Need help with social media and your kids? SIGN UP for Arlene's monthly tip sheet.
7 Foods to Boost Your Mood

7 Foods to Boost Your Mood

As we enter the October/November/December months, it’s the perfect time to think about our health and make some eating decisions before the onslaught of tasty treats comes our way! You know what I mean, right?  October brings Halloween candy into my home. ...
TV Segment on San Diego Living today!

TV Segment on San Diego Living today!

I was so happy to be on San Diego Living today (San Diego 6) to do a segment about my book and this Saturday’s event at the Kroc Center with Pam Farrel! I had a good time on the show.  The studio is near the BMW dealership in Kearny Mesa.  It was fun to pull...
Chance to Win a Free Book!

Chance to Win a Free Book!

My publisher, Harvest House Publishers, is hosting a free giveaway of my book 31 Days to a Younger You! Hurry on over to their facebook page for your chance to win a copy!
Book Party – HULA Time!

Book Party – HULA Time!

Thank you to everyone who made our Girls Night Out Book Party a huge success! Hosted at San Diego First Assembly (thank you Edie and company!), we enjoyed delicious desserts.  Yes there was a lot of fresh fruit available 🙂  Then we limbo’ed (congrats to Ariel...
San Diego Book Party This Friday!

San Diego Book Party This Friday!

Calling all ladies in San Diego!!! We are having a Girls Night Out Book Party this Friday.  It’s free (great price right?) and will include: Dessert (maybe just tonight, it will make you look and feel younger?) Fun games Worship A message by Arlene Plus a few...
Day 31 – The Splendor of Gray

Day 31 – The Splendor of Gray

I’m starting to find a few gray hairs on my head.  I pluck them out – after all I am the author of 31 Days to a YOUNGER You!  Stylists advise you color your hair until you are at least 40 percent gray.  Home hair color has come a long way so it’s...
Day 28 – The Best Thing You Can Wear

Day 28 – The Best Thing You Can Wear

If you read yesterday’s post, you know I narrowed down my eyewear choice to 9 frames.  THESE are the frames I like the best.  What do you think?  Will I be able to see in them since they fall off my nose a bit?  I figure I’ll just push them up.  My husband...
Day 24 – Goodnight, Baby

Day 24 – Goodnight, Baby

This was a very easy chapter for me to write because I LOVE to sleep!  And look, so does my daughter Noelle!  What a crack up to watch her sleep.  If she was my firstborn, I would be scared that she would suffocate.  Since she’s the second born, I figure,...
Day 23 – You’ve Got to Move It

Day 23 – You’ve Got to Move It

This is one of my favorite chapters to talk about because my mom is featured in it!  Have you ever been set up on a blind date?  Well several years ago, my husband set up a “blind date” of sorts for my mom and I.  It was a date with a personal trainer!  We...
Day 20 – Eat This, Toss That

Day 20 – Eat This, Toss That

Blueberries.  You can pretty much eat as many blueberries as you can afford to buy, and they will be good for you! But let’s say I pictured a bag of chips instead.  You can’t really have an all you can eat chip fest and get the same results as chowing a...
Day 19 – Closed for Renovations

Day 19 – Closed for Renovations

Wouldn’t it be nice to hang a “closed” sign over your life for a day? Just like a restaurant closes for renovations, in today’s reading, I write about closing down for a few life renovations.  I love to encourage women to schedule in down time...
Day 14 – Whatever Happens, Remain Calm

Day 14 – Whatever Happens, Remain Calm

Since I have young kids (ages 6, 4 and 1), at least once a day¸ I’m saying, “It’s okay.  Stay calm.  Mommy will fix it.” Isn’t it true that we need someone to say that to us at least once a day too? Here’s when I need to hear those words: When guests are due for...
Day 12 – 4000 Hobbies

Day 12 – 4000 Hobbies

I wrote about two of my friends at church in this chapter, Debbie and Kay.  Debbie fulfilled her longtime dream of swimming in the Great Barrier Reef.  Kay learned how to quilt and started her own “prayers and squares” group to give quilts to people going through...
Day 8 – Childlike Prayers

Day 8 – Childlike Prayers

I wrote this chapter about childlike prayers because I am inspired by the prayers of kids.  My husband is a realtor and it had been a hard year in that business for sure.  But God had continued to provide.  One day we were celebrating my husband selling a house and at...
Day 7 – Pluck Without Pain

Day 7 – Pluck Without Pain

This chapter has a very funny story about my husband and me.  I don’t want to spoil it for you so I’ll just say it has something to do with correcting my personal appearance and specifically my face!  Talk about a touchy subject.  The encounter was painfully awkward...
Day 6 – Grace in a Bottle

Day 6 – Grace in a Bottle

When my mom saw my book for the first time, she said, “I wish there were pictures inside.”  I reminded her impatiently (sorry mom!) that books like mine weren’t picture books.  So for all of you who wonder what these people look like – here you...
Day 5 – The Warmth of Community

Day 5 – The Warmth of Community

In this chapter, I share a story from this San Diego First Assembly women’s retreat.  I’ve become a huge fan of women’s retreats for many reasons: Meeting new friends Catching up with old friends Listening to messages that help me evaluate where I am...
Day 4 – Heart Healthy Choices

Day 4 – Heart Healthy Choices

Here are four generations of my family.  My 89-year-old grandmother, my mom, me, and baby Lucy. In today’s reading, I challenge you to think of the health of your heart.  Both physically and spiritually.  I would like to plan for more cardiovascular exercise in...
Day 3 – You’re Soaking In It

Day 3 – You’re Soaking In It

This successful ad campaign by Palmolive had women saying the phrases “You’re soaking in it” and “Palmolive softens hands while you do the dishes.” For Day 3 of my book, I took those popular catchy phrases and tied them into soaking in...
Day 2 – The Joy Factor

Day 2 – The Joy Factor

Here are three generations in my family on Noelle’s birthday.  She turned 4 and I won’t say right now how old my mom and I are in the picture 🙂 Joy has been personified to me in my mother since I was a girl.  Her smile is, well, it’s always there. ...
Day 1 – Back to First Grade

Day 1 – Back to First Grade

Happy New Year dear friends!  To celebrate 2011 and my book 31 Days to a Younger You: No Surgery, No Diets, No Kidding, I will be blogging everyday for the month of January. Each day, I will post the title of a chapter from my book, along with a little devotional or...
Time to Deal With That Santa-Belly-itus

Time to Deal With That Santa-Belly-itus

Okay, I admit it.  My stomach hurts.  Not because I’m sick, but because my pants are too tight when I sit down.  Somewhere between Christmas dinner, constant desserts and a steady flow of Christmas cookies, I got a little carried away.  I have a feeling...