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Posts Tagged ‘sun’

Soaking up the sun

Last week I was walking up to one of my classes where students were waiting for the previous class to get finished so we could practice yoga. One student looked at me and said something to the effect that I looked happy and smiling. I said, it’s the sun! We are transitioning into Spring. Last week […]


Be careful when it comes to alarmists

It’s summer! In Portland (and Oregon) we are in a heat wave. (It’s been much longer than the average heat waves. And we are at about 10 degrees warmer than normal. When you don’t have air conditioning that can be uncomfortable and downright miserable at times.) In the townhouse community Curt and I live in there […]


The risks of ultraviolet exposure

Since moving to Portland I have noticed a lot of dentists, Goodwill stores and pet hospitals. There are also a lot of tanning salons. According to Sperling’s Best Places, on average Portland has 144 days of sun a year. (The U.S. in general has 205 average sunny days.) Current Results estimates Portland to have 142 days […]


Getting my calcium & vitamin D

The other day I had a doctor’s appointment to establish the new doctor/new patient relationship. As we discussed my health history my doctor (who I think is great) asked me what supplements I take. I told her I take melatonin to help with sleep. I also take Tums for the calcium. (I started taking calcium […]


Review Wednesday: Neutrogena Face & Body Stick Sunscreen

I have written before about sunscreen and growing up under that hot Arizona sun a time or two or three before. I pretty much never wore sunscreen and made it my mission to have the best tan of the summer as a kid. I even slathered myself with Baby Oil in order to “cook” quicker. About […]


Protecting skin from sun, environment from chemicals

Growing up in Tucson, Ariz., my goal in life as a teenager was to have the best tan. When you are 12-15 years old there is not much else to do in the summer but go to the park pool and glisten in the sun and do some babysitting. I pretty much never wore sunscreen […]


Keeping hydrated in warm weather

Being from Arizona I have always known how important water is to stay healthy and hydrated and safe. (Ever heard of heat stroke or heat exhaustion? That stuff is real.) And now that I regularly drink at least 64 ounces a day (but usually more–today I have consumed almost a gallon of water) my body […]


Armed with sunscreen and hat

I took today off to attend a Giants baseball game with my friend Alicia and a couple of her friends. A baseball game in San Francisco can be a beautiful and fun experience or a dreadful one depending on the weather. There have been times when I am wearing a sweatshirt, jacket, gloves, hat, scarf […]


Review Wednesday: Sally Hansen’s Airbrush Legs

Sometime back I bought Sally Hansen’s Airbrush Legs. For whatever reason I didn’t try out the product immediately. Lucky for you, my dear readers, I decided to put this leg makeup through some stress tests via GFG! This stuff works. It looks natural and it looks good and I look tanned. The instructions tell you […]


Havin’ fun in Vegas

Curt and I have been in Vegas since late Wednesday night. There has been a lot of eating and drinking. Last night we participated in Dollar Menu Madness at Ellis Island Casino. We spent less than 20 bucks and got 3 hot dogs, 10 wings, 2 small beers, 2 regular-sized beers and tipped well. Oh […]