Category Archives: Health

The Soap Collection 

Late last December, my cousins gave me some specialty soaps for the Holidays. It turns out that this project was long overdue. My aunt, Thelma V. Leelin, their mother, had spent most of her life a revered dermatologist in Manila. … Continue reading

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Junk Food, Obesity, And Our Children

I finally got a chance to take a few minutes to read Michelle Obama’s NYT Op-Ed last May 28, 2014, entitled The Campaign for Junk Food.  In it, the first lady shared the progress being made by the initiative Let’s … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Fitness Accessories For The Busy Person

Guest post by Sara Upton As a recent college graduate, I’ve found my time is much more of a commodity than it used to be. In school, it seemed like life was much more carefree than it is today, and … Continue reading

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The Gods Envy Us

“I’ll tell you a secret. Something they don’t teach you in your temple. The Gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never … Continue reading

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Praise For President Carter, Boo for Hobby Lobby

I listened to an NPR interview of past US President Jimmy Carter on his most recent publication, “A Call To Action.”  In this book, he dares to take on the worldwide injustice towards women.  By far, the most discriminated group, … Continue reading

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CVS Butts Out!

By now, most people have heard the breaking news that CVS, one of the biggest pharmaretailers in the United States, has decided to remove cigarettes from all their 7600 locations by October 2014.  I have always wondered why these pharmacy … Continue reading

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One Look Back, Then Onward

Yesterday afternoon, I carved out some time to take a long walk. It was sunny and clear after the morning fog burned off. I’m sure the tall Redwoods in our yard appreciated the mist in the morning.  I had read … Continue reading

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A Dalliance, A Brush, A Flirtation

This morning, I felt the cold pull at my bones and gnaw at my fingers.  I had woken up early for my appointment today. After spending ten minutes checking a few emails, I reluctantly threw my covers to the side … Continue reading

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Haiku Catchoo I & 2

Stroll along the beach, To eye, to sniff another, Tails up! Wag! New friends! I walk along side Of you, to shield you from harm. As long as I can. This post was inspired by the Daily Post’s Weekly Writing … Continue reading

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Walking Through The Beach At Half Moon Bay

One Saturday afternoon, we went hiking along the Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail.  After a few miles, we decided to walk down the cliff where there was a well-worn trail and walked along the beach.  It was a quiet afternoon. … Continue reading

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