The Next Generation of a Mothers Love

There’s a point in every girls life where eventually the daughter becomes the mother. It’s not when you have kids and it’s not when you get married. It’s the day you start taking care of your own mother to protect her. On December 29, 2017 I stopped being the daughter. Riding in the ambulance with…

Daily Fitness: Thank you, 2017

This article first appeared in the December 20, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper.   I’d like to start by thanking all of you. As a long-time writer, it was rather risky to begin a fitness column. After all, who am I? Why would you want to read what I have to say about health…

Dinner at Tiffany’s

“The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that’d make me feel like Tiffany’s, then – then I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name!” Holly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffany’s.      Today, Audrey Hepburn would walk into an unexpected…

Daily Fitness: The Perfect Gifts for 2017

(This article first appeared in the December 13, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper) If there were a competition for ‘Worst Gift Giver’ I’d easily make the top three winners. It’s not that I don’t enjoy spending money on others, I just completely blank on what to get. Gift cards seem too impersonal (as does…

Mindfulness

(This article first appeared in the December 13, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Sag Harbor resident and educator, Kristen Dehler recently completed her five-week course initiative, Beginning Mindfulness for Kids, a program at The John Jermain Memorial Library. Through the help of two middle school volunteers, Lyra and Ava, 13 children from Sag…

KooKoo for Cocoa

(This article first appeared in the December 6, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)   Wanting to switch out your traditional coffee for something on the sweeter side? How about a cup of rich, hot chocolate? National Hot Cocoa Day is on December 13, but it’s never too early, or too late, to celebrate. Here…

Daily Fitness: Wellness to Watch in 2018

(This article first appeared in the December 6, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper)     Wellness retreats were once thought of as a trendy niche but have earned their right as a permanent travel category. Individuals and groups alike are looking to escape the day-to-day routine for an extended weekend, or week, of revitalization….