Archive for April 2012

Meatless Monday: No Guilt Pizza for the Whole Family

Meatless Monday: No Guilt Pizza for the Whole Family
My weekly Meatless Monday posts have been few and far between lately.  I have a number of excuses but the biggest is my offspring have developed vegetable detectors.  Spinach can’t be hidden; they sense the mushroom and refuse to come close and they barely will be in the same room as cauliflower. My philosophy is to continue to... Read more »

Five Reasons Others Think I am a Bad Mom

Five Reasons Others Think I am a Bad Mom
I notice the eye rolls and hear the whispers from ladies that haven’t quite gotten past high school (even though they are in their late 30′s).  I try my hardest not to let it bother me. According to some, I a bad mom. 1. I allow my daughter to draw on her baby’s head.  Nobody else... Read more »

How P90X will improve my Yoga practice

How P90X will improve my Yoga practice
My husband and I are now on day 15 of P90X.  Keeping consistent has been fairly easy and I’m proud I’ve only missed a fifteen minute abdominal session to teach a yoga class.  My husband traveled to Puerto Rico for work and did push- ups and core work in his room and although not the... Read more »
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How do you end a Friendship?

How do you end a Friendship?
I end every yoga class saying the same thing.  The identical phrase one of my first yoga teachers used to say to me as I was rising out of my final relaxation. “Breathe in positive thoughts, hope for the future.  Breathe out negativity and toxic relationships.” Those last two words resonate with me day after... Read more »

The Terror of Stepping on the Scale

 The Terror of Stepping on the Scale
I have never lived in a house with a scale.  I’ve always thought it was unhealthy and would make me obsessive.  Following a yogic approach, I thought weight was feeling healthy not a number. Fast forward to today; I walked into Bed, Bath & Beyond and bought a scale. After cleansing and one week of... Read more »

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Without Sugar

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Without Sugar
I love chocolate. Warm chocolate chip cookies, creamy peanut butter and chocolate cups and rich gooey brownies are a few of my fantasies. With my new clean eating initiative, I am not saying goodbye forever, but I am taking a little hiatus from my love affair with chocolate. Luckily I’ve found a substitute and before... Read more »
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Peeled's Raw Juice Cleanse: One Week Later

Peeled's Raw Juice Cleanse: One Week Later
One week ago I embarked on one of the most challenging journeys of my life; to not eat for three days.  It was difficult, energizing and life changing.  Here is my recap of Day One, Day Two and Day Three. Since the cleanse ended I have managed to eat clean; meaning fruits, vegetables, (no grains... Read more »

Building a Jewish Community for My Children

Building a Jewish Community for My Children
With an inquisitive six year old comes question, all the time.   He is constantly asking questions about science, family, geography, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games.  Most of them I can easily answer, or at least use my iPhone for a quick solution that will temporarily satisfy him. Then questions come up about religion.  He... Read more »

P90X: Day One

P90X: Day One
Last night my husband and I committed to ninety days of P90X,  intense exercises targeting different body parts daily.  We’ve been talking about a life style change for a while and felt it was the best program for us because we could do it at home while the kids are sleeping. After putting it off... Read more »
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Peeled's Raw Juice Cleanse: Day Three

Peeled's Raw Juice Cleanse: Day Three
Today is the final day of my three day juice cleanse from Peeled.  If you are catching up, here is Day One and Day Two. 8:00 a.m. Awake and drinking green tea I’m not as energetic as yesterday.  My head hurts and I am hungry.  I’m sipping my first drink, a Green Lantern (kale, romaine,... Read more »
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