Monday, January 4, 2010

Beginning at the Beginning

Welcome to Rx for Reality, my new health and wellness blog. Thanks for stopping by.

Let me start off by explaining what I’m doing here and why. I’m not a doctor or a nurse or any type of health care professional. I’m a consumer, a suburban mom, a voter, a taxpayer and a writer. I’m 42 years old, a victim of the irrepressible battle of the bulge and a voracious reader.

Over the last few years I’ve noticed an alarming change in my mindset and I need to do something about it. I’ve come to realize that we live our lives in information overload. Everyone, everywhere seems to be trying to sell us something, whether it’s diet food that’s really bad for our bodies, pharmaceuticals that cause more problems than they cure, health care plans that are cleverly designed to take more from us and give us less, new products that promise miracles they can’t deliver and lifestyle changes that do nothing more than put money in the pockets of big business.

Is it any wonder the average American is overweight, depressed, sleepless, broke and confused? Are you tired of it? I am.

I’m not here to put forth any miracle cures or handy tips on how to live your life better. There are plenty of people out there already doing that. I’m not here to chronicle an inspirational weight loss journey, or a war on any particular ailment. I’m not here to sell anything. I just want a place to come and talk about the issues that everyday make me wonder how dumb the government, the media and big business think we little people really are.

I’m here to shed some light on the things that don’t make sense in my world and maybe connect with people who see what I see, want what I want, or even people who know something I don’t.
I welcome comments and open debate. I hope I can provide some topics of interest to people like me who don’t know which end is up sometimes, who don’t know if low-fat is better than sugar-free, which cooking oil is best, or if nationalized health care is our only hope or the end of the free world. I’m trying to figure out how to navigate in an increasingly complex world and I don’t claim to know the right path, but I’d be happy for some company along the way.

Join me for the ride if you like.


  1. Do you mean alleged panaceas like "Head On! Apply directly to the forehead!" which is essentially wax and maybe something like diluted Vicks Vaporub?

  2. I thought Head On was designed to alleviate the headaches caused by the annoying announcer yelling 'HEAD ON!' on the commercials.

  3. Good Luck! I hope you enjoy the ride!

  4. Sounds like great conversations coming up. I'm looking forward to it. :)

    ~ Wendy

  5. Thanks for stopping by everyone! Looking forward to hearing more from all of you!