Author Archives: GetHealthy&Happier

About GetHealthy&Happier

I'm your basic California health nut, aging baby boomer, relegated to south Florida, taking my California values with me including vegetarian-vegan lifestyle; animal rights advocate; beagle owner; Edgar Cayce fan; fresh juice fanatic; lost 75 pounds in the last 2 years; water aerobics/water yoga exerciser; musician, dancer, your basic happy person -- just healthier!

Addicted to jogging!

I must be truly addicted to jogging! I know for sure because I actually got up at 5 am so I could go jogging before I got on a plane! In the ‘old days’ I would have set the alarm … Continue reading

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Posted in Baby Boomers, Caroline Ramsey-Hamilton, carolinehealthier blog, Endorphins, Fat- Burning, Fitness, Weight Loss | Leave a comment

I’m adding a Whole New Web Site to my Blog — be patient, please

I will be posting all weekend, as we transition from just another blog to a full web site at This way you’ll be able to download recipes, grocery lists, exercises to do in cold water, and lots more.  Mostly, … Continue reading

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I dreamed I discussed personal accountability in healthcare with Joe Biden!

My dream last night featured Vice President Joe Biden.  In the dream, I met him in an office setting, and we had an extended discussion about how to inject some accountability into individual health care. Healthcare isn’t really about insurance companies, … Continue reading

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Posted in Bypass Surgery, carolinehealthier blog, Diabetes, Fitness, healthcare debate, Healthy, Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Heart Problems | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Use Your Beagles as Part of your Webinars?

I work in the security business, and because I am often doing webinars and meetings online from my home office, I only had one problem — barking beagles in the background.  Not howling, not make the tracking noise, just noisy … Continue reading

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Posted in Animal Welfare, Animals, Beagles, BREW, Caroline Ramsey-Hamilton, Dogs, Pets, Security | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

My $3.26 Dollar Zucchini!

I decided to grow my own zucchini.  It’s been about 5 weeks now, and I have tiny zucchini coming and lots of big yellow squash blossoms. It is really fun to plant them and shop for them, and water them … Continue reading

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What I Love About Sweet Potatoes (almost everything)

I had sweet potatoes and roasted asparagus for dinner last night. One fitness trainer recommended eating two sweet potatoes a day, which is no problem for me.   Sweet potatoes are full to antioxidants, which you can see from their … Continue reading

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Give Your Beagle (or Any Dog) a Great Workout with Hot-Dog Catch

But beagles and lots of other hounds and working dogs don’t play catch for fun. According to beagles I interviewed for this blog, “if it’s not related to either eating food, or looking for food to eat — I’m not doing it!” Continue reading

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