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and other wellness techniques with scientifically-proven benefits.

three bullet thursdays


Weekly Woo: Get the 3 Things I've Been Loving, Trying, Eating & Reading: Health Tips, Hacks, Books

Here's What You Will Get: 


Every Thursday, I send out an exclusive email with the three coolest things I’ve found (or explored) that week.  It could be cool stuff in Montana (our new home state), or hip things in Evergreen, Colorado where we used to live (and we still have a vacation rental property). Or maybe even fun stuff from Sarasota, Florida where we once lived (for like a minute).

It might include tips on following a Whole-Food, Plant Based (WFPB Diet), my favorite Buddha quote, TedX talks, gadgets, books, articles, hacks, or some frugal living tips.  It could be the YouTube video of how to clean a toilet that changed my life forever!  Who knows?  I do love  videos though.

My older sister, Kathy Mercer recently joined the team here at HHO50, so please extend a warm welcome to my sister!  Kath and I have recently reconnected and work together on this blog in order to help others with disabilities.  

We offer exclusive giveaways, books, gadgets, music, articles, hacks, and — of course — healthy living tips.  Any products we recommend, we use ourselves such as Isagenix.  

All designed to help you feel happier and healthier over 50!


Kathie has agreed to be a regular contributor, as has my friend and neighbor, Karen O'Connor.  Karen is a certified health coach.  Other guest columnists include Erik Listou from Living In Place Institute who will share a monthly column on aging in-place and home safety.  

Vicki Chelf, — of course — recipes and blog posts from best-selling cookbook author Vicki Chelf, who is a 40-year veteran of veganism and regular contributor here at HHO50.  

I started a vegan-”ish” diet in 2007, when I gave up red meat, pork, poultry, and dairy.  I feel great and I also feel good about the choices we make as a family because it not only benefits our health, it also helps prevent diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's Disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s – diseases that all run in my family.  

Being plant-based also enables us to do our part for climate change.

And if that’s not enough, every week I include my favorite “Silly Video of the Week” in every newsletter, down in the post-script. I’m addicted to funny videos, and I believe it’s important to laugh as much as we can. 

 “3-Bullet Thursday” emails are only available if you subscribe to my e-mail newsletter. 



Whole Food, Plant-Based (WFPB) Diet

Whole Food, Plant-Based (WFPB) Diet

Whole Food, Plant-Based (WFPB) Diet

A WFPB diet is not necessarily a set diet — it’s more of a lifestyle.

This is because plant-based diets can vary greatly .  Nonetheless, the basic principles of a whole-food, plant-based diet are as follows:

  • Emphasize whole, minimally processed foods.
  • Avoids animal products.
  • Focus on plants, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts, which should make up the majority of what you eat.
  • Exclude refined foods, like added sugar, white flour and processed oils.
  • Pay special attention to food quality, locally sourced, organic food whenever possible


Keep Moving

Whole Food, Plant-Based (WFPB) Diet

Whole Food, Plant-Based (WFPB) Diet

Find some way to keep moving -- 


No excuses -- move past that now to accountability.  Once you stop moving you die, so find some way to embrace movement and run with it.   For your health. 

Find something, anything that 

works with your body and your schedule.

Make a commitment to 

self-care for both body and mind.

Get out there and do it!!  

Every single day.  No matter what. 


If All Else Fails....

Whole Food, Plant-Based (WFPB) Diet

If All Else Fails....

After selling professional skincare to dermatologists and plastic surgeons, 

my ex-husband and I opened a medi-spa offering laser hair removal, Botox, permanent makeup and other minimally-invasive procedures.  

This experience enables me to offer insight into the many cosmetic options available today.  

So, yea.  I get discounts on treatments but I promise to share the inside scoop!  In fact, I show before and after photos, tell you whether it hurts and how much I (hopefully!) love the results.

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The Universe had Another Plan


Only two months after settling into our new home, my husband Dave was offered a new and exciting role. In the Sunshine State, F-L-O-R-I-D-A, a world apart from where we came -- and a mere 2,000 miles away from our new home in Evergreen, Colorado.

So, we packed up again, and moved from the mountains to a fabulous beach town on the Gulf Coast of Florida. We lived in beautiful Sarasota, Florida, for about two years, right near Siesta Key Beach, a known Center of Healing Energy. Coincidentally enough, I had some healing to do. [Learn more about the natural healing properties of Siesta Key's sand here.]

I quickly turned the Evergreen home into a successful Airbnb. We now list with the Evolve Vacation Rental Network. 

And we moved and moved and moved again. Our final destination was Livingston, Montana in September of 2019, where we hope to stay forever -- with frequent visits back to Evergreen, Colorado, and Sarasota, Florida!!

My journey includes focus on a higher level of health and wellness, not just physically but emotionally and spiritually.  

I provide simple tips and tricks, hacks that have helped me.   I got healthy by following a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) Diet, so I also cover easy ways to incorporate healthy eating  into your life.  

My hope is that you leave this site with either a newly learned skill, an idea, or a feeling of confidence or encouragement.   I aim to help others focus on their health as a foundation for building their ultimate life.  

These are some of the subjects you’ll find me writing about most frequently:

· Living Your Best Life

· Starting Over

- Simplify

· Health & Wellness

· Living Large for a Lot Less

· Health News

· Financial Freedom

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I’m originally from Connecticut but I moved to Boulder, Colorado when I was 18 to pursue my bachelor’s degree in marketing and finance from the University of Colorado. Dave and I have been married for 15 years and we're proud parents and grandparents. Our fur babies are Winnie and Harper.

I did the whole career thing; I was in healthcare sales and marketing for 35 years. I had some fun jobs - I worked for a medical advertising agency in New York City and I used to sell cosmetic skincare to Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons.  

I loved it - until I no longer did. The never-ending career demands often conflicted with my life goals and my husband's demanding career meant that we were constantly juggling the demands of two executive-level careers. 

If I was ever going to enjoy my life, I had to get out of corporate America and do something on my own. I was overwhelmed and exhausted, overweight and depressed – and I often blamed myself, especially after the Great Recession.  

My #1 goal with this blog is to help people feel empowered to change their lives for the better. I intend to share things that inspire, that encourage, and that make life better without making it more complicated. After realizing I had been chasing unfulfilling dreams and ambitions, I have re-calibrated my life to better align with my values and I intend to share the things that helped the most.

I love hearing from readers, so feel free to contact me at any time to let me know your thoughts,  share any tips of your own, or to let me know what parts of your life you’d like to work on.

Disclaimer: The content and material on this website should not be considered medical advice nor medical treatment for any specific health condition. Margie Abernethy is not a health care provider or a clinical nutritionist. Consult your doctor before changing your diet and discuss any and all medications you are on including monitoring your health for positive changes that may affect the amount of medication you are taking. 


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