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 →


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 gadget, the mess goes away revealing fresh, tasty, juicy meat loaded with antioxidants and other health benefits. Check... 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 →


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Shades of Chartreuse ~ The Freshly Green Tips HWA Series No matter how "paperless" our lives become, a hard copy of information is often necessary. If you are a blogger you may enjoy offering a PrintFriendly button (like the one above) to your readers. If you are a reader, you will enjoy saving paper,... Read more →


As promised in the Spring Into Shape Announcements article, we have a fabulous giveaway for one lucky Here We Are reader! Sharon Gnatt Epel, founder of La Ishá, natural skin care for Timeless Beauty through Healthy Alternatives, will send the winner their newest anti-aging product, Nutrient Rich Face Crème. This $75- item is the... Read more →


A Product Review by Here We Are Product UPDATE: This product has been discontinued by Maybelline. SAD, but true! It is still available online: Buy it here while you still can!! In the meantime, I am currently testing a few other options and will let you know my results in an upcoming HWA product... Read more →


PLUS: Episode #12, AFTER The Final Rose CLICK Here To Listen to the Chick Flick Chat review and discussion of Episode #10, The Women Tell All, of ABC-TV's Season 16, "The Bachelor" show. CLICK Here To Listen to the CFC review and discussion of Episode #11, The FINAL Rose. Episode #10: The Women Tell... Read more →


CLICK HERE to Listen to the Chick Flick Chat review and discussion of Episode #8 of ABC-TV's Season 16, "The Bachelor" show. CLICK HERE to Listen to the CFC review and discussion of Episode #9. Thank you to everyone who has been listening live, OnDemand, and via iTunes to the CFC recurring series covering... Read more →