Is Our Health Determined by Our DNA?

 IS our DNA determining our Physcial Health and Destiny?  I read an article about set of male twins who had the same food preferences. The only difference was that one  set of twins stopped exercising in early adulthood. Within three years of becoming sedentary the … Read more about Is Our Health Determined by Our DNA?

Regaining Our Flexibility and Strength

On  Saturday, January 13,  my friend and fellow instructor, Julie Klutinoty, and I, conducted a class where we demonstrated techniques which can be used to awaken muscles that can become stiff when they are not being used regularly. It was gratifying to see and hear the people's … Read more about Regaining Our Flexibility and Strength

Massage, Kangen Water and Medication Management

    I have written here several times about becoming a Caretaker for my aging Mom. In case you haven't read the previous posts, let me fill you in a bit. Around 2002 she moved from my house into an apartment in Vero Beach and for the first time in her entire life, she was on … Read more about Massage, Kangen Water and Medication Management

Watching The Signs of Illness In Our Elders

As the caregiver for my elderly mother, I try to pay attention to signs that she is about to be in trouble. When people reach their late 80’s, they can suddenly go south faster than you can say what happened? First, my sister noticed she was extra grumpy. Then we noticed her appetite had … Read more about Watching The Signs of Illness In Our Elders

Making Momma Well Again

This is a guest post by Cindy Fletcher, my eldest sister.   Our Mom is strong, independent and feisty. She is the quintessential Italian woman. Food and cooking are her currencies. She has no greater gift to give, she believes, but we know better. She is smart and loves all kinds of … Read more about Making Momma Well Again

Healthy Eating Habits for the New Year

  I am once again hoping to get healthier in the New Year. I am not making any resolutions, I am just committing myself to eating better, exercising more often, and treating myself right. As inspiration for how to do the things I really already know how to do, and just don't, I have been … Read more about Healthy Eating Habits for the New Year

Some Health Tips for Women

These days it is getting more important to maintain our health. Especially into our older years, it is vital to maintain some muscle mass and to keep our core strong. I teach classes and do personal training to help people maintain or in some instances, regain their strength. So much of what we have … Read more about Some Health Tips for Women

The Golden Years

If you ask some people, the Golden Years are not always all that golden. And yet, for most of the seniors I work with and work on, life seems to hold a little more joy than for people my own age. Even I, who am not yet officially a senior citizen, am at times much happier than I was when I was … Read more about The Golden Years

Gentle Exercise Can Do Just As Much Good

I often teach exercise classes at our local Senior Care places, such as Sarah Care. I have found that while many of the Seniors who come to these places are not necessarily in  prime physical condition, introducing them to QiGong and Tai Chi makes a difference for them. While not all of them can … Read more about Gentle Exercise Can Do Just As Much Good

Massage Therapy and Medication

I have been a Massage Therapist for more years than I care to count. I have learned over the years that it's important to know when one of my new clients is on some type of medication that may affect how I massage them. For example, people who take blood thinners are not good candidates for very … Read more about Massage Therapy and Medication


As my massage clients aged, I wanted to have a way to continue my relationships with them, and often times they required more than exercise and massages, so I got my CNA license. Since then I divide my time between massage therapy, personal training and caretaking for seniors. I love each of these … Read more about Caretaking