Happy nontoxic Valentine’s Day: chocolate

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I love nothing more than a bite (or three) of high quality, dark chocolate at the end of the day. I’m happy to spend a little more on a product free from preservatives, artificial colors or flavors. Once you taste good quality chocolate you won’t even bother with the junk your kids come home with – no thanks to that jumbo bag of miniatures. Total waste of time. Sometimes I get really dirty and  scoop a spoonful of peanut butter on to my bites. It’s such a reliable happy maker. I’ve rounded up my favorite Read More →

Less is more, always

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The older I get, the clearer I become on the value of simplicity. I’d rather have one or two great fitting pairs of jeans than a closet full of trendy, ill-fitting, or someday-I’ll-loose-five-pounds and those will fit pairs of space hogs. When I focus on quality versus quantity of anything my overall experience of that item becomes expansive, deeply satisfying and rich. Same goes for food. Don’t  get me wrong. I love seeing the sheer abundance and variety at my farmer’s market, but I’m happier when I return home to review the considered items I Read More →

The great date round up

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Looking back, it’s no surprise that the first time I tasted the sweet goodness of a medjool date was at Melissa’s house. She served a lovely tray of warmed pitted dates that had been stuffed with a marcona almond and sprinkled with sea salt. Such a divine start to the meal. I’ve been hooked ever since. Now that I’m avoiding almost all sugar, the occasional date tastes like a very sweet treat. I love to pair them with some protein from a raw nut butter so as to avoid a glycemic spike and I’ve found Read More →

Mindful drinking

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Pull up a chair, pour yourself a beverage and let’s talk booze. Specifically, mindful drinking. Do you practice it? Or are you stuck in a rut or routine around your daily drink? I’m going to get real here and I encourage you to do the same – either in the comments or within the safety of your mind. Up until last October I was in the habit of marking the start of every evening or at least that last bit of evening with a drink. Sometimes it was a glass of wine while preparing dinner Read More →

Kale backlash, podcast premier and money love

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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 Read More →

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