Numbers don’t lie…

I think this little honeymoon phase with Covid is about to be over. I’ve felt relatively safe since being fully vaccinated, but now as restrictions are lifted, I find myself increasingly nervous that I’m around others who aren’t honest about their vaccination status. Who thought the honor system would work, anyway?  My hospital system stayedContinue reading “Numbers don’t lie…”

Thai Top Ten: Vegan Restaurant Review

Thai Top Ten is one of my family’s favorite restaurants in our area. Located in The Creeks shopping center in an unassuming strip mall across the street from Virginia Center Commons in north Henrico, they serve omni friendly fare, but they do have vegan options as well. The key here is to let your serverContinue reading “Thai Top Ten: Vegan Restaurant Review”

Vegan Egg Rolls: Air Fried!

A few months ago, my daughter expressed some curiosity about making fried spring rolls at home. Knowing that you can buy pre-made vegan egg roll wraps in the store, we decided to try our hand at making them.The twist? We used the air fryer!  Soon after our first successful attempt, our air fryer broke. AfterContinue reading “Vegan Egg Rolls: Air Fried!”

Vegan One Dish Chorizo Rice with Peppers and Onions

During my last trip to Kroger, I was lucky enough to find a huge bargain. They marked down their Simple Truth vegan chorizo sausage links to 45 cents. That is not a typo! Of course, I bought some. These pack a whopping 27g of plant-based protein per sausage. I’ve never tried this seitan chorizo before,Continue reading “Vegan One Dish Chorizo Rice with Peppers and Onions”

Pho Que Huong: Vegan Restaurant Review

Pho Que Huong is a Vietnamese restaurant in the Virginia Center Commons area of north Henrico County outside of Richmond. They took over the old Famous Dave’s location, and have slowly been adding decor to make it look less like a BBQ joint! But much of the old seating, etc. remains. It’s what one wouldContinue reading “Pho Que Huong: Vegan Restaurant Review”

Flexibility Series for Runners: Part 4: The Final Stretch

This last installment in this series is all about static stretching. It’s my favorite of all mobility training. Maybe it’s because it calls to the inner gymnast in me. Maybe because it feels so good! But static stretching is the icing on the cake of any workout for me, as long as I take theContinue reading “Flexibility Series for Runners: Part 4: The Final Stretch”

The Silver Diner: Vegan Restaurant Review

One of my vegan friends clued me into the fact that the Silver Diner has recently upped its vegan game. Since the Innsbrook location is not too far from home, my husband and I ventured there for dinner for the first time in a couple of years.  Known regionally for seeking locally sourced items forContinue reading “The Silver Diner: Vegan Restaurant Review”

Flexibility Series for Runners: Part 3: Foam Rolling

It’s the fitness recovery task we love to hate. Let’s face it: the older we get, the more help we need to recover from our workouts. And our bodies beg the question: why does foam rolling hurt so good?  In Part 1 of this series, we talked about why foam rolling is thought to beContinue reading “Flexibility Series for Runners: Part 3: Foam Rolling”

The Power of Connection

It’s no secret that the best caregivers possess the soft skills of connecting with their patients. As a physical therapist with over 22 years of practice, I try to find ways to do this with each person in my care. This ability to connect with patients became even more vital during the pandemic, as strictContinue reading “The Power of Connection”