When MTV made its debut on cable television on August 1st, 1981, I was spending my third summer at Kutsher’s Camp Anawana in the Catskills. A few weeks shy of my 12th birthday and my first kiss, despite having a mouthful of metal (if you must know, the lucky boy … Read More
My latest column for Success Magazine*:
When you think about getting your gut in shape, do you imagine yourself doing countless crunches or other core exercises? While regular exercise can help you keep your waist (and weight) in check, paying attention to gut bacteria—also called the microbiota or microbiome—can also… Read More
Whether you’ve recently hit age 50, are about to (I have 20 months to go!) or celebrated the milestone decades ago, a new book, Food & Fitness After 50: Eat Well, Move Well, and Be Well by Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RD and Bob Murray, PhD is a great resource. It… Read More
The following review of They Both Die at the End (Harper Teen, September 5, 2017) by Adam Silvera is from Food, Fitness & Fiction contributing editor Joshua Flores (pictured below).
In Adam Silvera’s latest release, They Both Die at the End, the intertwined stories of two boys struggling through their… Read More
If you’re looking for a way to spice up mealtimes at home, consider investing in an air fryer*. According to culinary nutritionist Dana Angelo White, “The air fryer is the new must-have kitchen appliance. And it’s not just for lovers of fried foods.”
If you’ve never heard of an air… Read More
If getting family meals on the table is a struggle, The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook can make the task less daunting and far more enjoyable. I had the pleasure of interviewing nationally recognized registered dietitian Toby Amidor about her latest cookbook. Read on for her insights, and scroll down for… Read More
Want to reduce stress eating? Here’s a tease for my latest Success Magazine column.
No matter how motivated you are to eat well, you might find yourself seeking solace from food. My friend Christine said a combination of work pressure and a challenging relationship recently led her to binge on… Read More
If you currently write for children or young adults, or are thinking about doing so, becoming a Children’s Lit Fellow at Stony Brook Southampton might be just for you. It was for me in more ways than one.
First, a little backstory…
Following my mother’s near-death experience in 2014*, I… Read More
The following review of Wonder Woman Warbinger (Random House Books for Young Readers, August 29, 2017) by Leigh Bardugo is from Food, Fitness & Fiction contributing editor Joshua Flores (pictured below).
In Wonder Woman Warbringer, Leigh Bardugo depicts the teenage years of princess Diana. With magical lassos, world destruction, and… Read More
How do you hope when it feels out of reach
How do you hope when the haters leach
Their anger, their madness into the air
The stench of their fury too awful to bear
When you look up to find the answers you need
A strong, courageous mentor to… Read More