Self-WisdomRecipes, Living Tips, & Food for Thought

Jul

15

5 Ingredient Fruit & Nut Chocolate Bark

This is a very easy, simple treat and travels well as a gift! Mid-summer might not be the best time to be lugging around chocolate in hot cars, etc, but I think this would be a wonderful back-to-school treat for teachers & students and also I’m up for chocolate anytime! I’ve been packaging it as […]

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May

07

New Stuff: Day Buckets

A lot has been changing in the past two years of my life, and I want you to know that the blog is going to change with them. I’ll still post recipes, but less frequently, and I want to write more and more about all parts of my life: not just health and food. I […]

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Feb

01

12 Ways to Help Heal PCOS

December marked the one year anniversary of my big leap forward in PCOS: menstruating after over 6 years without a period. Yes I rejoice in this. Yes I’ve gone a little Red Tent over the years, but it’s true that you don’t know how precious something is until you lose it (and then get excess […]

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Dec

04

Self-Worth, Weight & Love Life

This is possibly the most terrifying and liberating blog post I’ve ever written. I’m unsure of the rammifications of sharing intimately personal details on the Internet, but I think that is more of a fearful excuse rather than a legitimate reason not to be completely honest, authentic, and straightforward about a topic that I haven’t […]

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Oct

26

Do I Want Freedom or Weight Loss?

I was recently reading a People magazine; I like the easy crosswords, and I steal an old one from my Dad’s office before I make the long flight back to my apartment in Japan. It seems like every People magazine has a story of people losing 600 pounds in 2.54 seconds – and all the […]

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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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May

05

Gluten-Free & Paleo-ish in Japan

Just about a year ago, my mom and brother visited me in Japan. We had a wonderful time traveling, but I was a little worried about food. I wasn’t sure how adventurous they would be, as it was their first international trip. But I was super proud of how flexible they were and how willing […]

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Apr

08

One Minute Recipes: Coconut Chia Latte

I used to work in a bakery and nanny for twin toddlers, and I thought that I had to rely on caffeine rather than energy-dense foods to keep going (except #5). Also, there was an espresso machine at the bakery and the iced lattes were free, which might have more to do with it than […]

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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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