Posts in category "Healthy living"

Healing the gut with natural foods

Healing the gut with natural foods
Gut talk is kind of trendy these days with all that’s being discovered and shared about the immune system, the gut microbiome, probiotics, etc, but I don’t normally try “trends” just because it’s the hip thing to do. Last week, though — all week — I had an upset stomach. I was worried, because with... Read more »

Feel the fear and do it anyway — why I started my own business

Feel the fear and do it anyway — why I started my own business
Today my heart is bursting in an explosion of rainbow-colored glitter. YES! Why? Because today is the day I stop talking about it and actually do it. I used to wonder if I could. Then one day I decided, yes, yes I can, and I will. (Next year some time, maybe in June, I thought. I even created... Read more »

Yo-yo dieting, meet yo-yo self-improvement

Yo-yo dieting, meet yo-yo self-improvement
I haven’t talked about it too too much on the blog, but yes, I used to be a yo-yo dieter. (I promise, I won’t keep saying yo-yo every five seconds. It already sounds weird. Yo-yo. Yo-yo. Yo-yo.) It all started when I was about 12 years old, with a copy of Thin Thighs in 30... Read more »
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Getting naked with money

Getting naked with money
For the past several weeks, I have been reading a book called The Energy of Money. It’s not a new book; it was written more than 15 years ago and I’m not even sure if it was a “best-seller” or “critically acclaimed.” But if you have any issues at all with money — earning it,... Read more »

Using the curious paradox of change to save both time and money

Using the curious paradox of change to save both time and money
                  “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” — Carl Rogers, Psychologist I am super jazzed and excited about some plans I have in the works for me and my future (which I promise I’ll share when I can!), and... Read more »

Do you treat your child like he's the schoolyard bully?

Do you treat your child like he's the schoolyard bully?
I’ve discovered (after a lot of temper tantrums, my kids’ and my own in response) that I have 2 different modes of operating when we’re in the middle of a yucky situation: treating my child like he’s the schoolyard bully and doing anything and everything in my power to pacify him and smooth over the... Read more »
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Summer Bucket List 2015

Summer Bucket List 2015
So…who is super excited that Christmas is a mere six months from now?? JUST KIDDING! I mean, I’m not kidding, it is, but…I have no interest in talking about the holidays today. Today I’m sharing with you my second annual Summer Bucket List! I’m proud to report that we did 11 out of the 15... Read more »

The only thing you need to know during embarrassing moments

The only thing you need to know during embarrassing moments
I am not a klutz. However, I have walked into a screen door, I have been busted during a job interview for the “conversational” nature of my Portuguese skills (how was I supposed to know my interviewer was Brazilian and would be asking me questions in her native tongue?) and I have thrown up out... Read more »

Cleaning house with the KonMari Method

Cleaning house with the KonMari Method
The two books I’ve read most quickly this year have been How to be Parisian Wherever You Are and The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. (I’m not sure what that says about me.) How to be Parisian didn’t leave me with much to act on — red lipstick, Lancome mascara, try really hard to be... Read more »
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My experience with disordered eating

In case you haven’t seen it already, take a minute to watch this video about what happened after a Swedish family ate all organic food for two weeks: I haven’t written about food in a while, for a couple reasons — I am interested in other things, not just eating healthy (yoga, meditation/mindfulness, all things... Read more »