Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Boozing with benefits: The right way to drink red wine for weight loss

It all started with the French Paradox.

The question about how the French eat a high fat diet, smoke and totally shy away from active exercise, yet they have half the rate of heart disease (143 vs. 315 per 100,000 middle-aged men) and live 2.5 years longer than anyone else in the world.

French researcher Dr. Serge Renaud’s studies concluded this was primarily because the French drank bucket-fulls of red wine – at the time 16 gallons per person per year vs. 2 gallons per person per year in America.

25 years later, practically every science lab across the world has not only endorsed the theory but actually taken it further, crediting red wine with everything from weight loss and protection against cancer to lowering the risk for diabetes and helping manage depression.

A sampler, if you may.

First, let’s look at red wine and weight loss

The Greatest Invention for Toddlers & Young Children: the #KidloLand App #HolidayGiftGuide2016

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.




My little monkey Brianna is 14 months old, and even though at times it seems to be getting tougher, it's actually getting easier. She's up and about on her feet, and if she wants to move faster she speed-crawls. Her current words that she's able to speak are "baby", "dadda", "mamma", and "hi"! It seems like she's learning more and more with each passing day. She's a curious little monkey that's growing like a weed, and she never ceases to amaze me.

She's loves when I read to her, and also loves to steal any and all electronics that she's able to pick up! Yes, she's a little TV remote, game controller, cellphone and tablet thief...  so when she does manage to grab my iPad or cellphone, she loves the new KidloLand application that I installed. This app is the PERFECT app for anyone with a child, whether they're a baby or toddler.

The application takes up a fair amount of space on my phone, but it's worth it... it's the price I pay for peace and quiet. What type of application is it? It's meant for babies, toddlers, and young children. It has over 570 nursery rhymes, songs, stories, games, and phonics. "Old MacDonald" and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" has saved me several times while out in public... the perfect tantrum remedy.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Dalai Lama: 18 Rules of Life #inspiration


  1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
  3. Follow the three R's (Respect for self, respect for others, responsibility for all your actions).
  4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
  5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
  6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
  7. When you realized you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.