Self-WisdomRecipes, Living Tips, & Food for Thought

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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Jan

29

Surprise! It’s GMO

This was just originally going to be an Eat This, Not That! GMO short-list for my family and I, but then I thought, why not share it with you all? For the complete list, please check out this incredible, original blog post, courtesy of Eat, Local, Grown, which lists the company, their products, and how […]

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Jan

13

New Year’s Commitment

Here is my new year commitment: to email one person every day. This email is simply a hello, keep-in-touch, how are you, thank you for your friendship, I love you and I am grateful to have you in my life kind of email. Short, sweet, and one of the best ways I can stay connected […]

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Dec

07

JOY TO THE WORLD

I haven’t been this excited in a long time. My new project – Joy to the World! – starts today. My December self-care is performing as many acts of kindness as I can! Acts of Kindness are miraculous. They can turn your day around, and give you such a surge of love that your heart […]

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Dec

06

Holiday Cheer Chocolate Bark

I made this up on the fly and I am pretty sure it will take you longer to read this post than to make it. In fact, it was so on the fly that I didn’t take note of the amount of unsweetened chocolate I used and just spent the past 5 minutes picking through […]

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Nov

29

Giving Thanks

From The Native American Rights Fund, a beautiful Thanksgiving Address: November is American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month. Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.  It’s also an opportunity to highlight the important contributions of Native peoples […]

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Nov

25

Katricialicious-Style Turkey

Imagine you were asked to help teach 20 or so eager Japanese people how to make Thanksgiving dinner. Imagine all was going well, despite the fact that you had to make pumpkin puree out of kabocha, the only available pie pans were 5 inches in diameter, and a bunch of zealous women wanted to shape […]

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