Kale backlash, podcast premier and money love


Happy weekend, friends. I’m popping in to say a quick hello and share a few links from the week that you might be interested in. First up, last weekend I was a guest on the America’s Angriest Trainer podcast with Vinnie Tortorich and Anna Vocino. It was so much fun. We had a great time talking about my own experiences in changing my diet and lifestyle and giving up most sugars and grains. We also touched on my other passion, cleaning out the toxic chemicals from our personal care products. Give it a listen, but be sure to put on the headphones as there tends to be some, how shall we say, adult language?

Also, Sarah Yates from A House in the Hills went on an awesome food rant in response to a growing backlash against kale. What? Lame. She also shared what looks like a fantastic kale and roasted chickpea salad recipe. Can’t wait to try that one.

And finally, I’m currently reading Kate Northrup’s book Money: A Love Story. It’s a good one and this may rub some of you the wrong way (new age-y alert), but it’s really the first time I’ve been able to connect finances to my life in a mind, body, soul kind of way. It’s having a big impact on all areas of my life. She wrote a thought-provoking piece on her website that has really stuck with me this week about doing less and putting less value on being busy. Here’s a quote from her uncle on the subject that just seems so fitting for most of us.

“You need to learn how to stop validating your existence through action.”

Kind of brilliant, yes? Give it a read and let me know what you think. Does it apply to your life right now? Are you trying to slow down, do less, live more? Or, are you on the high flying accomplishment train? Let’s talk about it.

With all of that in mind, my one goal for this weekend is to get to the farmer’s market and stock up on some kale! Ha, take that, health food haters.

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  • http://torriesessions.blogspot.com/ Torrie @ a place to share…

    i believe i just left a comment, but may have accidentally deleted it… did it go through?:)

  • Estelle Hayes

    Hi Torrie, it didn’t seem to go through. Bummer! I always love hearing from you. Hope all is well. :)

  • http://torriesessions.blogspot.com/ Torrie @ a place to share…

    aww… it was a good one ;)… k~ let me think…

  • http://torriesessions.blogspot.com/ Torrie @ a place to share…

    that quote is incredibly powerful. i wrote a post (‘a losing battle’) on this inner battle that i have regarding what i have or have not DONE… the action that i yearn for so that i will feel ‘more than’… so that i will feel validated. while i want to DO… to GO… to DARE… in so many aspects of my life, i want to recognize that i (as i AM) am already FULL to begin with.