  I started preparing shortly before noon and served it at 1:30.  Then people just kept coming back for more throughout the afternoon!  It definitely was a hit! Benefits:  This dish is filled with Iron, Vitamin …Read More

Thanksgiving – what’s for dinner, plus a sneak peak at the seasonings and a thought about being thankful

  I just love Thanksgiving and all that it encompasses.  It is the opportunity to get together with my family.  Everyone is so busy, it seems that we always kind of dash in an out of each others lives.  But on this day as on Christmas, birthdays and Easter – we actually have the chance to spend a bit more time together. Now, don’t get me wrong – we talk a lot and see each …Read More

Let’s get ready for Thanksgiving! Great ideas to keep you keep you on track!

I love subscribing to on-line blogs and articles about health and wellness.  I received this the other day and thought it was perfect for this time of year.  It just made so much sense.  This is from Beyond Diet by Isabel De Los Rios:    “Can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving? While I love the family focus of Thanksgiving, I know the other focus – comfort food – can cause a lot of people’s good-eating …Read More

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – a look back in time.

I have family members and friends who have given much to help our wonderful country.  But you know, I never really looked back at the beginning of this acknowledged day. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of November, in 1918 was when the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War …Read More

November? Really? Thanksgiving? Christmas? Here is some help for you as we head towards the end of the year.

It is hard to believe that we are heading, full force, into the holiday season.  This is not only a time of joy and sharing, but it also is a time when many people get so stressed out that they dread this time of year.  A dear friend sent me a blog by Dr. Linda Khoshaba from Integrative Health in Scottsdale, Arizona.  My friend thought it would interest me because at the base of my …Read More

Is it Brussel Sprouts or Brussels Sprouts? That is the question that was asked when the book was being edited. And I just bet all of you are saying Book? There really IS a book?

  As for the book, yes indeed, there is a book.  But before I give you the answer (or opinion) on the Brussel(s) Sprout(s) question, I would like to share an update on the book with you all. This has been a really interesting, and to say the least,  challenging week.  I received the final proofed copy of my book and now all that remains to be done is the indexing.  We have two versions …Read More

Happy 2nd Anniversary Bounce 2 Health Wellness Center!

The phrase time flies when you are having fun really is true!  It is hard to believe that it has been two years (on October 3rd) that the Bounce 2 Health Wellness Center has been opened. To celebrate the beginning of our third year, we will be having a FREE Senior Health Day at the center.  It seems fitting – start the year off will offering a free demonstration about how exercise can be as …Read More

Don’t feel quite right? Tired? Is it a tummy ache or do you have a food sensitivity?

It hurts! Sound familiar?  Boy, it sure does to me.  I can’t tell you how many times I have had patients/students tell me they have these symptoms.  Now, it may, indeed be that they have been working too hard or have a bit of a bug.  But there have been times when, it talking to them about what they are eating, there is an indication that they may be having food sensitivities.  And, unfortunately, this …Read More

I just love sharing good recipes! Never thought I would find an easy gluten free cracker recipe! Plus, good news on the seasoning!

Gosh, what a week this was.  Progress was made with our big seasoning adventure.  And the best news ever….it passed my son’s taste test!  Can you hear me breathing a sigh of relief?  Well, I sure did!  Just think, I had to take his recipe (which he made in small batches) and have them up-scaled to begin production on a somewhat larger basis – think 400, 4 ounce bottles AND make sure the unique taste …Read More

Hooray! I am in the final phase of finishing up the on-line version of my book!

The title is “ Is Gluten Free For Me”?  Not only does the book have 21 wonderful recipes that are gluten free (plus a few bonus recipes), but there is also a lot of in-depth information on how to identify foods with gluten and the impact that gluten can have on people who have that sensitivity.  Plus, I have included quite a bit of information on how to identify low glycemic foods.  The glycemic index …Read More

A great recipe for Taco Frittata – inspired by Rachel Ray!

The other day I caught a Rachel Ray show and she made a wonderful frittata ‘cake’ made with eggs and corn tortillas.  She layered it with shredded lettuce, avocados, salsa and pico de gallo.  It was amazing looking – it had two layers and was presented as a great brunch idea. Weill, I did my own little take on it – and it was scrumptious.  Instead of a two layer cake, I just made single …Read More

Out of necessity comes creativity – my hubby’s words. Here are a couple of gluten free ideas for summer fruits!

We have plum, pear, apple and peach trees that are being overly prolific this year.  My poor husband has to go outside everyday after work and pick and rake.  Bless his heart.  He feels like he lives on a farm – always has ‘chores’. The plums came first – of course we share the bounty but there are so many that we can hardly keep up.  Reminds me of growing up in Arcadia,  My stepmom …Read More

Whew! A big corner was turned this week!

Last week I shared an article with you that I planned to talk more about this week.  But claiming my right as a woman to change my mind, I would like to talk to you about what is, to me, a real milestone.  And it turned out to be a revelation.  I finished writing my book!  Some of you may know that I have been working on what started out to be a recipe book …Read More

Mary Poppins told us that ‘a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down’ Really? Mary probably didn’t know about these facts!

My assistant, Kindel Castle, introduced me to the writings of Robert Lustig, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Lustig published this article in “The Blog” in the Huffington Post on 2/27/13.  It really caught my attention and I want to share this vital information with you.  Dr. Lustig writes:  “Still Believe ‘A Calorie Is a Calorie’?  If you do, you fly in the face of mounting and incontrovertible evidence that some calories …Read More

You can clean your house, preserve food, soothe your aches and pains – and much more…with Vinegar!

I am always looking for some interesting topics to blog about.  And this week I came across a little book that I have had for years.  It contains 100 helpful hints about the use of and the benefits of using vinegar. Wanting a little background on vinegar I did some digging.  We are all familiar with the nursery rhyme….Jack and Jill.   But did you know there was a second verse? Up Jack got, and home …Read More

Thoughts about Dad from Erma Bombeck

This blog is a bit longer than most of mine.  Erma Bombeck has always been one of my favorite writers.  I love this article!  Enjoy!     When God Created Fathers Erma Bombeck   When the good Lord was creating Fathers he started with a tall frame, and a female angel nearby said, “What kind of Father is that? If you’re going to make children so close to the ground, why have you put Fathers …Read More

Some people just want to ‘forget’ their birthdays – nope, not me!

Yippee!  I’m excited.  Today is my birthday. i m a year older  but what about the wiser?  Nope.  Haven’t noticed it.      I had a lot of fun looking at humorous thoughts on getting older.    Here is an excerpt from something that made me laugh:   “I wonder what my insides might be discussing right now? Mind:  Thank God she is a year older – now she can safely blame it on her age …Read More

A few questions for you and an easy exercise to add to start your day off! Join us at class and learn more!

Can’t believe today is the first day of June, can you?  Where did the first part of the year go?  Were you able to keep your New Year’s resolution?  Did you become more mindful with your food choices?  Did you stick to your plan to exercise more often?    Some types of exercise can be a pain, both literally and figuratively. Exercising should be fun and rewarding.  Exercising should keep you motivated and wanting more. …Read More

Thoughts on Memorial Day

Tomorrow is Memorial Day.  The end of a three day weekend.  Many people will be celebrating with picnics and bar-b-ques.  It is the official beginning of summer.  But as an American, the day means so much more to me and to our country. How many of you have family members and loved ones who have or are serving in the Armed Forces?  I have and I would like to share a few precious memories with …Read More

‘Tis the season – here is a great idea for spring cleaning!

We are fully into spring and so many of my clients and students  are telling me that this time of year is conducive to cleaning their houses.  The winter is over, new energy come with spring so they want to get rid of the ‘stuff’ that has been accumulating.  Also, they want to get their bodies ready for summer.  I found this wonderful article on line and thought it was the perfect thing to share. …Read More

Want to save money on a facial and a deep conditioning treatment for your hair?

Well, I have some great ideas for you!  This month we have been talking a lot about food – the benefits of eating certain foods.  Remember Hippocrates’ saying – ‘Medicine is thy food and thy food shall be medicine’? Well, not only are fruits great for nourishing your body – but you can give yourself some luxurious beauty treatments and save money just by using mayonnaise, avocados and papayas! Here are a some tips for …Read More

T. S. Eliot said that “April is the cruelest of months”

That statement caught my attention.  Let’s think about why.   Historically, many horrible things have happened during the month of April .  We all know what happened this month on the 15th – that was a reality but Mr. Eliot had no awareness of what was to come our way.   Perhaps Mr. Eliot was referring to spring – the blooming of flowers and the increased pollen in the air that causes allergies. I subscribe to several …Read More

“Let food be thy medicine” – Did you know that Hippocrates said that?

Boy oh boy, Hippocrates was right on!  Hippocrates was an ancient Greek physician of Classical Athens and is considered the most important figure in the history of medicine. He is referred to as the father of Western medicine for his contributions to the fields.  He died in 377, BC.  His contributions to the medical field have lasted eons!  That is stunning. The Hippocratic Oath is perhaps the most widely known of Greek medical texts. It …Read More

Hope everyone is doing well with their Body Pledge – here are some helpful ideas to keep you on the path to wellness.

Well, here we are ready to start the second week of April!  It is hard to believe!  How are you all doing on your journey?  Last week I posted a challenge for you to join me in pledging to make good choices where your body is concerned.   I belong to a business networking group and was asked by their Education Coordinator to read something in his absence.  I thought it was amazing that it corresponded …Read More

Are you ready to take the journey into spring and begin truly making good choices and to love yourself into total wellness?

I hope everyone had a blessed Easter or Passover.  It is hard to believe that tomorrow is April 1st.   This is the season for renewal.  I am making a commitment to be fully engaged in bettering myself in every way.  I found this wonderful featured blog on and knew that I had to share it.  Won’t you join me in taking this pledge?  Please share it with your friends. My Body Pledge of Allegiance: …Read More

I have a lot of Jewish friends and I love making their holiday foods.

One of my favorites to make and serve is Matzo Brei – it is easy and so tasty.  It actually tastes like eggs with potatoes – it is an illusion! Ingredients to make 4 ‘pancakes’ 2 sheets of matzo crackers 2 large eggs Salt and pepper to taste Just a little grated onion – perhaps ¼ of an onion – adds a special flavor 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Preparation Break matzo into small pieces – …Read More