Every year I hope to get to Washington, D. C. to be among the many tourists to see the nation’s largest collection of cherry blossom trees. Well, April 28, 2013, I was pumped for spring to be in the nation’s capital for my first Nike Women’s Half-Marathon. Not exactly how I planned to view the over 3,000 pink trees.
This week is Alcohol Awareness Week, you know where I am going with this. I especially want to call your attention to the negative effects of alcohol in women. Check out the info graph listed below, it highlights major differences in males versus females concerning alcohol consumption. Check to see how being under the influence affects women who consume alcohol on the regular?
Alcohol affects men and women differently. Many people think it’s just because men are bigger and can handle their alcohol better, but weight isn’t the only factor.
Some things just don’t have to be, like the high death rates associated with colon cancer. The colon cancer cure rate is 90% when symptoms are detected early. The staggering colon cancer rates suggest that many people especially young women are falling like dominos.
For as long as I can remember, I like tea parties. Perhaps it’s the inner girly girl in me. There’s something special about indulging in a spot of tea. Don’t we all want to have an air of sophistication and indulge in afternoon tea? I know I do, my great friend Cynthia, so do my daughter and her BFFs. It looks like my daughter, her millennial New York friends and I started our own mid-day tea experience. This year afternoon tea at The Ritz Carlton, lest we not forget last year at the landmark historic Plaza Hotel.
We have all heard about or participated in campaigns. Campaign for this, for that, get involved, make a difference campaigns. Capital campaigns to raise funds, political ones to elect public officials and not to be left out, the health industry awareness campaigns. Just one week into March, I am urging you like the American Dietetic Association’s to kick start your spring with healthy eating habits.
For the last 22 years, I’ve chosen all the different modes of transportation to get to the annual Philadelphia Flower Show. I drove, took the rails, planned an organized bus trip the Philadelphia Flower. These trips involved anyone who would accompany me, my children, my sister, girl friends and colleagues. This year I had the unique opportunity to attend the black-tie preview party for the 186th Annual Show, thank you BFF Cynthia. I say lights, camera, flowers as spring is unofficially ushered in with 10-acres of fresh blooms at the Pennsylvania Convention Show in Philadelphia.
The late Charles Schultz Peanuts comic strip character, Snoopy is not the only famous and beloved beagle. The top dog, Miss P won best in show at the 2015 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The 15-inch beagle reached the pinnacle of the dog world as the second beagle to take to win the prestigious dog show recently held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Did you know there are health benefits to owning a pet? The American Heart Association has linked the ownership of pets, especially dogs with a reduced risk for heart disease and greater longevity.
I remember my first day as a pharmaceutical sales rep with AstraZeneca over 17 years ago. I temporarily relocated to Da’Burgh, Pittsburgh, that is. I was housed in my own one-bedroom apartment in North Hills near the regional office of AstraZeneca. Way back in 1998, the training day included not days, not just weeks but three months of classroom study face to face with trainers.
My, how things have changed. Technology has exploded in a major way that affects our daily lives in how we communicate, shop and learn. I recall when I interviewed for this sales position, I was asked many times over about my ability to maneuver the different programs of the computer. I asked myself how hard can this computer be? Speaking of technology, my first cell phone was the Motorola bag phone with an external antenna. Anyone else remember that cell phone?
I was hoping to escape the winter gloom when I recently journeyed to New York City to help my daughter celebrate her 28th birthday. New York isn’t so much fun when you have to trudge through the slush, dirty snow and the prospect of yet another Monday storm. Can I get a show of hands? Have you had enough already?
However, I enjoyed the pleasure of my daughter’s birthday celebration with eight other millennials that are truly rising stars. As a Mom I admire Channing’s “Martha” skills. You know the Martha Stewart skills that lay dormant until you realize you have a panache to create the perfect ambiance. Her humble abode offered flickering scented candles, flowers and the menu included a nice selection mostly healthy treats: fresh fruit, olives, homemade pizza and Caprese salad.