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vicki l.

Mill Valley, California
I'm not big into the gym thing because ... why go nowhere on a stationary bike when you can go somewhere? I take my exercise outside, mostly hiking and walking my dog. I used to take belly dance classes -- talk about a workout -- and I'd love to get back into that. Great exercise, and a celebration of all that's feminine and sexy as all hell. When I'm not hiking or walking, I love indie movies, going to cultural events, listen to music, reading, hanging with friends and exploring. This... Full Bio
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Workout = less stress by vicki l. Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management If you're looking to relieve stress, most people would think of getting a massage or doing some yoga. How about a good, long, hard run? Exercise is a great way to work out y ... Read on »
Smell lavender, spend more? by vicki l. 3 Comments Posted in: Questions & Answers in Healthy Eating People talk about the calming or invigorating effects or aromatherapy, but can certains smells make you spend more at a restaurant? A small study suggest that may be so. Two ... Read on »
What's so great about a Mediterranean diet ? by vicki l. 14 Comments Posted in: Questions & Answers in Healthy Cooking There's been a lot of talk about the Mediterranean diet in recent years. Although there are several countries bordering the Mediterranean basin, each with its own dishes, they ... Read on »
Organic musts and not so musts by vicki l. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Organic Food Everyone talks about eating organic, but do you really need to buy an organic lemon? In an ideal world, we'd eat all organic all the time. But that isn't always feasible. So, ... Read on »
How about .. sex? by vicki l. 1 Comment Posted in: Questions & Answers in Stress Management OK, I've read through all the suggestions on how to reduce stress and they're all great, from napping to accepting chaos to laughter. But a great way to blast stress away is ... Read on »