What does wellness mean to you?


Salads, sit-ups, CBD and sleep? Meditation and meat-free meals?

While my fellow magazine editors splash out their trends for 2020 in their January issues, may I jump on the media bandwagon and toss out an idea?


I am going to try to push for more balance in the new year.


Yes, I’ll add crunches and yoga. But, I won’t cut my consumption of buttery croissants from Evergreen Butcher + Bakery in my neighborhood.  I want to increase the time I spend on community-building projects at my church, but I won’t give up evenings watching The Crown with my husband, parked on the sofa for hours. 


World-renown plastic surgeon, Dr. Miles Graivier has built a successful practice here (The Graivier Center), making time for research and work with accident victims and cancer patients. And, he reserves weekends for his family, taking over the kitchen to cook brunch or make a big salad. Read more about his wellness plan in this issue and enjoy this recipe.


Dr. Graivier’s Caesar


For dressing:


2/3 cup oil

1 inch squeeze of anchovy paste

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

2 teaspoon dijon mustard

2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

2-4 teaspoons chopped garlic


Mix and toss with romaine lettuce. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and croutons. 



Make 2020 count!





Caption photo – 

Darce and Jim Newman and their adorable grandchildren.