Sep

06

Square One

Oh there has been a lot going on here in the past few months: jaw infections, root canals, hives, and now histamine intolerance. I feel like I am back where I started several years ago when I moved to Japan. Anxiously researching articles on the internet. Wondering what foods work and what foods don’t. Frustrated, […]

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Apr

01

27th Birthday Project

My first birthday in Japan, I learned about an incredible way to celebrate your birthday – The Birthday Project. You accomplish as many acts of kindness as as the number of years you are. While I have not yet achieved the level of grandiose  acts that I daydream of, I figured that no act of […]

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Feb

28

The Glory of Self-Care

The short version: I use a ton of coconut oil and drop my stories. The long version: I think more people are talking about self-care these days, and making it a point to emphasize it with the realization that taking care of yourself means you perform better in every other aspect of your life. Mainstream […]

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Nov

15

A Course in Weight Loss: The Beginning

Love is the most powerful force in the universe. And the answer to everything. Beginning this summer, I have read A Return to Love, started the Course in Miracles, and have recently read through the book by Marianne Williamson called A Course in Weight Loss. I read it every day. I consult it morning and […]

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Sep

14

September 21 Day Kindness Challenge

Nothing has transformed my vision of the world more than an act of kindness. It’s the small, every day things we can do that will add up to great change in humanity. And I can think of no better way to honor all of the people affected by September 11th, 2001 than by doing a […]

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Sep

03

Green Tip #26: Small Things with Great Love

After reading Marianne Williamson’s A Return to Love, I’ve been studying A Course in Miracles. Part of the power behind these two works is their emphasis on staying in the present – not being stuck in the past or trapped by anxiety over the future. Living in the present moment is something that usually escapes […]

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Aug

04

Lessons from Depression

I always hesitate to discuss my ongoing story with depression because I always strive to serve others with this blog, and sometimes I can’t see how sharing my personal pain would help you. But having an open discussion about depression is probably one of the best things to encourage in our society, as myths, misconceptions, […]

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Jul

28

July Self-Care: How to Surrender

Things work out if we surrender.   Surrendering is quite possibly the most difficult, and therefore worthwhile, thing that I do. Surrendering does not mean giving up or failing – it means placing what you most want to control into the hands of something you believe in. For me, that can be trust in my […]

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Jul

21

5 Things I’ve Learned from Failing at Healing

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.   ~Kahlil Gibran♥   “Failure is the beginning of success.” – Japanese proverb   Well I’m a big, fat failure. And I’ve been doing it for a long time. I’ve been trying to heal for several years, and often progress is slow and […]

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Jul

17

The WFL Step 13 Update: FODMAP Freakout

Well, here’s some big news. I freaked out about food. Again. I know – it’s an old headline. But rather than make it into the same old tired script, my food & health challenges become springboards for better answers and better quality of life. Over the past several months I’ve looked hard at cleaning up […]

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