Sunday, March 7, 2010

A day to honor the Women in your life

I posted this story a few years ago but since tomorrow is a Day to Honor all women I thought it might be nice to read it again ... so here it is!


I have always been interested in bettering myself so with that in mind I have been buying self~ help books of one kind or another for the past 30 years .. recently I started to clean out my attic and was shocked to find hundreds of books on how to be better, abundant , prosperous , healthy , serene, how to stay focused , create money , meditate ,the rules of money , the law of attraction , how to be a millionaire .. the millionaire's mind ... how to make laughter the best medicine.. reduce stress .. looking at all these books I realize that if I saved all that money I might be a millionaire today!! & not have stress!!!

One lesson I hear over and over again is about mentoring .. find someone who you admire, who you want to emulate and find out how that particular person got to where they are today.

My life so far has been in search of that one person .. but the realization came one morning at 3 AM ~ it is not just one person .. there are many people in my life who I admire .. for any number of reasons.

There are teachers I've had in school , friends I have just met and life long friends .. women in business .. women I met in cooking classes .. the one common denominator: women

I am surrounded by strong, brave, fearless women ... women who lost a loved one and have to go on ~ as painful as it may be .. women who follow their dream ~no matter how scary it may seem at times ... women who run a business, family , school , household with strength & determination.

My role models are all around me .. I just have to look and I can see how I can be better .. I can look inside me and find the answer .. I am in the company of great women who inspire me to do better and live a full life and smile more!

In the beginning of March , in Italy there is a day where all women are honored.. it is called "LA FESTA DELLE DONNE" On that day every street corner and tiny flower shop in overflowing with bright yellow flowers called mimosa.. they are given to women as a sign of respect and appreciation .. for all that women do in everyday life .. for mothers, daughters, girlfriends, for all the women in your life ..

I love that day .. I have been lucky enough to be in Italy a number of times and I always feel special when I see the beautiful , elegant women of Italy carrying around those bright sprigs of yellow flowers.

That simple custom makes me realize how important it is to appreciate the women in your life .. . so I salute you .. all the women who work hard to make a difference .. to make everyday count .. to lead a full & happy life .. I give you the bright , happy yellow MIMOSA!!!!!!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Working out

I am embarrassed to say it has been quite a while since I've worked out regularly. I tried a few things over the years yoga, Pilate's, walking, treadmill, just to name a few, but I've always come up with a excuse or two to keep me from doing anything on a regular basis.

Too busy.. too tired... too achy... but lately I haven't been feeling like myself and I knew I had to do something. All roads lead to an exercise program.. but what to do?? what would make me feel strong and fit and good?

Marty's of course. Marty Feldman is a trainer .. a trainer of boxers, of women, of men .. he is old- school and reminds me so much of the Rocky movies. He gets results .. he is a mountain of knowledge, with years and years of experience. His work- out gets my blood flowing and my heart rate up and my muscles responding~ in just one week!!!

I feel the difference already. I am standing up straighter.. I feel strong, I feel my muscles, my body responding. I am sleeping better at night and eating right.

What took me so long? is what I am thinking!!!
Regular exercise is the best thing for you. Not only your body but your heart and your mind and your soul. It is time taken for you. Maybe just a hour a day but wow what a difference it makes.

I am so happy I took that initial step to do something for me, to make my life better, to put a smile on my face and a bicep in my arm.

Take some time during the day for you! you deserve it!
A little regular exercise will change your life for the better!

Here's Marty info, he might be the guy for you!!!
Marty Feldman
Marple sports Arena
610 690 0997

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Everyone has a favorite food. It could be a something you just had at holiday time or for Sunday dinner. The aroma alone can bring back a flood of memories.
If we are lucky, a recipe was passed down to you and you can still enjoy the flavors that brought you joy as a child.

I am lucky indeed to still have my mom living 1/2 block away. She is still the greatest chef I know, and even if I cook the same exact thing .. her version always taste better to me.

She prepares a soup from the Abruzzi region of Italy.
It is a simple soup but time consuming to make. Therefore it as always served during the holiday.. whether it be Easter of Christmas, or Thanksgiving for that matter. Scripples made an appearance on our dinner table.
If we were lucky we could request it for our birthdays.I want to share this wonderful, simple, delicious recipe.It is not hard to make but it does take some time. It is a very thin egg crepe that is served ladled with hot chicken broth. More yummy that I can even explain. I taught this recipe in one of my classes recently and everyone was surprised at how really very good it was!
I hope you give it a try!

3 eggs
3 tbs. water
3 tbs. grated parmesan cheese
3 tbs. flour
~combine in blender or food processor, ladle onto buttered small skillet, drain off extra, just coat the bottom of the pan,cook until set and flip to the other side for a minute, remove from pan and roll into log, cover with hot chicken broth and sprinkle with cheese to serve.