As a kid, I played a lot of cards. My parents split up when I was 7 and my mom’s social life consisted of *Fun Things That Can Be Done From Home*. Enter Card Night. I learned to rock rummie, crazy eights and euchre. We’d set ourselves up: me with the matching wooden chips and dip bowl, and my mom with her black coffee and over-sized glass ashtray (this was the seventies, no judging).Fast forward 30-plus years and I am still crushing on chips and dip. And now I’m the one with the coffee. And I am participating in a blog about healthy lifestyles that uses a deck of cards as it’s platform. (Wow, I am never sure if I am using the word *ironic* properly (thanks, Alanis!!) but have no doubt that there is some of that here).Regardless, I am proud (and nervous) to be part of an awesome new project. So,I am donating today’s blog to it:
Theresa Albert has written a new book, Ace Your Health and I have been selected to be one of the gang that gets to contribute to her blog. I will chronicle my journey in 52 weekly segments. Her passion and enthusiasm are absolutely contagious and I am thrilled to be a part of this project. The premise of the book is to adopt small healthy choices gradually and she uses the idea of a deck of cards to highlight these ideas. Using the cards is a novel fun way to approach some sometimes not so fun stuff ( I believe there is a chapter on caffeine reduction I will be avoiding).I suspect I will be pegged the reluctant one . Even so, Theresa already has me hooked on hemp and chia (Warning: you *may* want to invest heavily in dental floss before you begin)! Check out her site and book – Both are (organically,pesticide-free , seasonally) jam-packed with tons of awesome info!!