I started this post Sunday evening, then abandoned it when I began feeling ill. I won’t go into details, but suffice it to say I’ve lost 6 pounds in less … Continue reading Week 10 Review: Dietary Disarray
Self care month began boring, turned ugly, then finished nice and smooth. I had 4 resolutions for September: -Get more sleep (go to bed by 10:30) -Take a daily 10-minute … Continue reading September: Self Care Month in Review
There was a poem on my bedroom wall when I was a child. It was something like, Happiness is like a butterfly; The more you chase it, the more it … Continue reading Happiness is Like a Butterfly
I’ve developed a bit of a love affair with kale in the recent past. Back in the day, I never ate a green leafy unless it was iceberg lettuce, which … Continue reading Do I Have Kale Between my Teeth?
I’m writing this on Saturday afternoon and setting it to post Sunday, since illness has hit our family, and I figured I ought to make the most of a quiet … Continue reading Week 8 Review: Hitting my Stride. Sort of.
I’ve been playing around with the Morning Zing Green Smoothie recipe from rawfamily.com. [edit: that site no longer has that recipe. You can click here for the recipe on rawsmoothierecipes.com] … Continue reading More About Smoothies
I modified a recipe from the VitaMix cookbook to make this dairy-free, cane-sugar-free ice cream. If you count the time it takes to eat, this is actually 10-minute ice cream. … Continue reading 5-Minute Vanilla Ice Cream
My daughter asked to make apple pie for the first day of autumn. She apparently got the idea from the book Apple Pie 4th of July by Janet Wong. As … Continue reading Autumnal Equinox and Apple Pie
…coming home from the gym and seeing the kids lying in the grass with the babysitter so engrossed in their looking-at-the-sky game that they don’t even notice me, and I … Continue reading Happiness is…
Sleep, those little slices of death; Oh how I loathe them. -Edgar Allen Poe (maybe) I have gone to bed at 10:30 four (4!!) nights in a row! Two mornings … Continue reading Week 7 Review: Turning a Corner?
Last week, I wrote about “flow,” the feeling of ease and contentment that comes when one is engaged in an activity in which there is a balance between challenge and … Continue reading Ebb and Flow
First, the wonderful and amazing part: I went to bed at 10:30 last night. The difference? Instead of telling myself I was starting an early bedtime that I’d keep all … Continue reading Hooray! Another Chance to Practice Patience and Mindfulness!