Thanks-Giving

Thanks-Giving

This Thanksgiving came and went in a flash. I cooked pretty much everything (except the Turkey, which I don’t eat) which meant that I spent 12 hours cooking/baking after 3 hours grocery shopping at a total of 4 grocery stores….

Where Has All The Real Food Gone?

Where Has All The Real Food Gone?

Looking around at the grocery store, I am seeing more and more products in boxes and bags–single serving soups, instant oatmeal cups, microwaveable brownies–and I’m sure there’s even more on it’s way. But amidst the pretty packaging and innovative marketing,…

Guest Post: Bring Joy – A Great Way To Start Your Day

Guest Post: Bring Joy – A Great Way To Start Your Day

Today’s post is from the lovely Janae Wise of Bring Joy.  She creates delicious vegan and gluten-free recipes and blogs with beautiful authenticity.  I am proud to call her my friend.  You can follow her on Twitter and subscribe to…

Calories Matter But Don’t Count

Calories Matter But Don’t Count

I’d be lying if I said that Calories don’t matter, that eating more Calories than body needs won’t result in weight gain. BUT that being said, DO NOT count Calories. “Well, that makes no sense!” I can hear you saying….

Déjà vu

Déjà vu

Your weight is only one aspect of the elaborate person we call “you”.  Your diagnosis does not condemn you to a life of shame or a subpar existence.  If you trust your body and give it what its been asking…

Are You To Blame For Your Disease?

Are You To Blame For Your Disease?

Many are quick to point the finger and blame you for whatever troubles have come your way—whether financial, relational, or health-related. In their opinion, where you are is a direct result of your decisions and actions. Period. Though I certainly…

Dear Me

Dear Me

This is a letter from a wiser me to the me of yesteryear.  Does any of this resonate with you?  What would you tell yourself?     Dear Me,   Hello Beautiful.  I wanted to write you today and tell…

Diet is a Four-Letter Word

Diet is a Four-Letter Word

Out of all the profanities that mar our language, I think the worst offender is the word “diet” (or at least its current usage).  Rather than signifying a lifestyle characterized by intuitive eating and exercising, diet has come to mean…

It’s All About The Food

It’s All About The Food

Ok, not really…But it sure seems like it.  Food seems to have special powers—power over your weight, your health, your happiness.  People from your doctor to the person in line at the grocery store have not only opinions about food,…

When Your Health Seems Hopeless

When Your Health Seems Hopeless

It’s understandable that you are feeling discouraged about your health.  Your doctor wants you to go on new medication, your spouse wants you to lose weight, and you are dissatisfied with how you feel inside your body.  You want your…