The Melt Method

We have two young boys and the option to slow down is not available to us. Paul just celebrated his 50th birthday and I am quickly approaching my 49th. Even though he is so much older than me, we share one thing that most aging couples do. Pain. Several years ago, both of us suffered back injuries. As we get older, the back flares up. Since I have fibromyalgia, the chronic pain aspect of an old injury is a constant reminder that I need to take care of myself. Seeing a physical therapist every week is just not possible so we went in search of back pain relief that wouldn’t break the bank or require medication.

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Petz Beach Review

Our kids, like all other kids, love their video games. The sound of gaming music is a constant din on car trips and gleeful screams of my boys celebrating attaining yet another level or accomplishing a task are the source of endless noise. Like all parents, we worry about video games that are violent and there is always the concern that they may become couch potatoes. Ubisoft, the great brand that brought us Just Dance and Assassins Creed, brings us Petz Beach!

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Kids Academy Apps

Paul and I love technology and believe that it is a great resource for learning. If we would have had these options as kids we would definitely have grown up to be astronauts but, alas, we were born too soon. We love introducing the kids to new apps that help in the learning process. Kid Academy has introduced some great choices for early learners that we think are a must on every parent’s iPhone or iPad.

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Chillax, Take the Train!

I grew up in Southern California and learned early on that traffic was a way of life. We all knew we would grow up, get our licenses at 16 and join the millions of folks on the freeways. I grew up and moved away. I traveled. All the major cities I visited had one thing that L.A. didn’t have….a train. I loved taking a train to work when I lived in Miami- watching the poor folks stuck in traffic. Moving back to the West Coast was a no brainer. Even though we were unwilling to deal with traffic and moved to the Mountains, we still loved everything our city had to offer. The solution? The Metrolink!

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Who’s The Boss?

When you look at a couple, do you assume who is in charge? Do you know couples where they are always fighting for control? Is that your relationship? Control is a weird thing. When we are kids, we believe that we can control our environment and we push limits to see how far this control goes. When we are teens, we believe we ‘got this’ and our parents just want control of us. When we are young adults and set off into the world, this idea of control becomes very real and we may lose it a little by drinking and partying too much. When reality sets in, we use control to try to create safety because the big bad world is scary. In relationship, that does not change. Control is an illusion of security and fairness is a playground game.

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Staying Healthy With YouthH2O

Healthy mind and healthy body- two very important elements when you are committed to your own well-being. Paul and I have been working hard at maintaining our mental well-being through therapy and honest communication. As for our healthy bodies, the process has been to include daily exercise, stretching and eating cleaner every day. I have also been drinking Youth H20 every day for the last few days and I feel fantastic! Instead of loading up a bunch of drug store vitamins and purport to provide the vitamins we need, I am drinking YouthH20 which is packed with organic superfoods that enhance beauty, performance and wellness!

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Salonpas And Paul’s Sore 50 Year Old Muscles

As Paul approaches his 50th birthday, the thoughts of gifts to commemorate this auspicious birthday are occupying much of our time. This past year has been one of transformation and changes both physically and emotionally. His training for American Ninja Warrior has him doing things he never thought possible. At the same time, the sore muscles and occasional strains are an inevitability. Thank goodness Salonpas sent us a whole box of their different products to try out.

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