If you're on the fence and have a 'Valentine' in your life, stop reading momentarily, order flowers or chocolates and make a dinner reservation. Better yet, visit SierraSil’s online store and get something fast (so at least you can say you have the gift of health on the way)! 

But what exactly is a Valentine? According to, a Valentine is defined as the following:

There are many words for someone you like in a romantic way, such as sweetie, main squeeze, boyfriend, girlfriend, significant other, and special someone. Another is valentine, though you'll mainly hear this word on Valentine's Day: February 14. Asking "Will you be my valentine?" is like asking "Will you go out with me?" and saying "I like you." Sending a card is a common way to let someone know you want to be their valentine.

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Rome is like lasagna; there are so many layers that it’s hard to know where to look, according to the local tour guides. And it's true. Walking the streets of Rome, you find the city is built layer upon layer. Observe the cobblestone street you are on and there are many places (such as behind the soon-to-be 2,000-year-old Pantheon) that you are well above the original 'ground level'. So as we enter 2022, I observe that the layers of Rome are an apt metaphor for our journey. I'm giving the "boot" of Italy to traditional January blogs about resolutions. I hope you don't mind.

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