October 14, 2015

Anchors Anchored in Health As you well know, good journalists are trained to ask relevant questions, dig deep for facts, and check the reliability of their sources. For Columbia news anchors (and avid health enthusiasts) Dawndy Mercer Plank and Alicia Barnes, these skills come in handy as they explore a plethora of information associated with […]

July 1, 2015

Touting Turmeric Soon after I moved to Columbia in 2003, I asked a friend to tell me about the grocery stores near my house. She named the national food chains and added, “There’s also Earth Fare, a health food store on Devine.” I had driven by Earth Fare. I pictured aisles stocked with peculiar “off” […]

June 24, 2015

The Wonders of Watermelons There is much more to a watermelon than meets the eye — and taste buds. This popular summer treat is loaded with thirst-quenching surprises. The vitamin B6 in watermelon juice increases brain power! This is just one of the many wonders of watermelons. I’m enjoying a bottle of Good Life Café […]

June 19, 2015

Why I Went “Green” Dear Good Life Friends, Although we have different journeys and perspectives, we’re linked by a universal desire to feel well and learn new things. This space is dedicated to the pursuit of these worthwhile goals. Here, I’ll explore relevant topics, report on exciting events at Good Life Café and in our […]

The Raw Truth 2015

What an exciting day it was as the raw truth was spoken.  Over 285 people showed up at Lere Robison’s 4th annual Alive Again RAW Truth wellness morning to  learn how to develop a healthy and balanced lifestyle thru lean and clean eating.  There were some great guest speakers, some life changing testimonies, all kinds […]

Reality TV Filming

A few weeks ago there was some filming going on in front of our restaurant for someone pitching a reality show.  You have probably seen the movie Vegucated which is about three meat and cheese loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks.  Can you imagine a reality TV show […]

National Bike to Work Day May 16, 2014

Today was a celebration of National Bike to Work Day, organized by Bike Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC). Pedal’in Bikers met at one of these locations: Publix, 2800 Rosewood Dr. Outspokin Bicycles, 3223 Devine St. Earlewood Park Community Center Elmwood Park (corner of Lincoln and Abbeyville) and followed a guided ride to the State House and […]

Gray Hair and the Kentucky Derby

Yesterday we wished you a great 3 day stretch and today we are going to talk about the gray mare. Hmm .. you say? It’s the first Saturday in May and that means the “Run for the Roses”, the fastest 2 minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby takes place in Louisville, Ky. OK, we are […]

Kale is a Star with Us

We love kale and as you know it is pretty much a staple item around here appearing in 90% of the pictures, is always offered as a side and is present in many of our juices and smoothies. We have also used kale in a dessert or two and you never even noticed! Broccoli’s leafier […]