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The Truth Behind Self-Sabotage

Ever find yourself perplexed as to why you do the thing you later wished you didn’t do? You know that it goes against everything you want, and yet you still do it. Why? It may be that you hit the snooze button so many times you end up skipping your workout… It may be that you find zero willpower to pass on the cookie once it’s in front of you, even though you’ll be hating yourself for it afterwards… It…
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Better than Soda!! (and soo easy…)

Labor Day turned out to be a hot one! Apparently it was record heat across most of the US. After a few hours of doing chores… I know, I know… the afternoon was for relaxing. But it was sweltering, even indoors! I had a 1/4 watermelon in the fridge and I knew exactly what to do with it! Watermelon-Lime Mocktail! 3-4 cups watermelon 2 handfuls ice cubes Juice of one big lime I wish I’d had mint, but I was all…
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Sweet & Savory Summer Salad

I LOVE making savory salads with sweet fruit. A fruit salad is delicious. But a savory fruit salad is spectacular! It’s unexpected and it just pops. I’ve made this salad in the past and it’s easily one of my favorite summer meals. Ingredients 2 cups water melon, cubed, seeded 1 medium cucumber, peeled, cubed 1 large tomato, cubed 1/2 cup to 1/cup black figs, cubed 1/4 cup medium onion, hair-thin slices 2 tbsp mint or basil (or both), finely sliced 1/2 tsp…
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Curried Chicken Salad Wraps!

Can you say “Yuuuuuum!”? That’s how tasty my lunch was today. I had to share on Instagram even though the picture doesn’t do it justice. 🙂 Recipe (Makes about 5 lettuce wraps) 1 cup diced chicken * 1 stalk celery, finely diced 1 tbsp raisins 2 tbsp slivered almonds 1/4 tsp curry (you could do more) Pinch of turmeric 2 Tbsp mayo 1 tsp olive oil Romaine lettuce wraps * What I normally do is that whenever I roast a whole chicken…
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Loving My Imperfections

As you may have noticed, I’ve lately been on a theme of reflecting about my attitudes about my body. I know I am not alone in having a love-hate relationship with my body; so given that I am in a helper/healer role, I aspire that some of my insights and experience will be helpful to you as well. This week I had an opportunity to step into deeper acceptance and even embracing of some of the imperfections of my body. I had…
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The Fight With Your Body

Are you in an internal battle with your body?  You know, the kind of battle where you feel your body is not cooperating with you and not doing what you want it to do? When I was young I HATED my feet. I now love my feet but I’ll tell you about that later. MANY of us have an adversarial relationship with our bodies at one point or another. Whether it is because of our weight, skin appearance, aging, pain, stiffness, injuries…
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Hooray for Butter! Saturated Fat Vindicated

I. LOVE. BUTTER. Finally! The fact that our society’s bias agains saturated fat was all based on bad science (and lots of marketing dollars from the food industry) is finally making it into the mainstream. Last week, the Wall Street Journal published an article by Nina Teicholz called The Questionable Link Between Saturated Fat and Heart Disease. It lays out in the open how bad science in the 1950s led to the original recommendations to avoid saturated fat. Big food…
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You Are Not a Cow!

So stop grazing!! A friend who is participating in my current Health for Life program recently shared with the group that one simple suggestion that I sent him via email a couple of years ago made all the difference he needed in order to lose weight. That one suggestion that took him from being stuck at his weight to losing weight was simple and it was this: stop grazing and only eat 3 meals a day… if that. This same…
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The top 12 chemicals you need to avoid

… and they’re in your everyday life! If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I frequently talk about detoxification. My Four-Week Detox program is a core of the work that I do because it was a fundamental part of my own healing journey; and being on my 8th year of facilitating detox programs, I see how fundamental it can be for everyone’s healing. A question I often get is this: “is a detox really necessary?…
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Why You Can’t Lose Weight

I’m sure many of you set new year’s resolutions to “get healthier”, “drop a few pounds”, “exercise more”… etc. and I’m wondering how that’s going? Over the years I’ve worked with so many people who have reached a real point of frustration with their weight, feeling that no matter what they did, it always remained the same; or worse, it would continue to go up. It’s incredibly when on top of the perplexing nature of your body, every diet seems…
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