To Eat or Not to Eat, That is the Real Question

I've been trying to decide whether to visit my family in Utah before summer ends. It's not that I don't want to go. It's just that I have to "weigh" (pun intended) my decision carefully because when I land in Utah, every good habit I've worked hard to develop suddenly starts playing a game of hide-and-seek. It's the craziest thing, like my good sense goes on vacation and I'm a helpless victim trapped in a smorgasbord of deliciousness. And I must eat. I eat things I would never eat … [Read more...]

Lessons from NYC 9-11 Memorial

We recently visited the new 9-11 Memorial in NYC, which commemorates the lives of those lost in the terrorist attacks. One word: sad. Visitors streamed through the museum in silence; many with tears running down their cheeks. There were some parts of the museum that were so moving, I stifled outright sobbing. People lingered over the exhibits, especially the ones with recorded voices of passengers on the hijacked planes calling their loved ones to tell them goodbye. It … [Read more...]