Fabulous Fresh Figs

I do not remember ever having a fresh fig until a few years ago when a coworker gave me some from her tree.  From that point on, I was in love with figs.  However, they are hard to come by.  I’ve found them once or twice at Costco, but otherwise, Whole Foods is the only…

Hearing and Seeing with God

This morning I chose to explore a nearby hiking area rather than my normal neighborhood walk.  I also left the headphones at  home.  So often I walk to the beat of the music tuning out the noises around me. I need to come here more often.  This is a beautiful secluded area open to the…

Stages of a Pomegranate

Pomegranates are very healthy fruit that contain fibrous seeds surrounded by sweet juice.  They are high in antioxidants, can help fight osteoarthritis and are very heart healthy.  They have additional health benefits as well and are a good source of vitamin B and C.  According to http://www.fruitsinfo.com each fruit contains about 600 seeds! We happen…

Arthritis: Part of life? My perspective:

Recently, I have been diagnosed with arthritis, for the third time.  This time in my right hand.  So now I have mild arthritis in my lower back, my neck, and my hand.  This sounds horrible to me and I’m not quite sure what to think.  When I recently discussed my hand pain with my doctor,…

The plastic invasion. For real.

Yes. Plastic is taking over, and it’s a bit freakish.  So here is my short rant: I see the videos of our oceans infiltrated with plastic trash.  I see the statistics about our use of plastic and how it effects the environment.  I saw the video about the toothbrush traveling around the world in the…