This Month’s FEATURES

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High Stakes Game

The other day I heard a political consultant describe America’s current relations with Russia in light of the situation in Ukraine as a poker game between President Obama and Russian President Putin. “So far,” he said, “Putin is winning.” While our president voices words of concern and carefully scripted, tele-prompted warnings of “serious consequences,” the […]


Water – Waste Not Want Not

Have you ever imagined that one day you may turn on the water faucet and nothing came out? Imagine if you had no water at all in your house, as if the water main was turned off for extended periods—maybe months. This scenario is a stark and possible reality. I know. I have lived through […]


Lost Passport

Pray tell, what is the disaster that world travelers fear the most? What can happen that absolutely destroys a pleasant vacation? What possible item can bring a seasoned traveler to tears? Let’s see. A long security check line? No. A bad case of food poisoning? Perhaps. A terrorist threat? Quite possibly. But the one thing […]


Tax Time (aka April Madness)

“Our new Constitution is now established,and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”                                                                        —Benjamin Franklin The month of April is synonymous with Tax Time. As everyone over the age of ten, maybe 9 (child labor laws), knows, April 15th is the […]

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Healing Afghanistan

ALIVE Book Review by Robin Fahr Healing Afghanistan: Hope for the Children By Judy Duchesne-Peckham The story of House of Flowers, the only Montessori school/orphanage in Afghanistan  In 2003, Judy Duchesne-Peckham, award-winning photographer, educator, and long-time social activist, joined a small humanitarian team headed for Kabul, Afghanistan. The mission was to provide aid to Afghan […]



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“I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out.” We’ve probably all heard … [Read More...]


Up Tight? Loosen up with Music as Tax Time is Upon Us!

Today we encounter stress and anxiety everywhere we go. The vicissitudes of … [Read More...]



Tomato Cages and Lilacs

Q. It has occurred to me that tomato cages should be cleaned somehow before … [Read More...]


Another Kind of Sweet Pea

The proliferation of television cooking shows has turned us into a nation … [Read More...]

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Spring into Style

Designing with the season is a great way to update your space. … [Read More...]


Getting Well

Kick your Plantar Fasciitis, Once and for All!

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar Fasciitis is an irritation and … [Read More...]


Diagnosing TMJ Pain

Sometimes life will guide you... if you let it. More than thirty five … [Read More...]


The Thyroid Cascade – Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms?

Thyroid function is surprisingly complex, with hormones changing into other … [Read More...]


I Believe in Miracles… Since I-Lipo Came Along!

I Believe in Miracles… Since I-Lipo Came Along! With summer fast … [Read More...]



I Now Pronounce You … Hoodwinked?

Ever since I can remember, I've been obsessed with the idea of marriage. … [Read More...]


2014 Lexus LS: Luxury with the Tech Factor!

These days, luxury is offered in cars from every corner of the earth. The … [Read More...]


Are You Ready to Step Into the “Winner’s Circle” for WEIGHT LOSS Success?

In my private practice, over the last nine years, I’ve helped many clients … [Read More...]


Tailor Your Beauty Wardrobe

Custom Foundations Are A Perfect Match. A foundation is one of the most … [Read More...]


He Said / She Said with Robin and Shawn

Dear HSSS, Please settle the debate between my husband and me. Can men … [Read More...]


Theater of the Mind on Demand

How long until your car dashboard audio experience is digital and internet … [Read More...]


Voodoo Doughnuts

As readers and a loyal audience, you should have never let me roam outside … [Read More...]

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Fun, Fresh, New Looks

So long. sweaters!  The newest looks are fresh and fun! Bright and airy … [Read More...]


Famous Pairs!

In honor of National Pear month, let's discuss famous pairs, like Abbott … [Read More...]


Raise Wages? Let’s Raise Everything!

What would you think if tomorrow’s lead newspaper headline read: Gas Prices … [Read More...]