Shades of Chartreuse ~ Freshly Green Tips™ By now you've heard about coconut oil and the hundreds of suggestions for its use. Maybe you've tried it, maybe not, or you bought a jar and it's sitting on your cabinet shelf waiting for you to experiment with it (several people have told me they bought... Read more →


Part 17 of the Here We Are Series - Live Your Life Out Loud Realize that only in being kind to yourself can you really be kind to others. ~ Dorothy Draper, Interior Decorator, Trendsetter 💝💝💝 I invite all the HWA readers and listeners to join me in living Dorothy's approach to self-kindness each... Read more →


At Thanksgiving, more than any other time of year, when hosting a dinner we think in terms of "dressing." We dress the turkey, whisk the salad dressing, dress up the buffet table, select a dress to wear, yet year after year, we put on the same tablecloth. Well no more boring old pumpkin colored... Read more →


Hold your breath... Gravity is a fabulous ride of infinite, weightless space, made ethereally beautiful by Alfonso Cuarón's moment-to-moment direction of Sandra Bullock's flawless performance. Oh, and lest I forget to mention the adorable, spacesuit clad, George Clooney. He floats in and out of the story - with his star-power wattage dial turned up... Read more →


This past winter I decided to develop a granola bar recipe to share with the Here We Are readers. After reading long, sugar-filled ingredient lists on store brands, I wanted bars that were light on sugar content, preservative and soy-free. And so the testing began... Like all of the HWA recipes that must pass... Read more →


At this time of year, everyone is talking about "gratitude." Like so much in our media-centric society, it seems a bit overused; especially at Thanksgiving. With all the craziness going on in the world, it might be a bit hard to muster right now. Try thinking in terms of how lucky you are -... Read more →


Hurricane Sandy blew in showing everyone unexpected, eye-opening revelations about life, property, and the value of simplicity. While the lesson may be different for each of us, the unifying message is that the collective spirit is greater than any one individual. Light supports our endeavors, and more importantly, our wellness. Whether it's in your... Read more →


Listen to Chick Flick Chat, the movie review and discussion show, featuring the classic psychodrama, "Single White Female" and its recent remake, "The Roommate." You can't pick your family, but you can pick your friends... And roommates! These films remind us that you never can tell who might be a closet psycho! They often... Read more →


Featured Here We Are Giveaway for August & September! Don't miss your chance to win a 30 minute telephone session valued at $30- with Susan Ragazzo, Animal Intuitive & Animal Transition Counselor. During my recent HWA Talk Show interview with Susan discussing the process of Animal Communication, she graciously offered to share her talent... Read more →


Last week, a society, a country, a culture, viewed the worst humanity has to offer. In a few terrifying moments, a creature of evil exposed his darkness in the glow of the silver screen, forever marring the lives of those anticipating an exciting, temporary diversion from real life. During a summer tradition, the blockbuster... Read more →


The Here We Are Talk Show presents an interview with Susan Ragazzo, Animal Intuitive and Animal Transition Counselor. In this detailed discussion, Susan expands upon her recent HWA guest post, Animal Communication, to explain what this increasingly popular communication method is all about... If you have ever wished that you could talk to your... Read more →


Article update 2016: Check out my video on how to use this handy gadget To Core A Pineapple. How often do you walk past the fresh pineapple display at the market simply because you don't want to make a mess getting the fruit out of its prickly shell? Once you use a pineapple coring... Read more →


A Guest Post by Susan Ragazzo, Animal Intuitive / Animal Transition Counselor When you hear the term "animal communicator" it may conjure up the film image of Eddie Murphy, as Dr. Doolittle, talking to the animals. Has the idea ever left you wondering, "Is it even possible to communicate with animals?" My answer is... Read more →


Last month, on May 1, I launched the A Friend A Day In May Challenge, urging you to join me in contacting at least one friend a day throughout the month. Based on the emails I received, Tweets, Retweets, and Facebook "likes" and "shares," the Friend A Day (AKA "FAD") challenge sparked a lot... Read more →


A Giveaway & Product Review by Here We Are At first touch, Parisian's Pure Indulgence Sugared Butter Whip is so light and frothy, you'll doubt it is actually an exfoliating "scrub." But don't be fooled... This all natural, sugar-based product is a sweet treat for the hands, elbows, knees, and feet. Lightly scented with... Read more →


The Here We Are Talk Show presents an interview with entrepreneur and beauty expert, Kelli Parisian: Pure Indulgence & Timeless Beauty. My guest, Kelli Parisian, founder and owner of Parisian's Pure Indulgence, shares all things beauty, PLUS important tips to developing a successful business. In this candid discussion, Kelli reveals her secret to starting... Read more →


Announcements, Updates, & Reminders ANNOUNCEMENTS Beauté Et Intelligence: What do you get when you mix brains with beauty and business? Business owner, Kelli Parisian of Parisian's Pure Indulgence Organic Skincare. Tune in on April 15 at 12:30 pm EST for the upcoming Here We Are Talk Show, Kelli Parisian: Pure Indulgence & Timeless Beauty.... Read more →