Skating with Dave

Second Time Around

Fun story behind this video. years ago I had a longer version where Dave tossed me in the pool after we skated, but the powers at YouTube yanked it. Why? Well, I used a song from their “Audio Swap” library only to find they nixed it and pulled all videos that used anything from the library. And, they did so with our notifying anyone.

Five years later, I notice it’s gone. A few months ago, I ran across my skating footage and decided to try to piece it back together. But some of the clips magically vanished, such as all clips of me in the pool. At the same time I hooked up with JukeDeck in London, who created software that lets people create their own songs. They sent me a slow and a fast one to try out, and I immediately thought I’d use it for my newly formed skating video.

Fast Forward

Turned out the slow one was too slow and the fast one was too fast. But, when I sped up the clips the skating fit the song.

Let me know what you think!

Foods to Eat for a Healthier 2014

Brussels sprouts

Brussels sproutsThese cruciferous globes of mini-cabbage yumminess are low in Saturated fat, sodium, and super low in Cholesterol. These heart-friendly morsels are packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, anti-oxidants and anti-cancer properties. The healthiest way to cook Brussels sprouts is to steam, stir-fry, or even microwave them.


FigsThese round treats naturally ooze sweetness, and can be eaten raw, skin and seeds and all. They are low in Saturated fat and Cholesterol, and full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. The riper the fig, the more antioxidants in them.

Sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoThis orange-skinned root vegetable is the king of healthiness. They are stuffed with vitamin A and C, potassium, beta-carotene, fiber, and nutrients for youthful skin. They are low in the glycemic index, making them blood sugar-friendly. It’s best to eat the skin as that’s where a lot of the nutrition lives, and to maintain their true healthiness you want to steam or boil them.

Perfect Eggs for Easter!

Hard Boil for Easter or Anytime!

In this video, you’ll learn the easiest way to hard boil and peel the perfect eggs.

Ready for Easter

Easter’s on it’s Way!

Oh what fun it is to make perfect hard boiled eggs for Easter and any other day.


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How to Hard Boil the Perfect Eggs for Easter or any time.

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Boxtera Smart Snack Review

To Boxtera, or not to Boxtera!

Boxtera tangerinesSo you want to eat healthier, and you just learned that snacks are an important part of that goal. But not just any snacks, you want smart healthy treats for snacking on the go, at home or in the office.

Let’s see what Diana, the Round Lady, has to say about the new Boxtera smart snacks delivered to your doorstep, monthly.

Learn more about Boxtera!

Bounce Your Way to a Younger Body

New Body for Sale – Not!

I wish I could tell you that you could get a new body when this one wears out. The next best thing is to take care of the one you’ve got! In this video, see how I bounce to look and feel years younger than I really am…and learn about 3 different bounces you can do!

Surviving Cancer with Diana

Back in 1996, when I was diagnosed with the worst case of Hodgkins disease my doctor had seen in his 50 years of practice, I blogged about my cancer adventure — years before blogs existed. I told the good, the bad, and the ugly as I visualized my way back to health.

Blortland’s World of Health remains online, untouched, although I had intentions of updating it. But life took over, cancer became a movie I once saw, but not really. It remains on my mind, and that is why I’m back to help those going through cancer now.

The mind is a powerful thing! I had ten tumors the size of grapefruits, and according to my doctor, any one of them could have killed me. Topping it off, I also had complete bone marrow involvement, and I stopped making blood cells. He thought my first round of chemo might kill me.

I had to survive!

And survive I did! Looking at me now it’s hard to believe I was ever sick and many might say I’m the healthiest person they know.
As a survivor, I see myself standing on top of a mountain with my arms to the sky feeling powerful and free with the wind in my hair! I saw myself this way during treatment, and that feeling never goes away.
My calling is to share how I survived with others stepping into my cancer shoes. So pull up your socks, and follow me on a path to your own survival!

Got Cancer?

new channel to help anyone going through cancer treatment

When I had cancer, I developed my own brand of healing visualizations featuring my “Be Positive (B+) – like my blood type” attitude and a unique cast of characters. That was 17 years ago, and what my new HelloHealthiness Channel is all about — helping others who are going through cancer treatment.

Share with anyone going through chemo or radiation. It can make all the difference in their survival.

Get Your Back Back (Daily Lower Back Exercises)

My Back Routine

After I ruptured a disk and could not walk for 7 days, I slowly exercised my way back to a healthy back. The exercises in this video are the ones I do every day to make sure my back  is pain-free — injury-free. I also do other exercises, so stay tuned for those.

What I really want to say!

Stop it Already!

Stop looking for a quick diet fix. Stop eating crap! Stop spouting excuses for why you cannot workout today. Stop wishing your butt and thighs fits into skinny jeans and do something about the state of your fitness. Stop complaining, repeating bad habits and then maybe, just maybe, you can have the body you know is buried under layers of accumulated fat. And do it now!

Get Moving

rebounding fun for fitness

I’m sorry, but every year it’s the same thing. It’s January and the gym is full of people who will drop out within 3 weeks.

Fitness is not just a dream

You want to be fit, but do you really believe you can ever be in great shape? If you don’t believe it and want it, you can never have it. Sorry, just the way it is. You must have faith in yourself and realize that you are  a member of the most advanced species on this planet. You have an amazing brain inside your pretty head, so use it!

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Let me Scream

Every time someone gives up on themselves and resumes bad eating and starts their day with exercise excuses, I want to scream like a giant angry head. Your body is made to move and be fueled with real food. So do it now!

Eat less & healthier

Yes, you will need to cut back on seconds, heaping helpings, and sugary, salty and fatty foods. You can do it! Use smaller plates, portion out your food ahead of time, shop healthfully, cook at home, avoid fast foods, shun sodas and other useless non-foods. Take charge of your eating, and not just for a few weeks.

Stick with it

In other words, if you really want to make a change to one of fitness and health, then push through your excuses and don’t give up. Allow yourself only positive motivating thoughts, and stay that way all year and for the rest of your life. it’s your choice!


Fitness or fatness! Skinny jeans or fat pants! Long or short life!

More tough love coming…

Stay tuned!

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