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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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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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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May

12

The WFL Step 8: Focus on Your Strengths

The takeaway: Use your strengths to guide you through change, relieving obstacles and becoming your own best friend in your quest for better health and a more joyful life! Actions: Make a list of all the things you are good at. It can have any focus – things you like about your body, a gratitude list of […]

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May

05

Why I Love My Stretch Marks

Taking a quick break from the Whole Foods Ladder to write about a sudden thought that hit me last week. Sometimes I get so excited or moved by writing something that I just need to drop everything and go with the flow. I love my stretch marks. It’s an odd statement, I know. And for […]

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Mar

17

The WFL Step 3: Set Yourself Up for Success

Step 3: Set yourself up for success The Takeaway: Create a solid foundation of good health to support your dietary changes in the upcoming weeks. Actions: I. SLEEP II. Hydrate! III. Find a support network – online is great, but having a loving soul help you through it is so incredibly empowering IV. Meditate I’ll […]

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Feb

12

The Whole Foods Ladder

Today I’d like to introduce a new series: The Whole Foods Ladder. There are things that are missing in our life that we don’t even realize – optimal health, uplifting energy, natural positivity, invigorated spirit. These are things that we deserve as human beings. And once you’ve opened the door to finding these life-altering necessities, […]

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Nov

18

Breaking Open

Sometimes I can’t learn from my mistakes right away. Often when it comes to food & emotional eating, not to mention healing and finally weight loss, I have to make several mistakes before it really sinks in. I used to get really upset with myself about this, “Ugh! Didn’t this happen the last time? Why […]

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Oct

28

13 Reminders for When You Are In Doubt

1. Do what you love first. Don’t listen to what anyone else says about it – find what makes you come alive and celebrate it. Maybe there are a thousand other things you “should” be focusing on, but if you don’t have something you love to do, where is your joy in life? 2. Make […]

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Oct

14

Shame

I’ve been tiptoe-ing around this post for a while. It was really cathartic to write a few months ago, but I’ve been afraid to post it. Normally if I am afraid of something, that tells me that it is worth doing. Perhaps it will be a post that will slip away unnoticed, as I am […]

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