Portland’s Japanese Garden

I don’t think yesterday could have been more beautiful…but that’s how autumn days are in Portland. Beautiful.  The temperature was a comfortable 72 degrees and the sun was shining like a beacon of love from the sky, its warmth caressing me as I strolled through the Japanese gardens. We drove out to Washington park andContinue reading “Portland’s Japanese Garden”

Some Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Health Benefits On his nutrition-focused website, Nutritionfacts.org, physician and New York Times bestselling author, Michael Greger, cites growing evidence that supports the many health benefits of coffee consumption. For instance, an analysis performed earlier this year, of the best studies published to date, indicates that coffee consumption may lead to a modest reduction in overallContinue reading “Some Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee”

Brain Training & Other Ways to Improve Brain Function by Stacy Alexander

Human health depends largely on the brain’s ability to function properly. The brain is the most important organ in the body, as it controls all functions, including the ability to heal. However, when it comes to health, the brain is largely ignored. There are certain things one can do to help improve brain function, includingContinue reading “Brain Training & Other Ways to Improve Brain Function by Stacy Alexander”

Arrive as Friends – Leave as Famly – Casa Mia

Casa Mia The Detour coffee shop was a popular landmark at 3035 Division Street, but its owners decided to move on, and now we are graced with a fabulous new replacement, Casa Mia. This is the Italian restaurant the Richmond neighborhood has needed for a long time. It is quaint, cozy, and lacks the corporateContinue reading “Arrive as Friends – Leave as Famly – Casa Mia”