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Blue Diamond is my Golden Egg, or How I Made an Easter Coffeecake Using Coffee Almonds

Using a 1970s bread baking cookbook and Blue Diamond almonds, I made 5 recipes for Easter dinner to honor my sister. Oh, bacon is also involved!

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One Wine with Whole Foods: My First Wine-Tasting in 20 Years

Whole Foods in Santa Barbara held a One Wine Spring Release 2014 event, and I was invited. One Wine is a collaborative effort between the So. Cal. Whole Foods markets and specific Central California winemakers. The wines selected to be part of the One Wine label are not only affordable, but also produced locally, by hand, in small batches, and support the local economy and land stewardship.

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Santa Ynez Valley

What is Your Health Worth?

Alexandra Williams, MA and Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA Retreat to A Week at Sky Ranch Fitness Is a fitness spa or resort vacation in your future? Alexandra: My physical, emotional and mental fitness is important to me. Ever since January, when I wrote about trying to lose the ten pounds  that found me, I’ve been working hard […]

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Looking for Wellness in All the Right Places: Tenaya Lodge Health and Wellness Retreat

Make a worthwhile investment in your happiness and well-being by attending the Tenaya Lodge health retreat in the Ascent Spa. But only if you like walking amongst pines, getting massages, eating 5 star healthy cuisine, and hearing from expert pros on ways to live a healthy, well, enjoyable life. And mints on your pillow.

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Seth Godin Keynote Speaker for IHRSA

Lead Where Others Dare Follow: Highlights From the IHRSA Convention

Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA Do you strive to be a better leader as you advance in life? Perhaps you prefer working with strong leaders. As a group fitness leader myself, I am always looking to learn more about positive, effective leadership. As a baby boomer woman, I particularly appreciate and focus on successful, high profile females. […]

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3 Food Trends for 2014

For the fourth year in a row, Kymberly and I spent several days at the Natural Products Expo West, sampling delicious (and healthy) food and beauty products, and attending sessions so that we could share the latest news with you. In part 1 of a series, we share three food trends.

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Why It’s Great to be a Boomer

How much is said about the advantages of being a Boomer? I speak as an expert when I say we Boomers are in full bloom, especially when we eat right & exercise.

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Age Actively with a Winning Bucket List

Why not Buff(erin) out and Polish off your Bucket List in a Clean Sweep(stakes)? (You know we like word plays).
The message behind bucket lists is that we should all live our lives to the fullest. How do you define that?

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Reaching Your Fitness Goals, or How Are Those New Year Resolutions Coming Along

We are one-sixth of the way through 2014. This is about the time when many people give up on their New Year’s resolutions to move more, eat better, lose weight – the list goes on. It’s easy to understand – the weather isn’t cooperative, you aren’t seeing improvements, there’s no time – that list goes on too! Please don’t get discouraged. Keep at it.

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How Duff Goldman, Pompeian Oil and I Teamed Up To Donate $5000 to the Foodbank

Pompeian Oil had a photo baking contest, and the winner was the Foodbank, as a $5000 donation was made to them. Ace of Cakes celebrity chef Duff Goldman was the judge. Want to see the winning photo?

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