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Context is key: dieting and lifestyle change

I get kind of pissed about the conversations I see online about diet and weight loss and size. These conversations are coming from all kinds of people – not just those in the health and fitness industries. What makes me pissed or frustrated is the lack of context and the blanket statements. Rarely, do “conversations” […]

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It’s not just a cup of coffee

When Shannon said she wanted us to do something nice for ourselves and tell her about it, I don’t think she had this in mind. Shannon or @liftinglawyer turned 31 yesterday. Her only request was to be selfish and do something just for you and then tell her about it. I know it’s an odd […]

Great escape

Sometimes when I feel overwhelmed I start to think what would happen if I ran away. What would happen if we packed our bags and just got on a plane and left everything behind?  How happy could that be?  How relieving could that be? How long could those feelings last? I buckled down on studying […]

Magic can’t be dumped on you

There’s no magic. It feels sad just writing that, but I think we need to have a conversation about what magic really is. I think many of us imagine magic to be a pill or a drink. It’s the fairy dust that Fairy Godmother sprinkled on Cinderella that turned her rags into a ball gown. […]

Recipe: Almond Flour Oatmeal Cookies (egg-free, oil-free, gluten-free)

While cake and doughnuts/donuts are my over-the-top treat when I crave something sweet, cookies are one of my favorite things to bake. I find them to be simple, at least in comparison to a cake. I also like how they’re easy to manipulate. Maybe one of my super powers is the ability to adjust recipes […]

How I organize my grocery shopping + food staples

Going to the grocery store used to freak me out a bit. Prior to overhauling my eating – and to be honest, that’s really what it was in the beginning, I had no issues going in and going up and down every aisle. I would grab what looked tasty or was cheap. Shifting my eating […]