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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Aug

26

August Donations

What we buy, or where we put our money, creates the world we live in. This is a principle I live by, and why I strive to always find products that are produced in a way that is kindest to my body and the environment. I also make it a principle to donate 5% of […]

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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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Jun

17

The WFL Step 12: Diet-thinking vs. Lifestyle-thinking

I know – diet and lifestyle are both loaded terms. But until my genius subconscious comes up with something better, let’s redefine what we already have to work with. The Takeaway: Realize the fundamental changes in thinking that precede any major life or habit change – and use it to cultivate success! Actions: Observe your thoughts. […]

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Jun

12

Leftover Wednesdays: Prosciutto Bacon Jam & Paleo for Women Guest Post!

Two things to give you a rocking Wednesday: a post about womanhood, realizing I’m not broken, and living with chronic conditions over at Paleo for Women. And Bacon Jam, upgraded. And a welcome for new visitors below. Read on! Guys. Seriously. Today, I am over the freakin’ moon because I’ve got a guest post on […]

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Jun

02

The WFL Step 11: Exercise, Ego & Judgment

The Takeaway: Exercise. Do what feels good. Don’t worry about it. Taking judgment out of the equation will have you enjoying exercise rather than dreading it. Actions: 1. Do what you enjoy. 2. Don’t judge yourself. The Back Story: I’ve been enthusiastically biking to the gym the past few months. EVEN in the rain, because I know […]

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May

16

The WFL Step 8: Updateville

I had written about the ways in which I celebrate my strengths, and last week I did a post actively practicing self-love and looking for the good in what I had thought were catastrophic photos of myself. But I realized rather humbly that there are quite a few more areas where I can do good […]

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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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