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What Could Go Right?

I wrote this post in June of 2015, but am republishing it a year later because I have an important update, which changes the story a little– and I added a video I think you’ll enjoy.  If you have already read it, please scroll to the bottom of the post. And if this is the […]

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Body-Positive Resolutions

15 Body-Loving Resolutions for the New Year

I wanted to share a post here that I wrote for my bodywork clients. I think it applies to all of us, and hope you will find it encouraging. We all want the best of ourselves. We want to do our best, look our best, perform our best. So it’s natural to make goals that […]

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2015: The Year We Faced Our Dreams

I have put off writing this post until the last few hours of 2015, because the idea has overwhelmed me. Sometimes it’s easier to talk about challenges than it is about joys. Do you know what I mean? Everything I want to share here is put into context by the year-end post I wrote four […]

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Thoughtful Gifts for Children (Alternative to Toys!)

Over the last couple of years, I have had a lot of fun sharing my favorite gift ideas with you. I have always loved giving gifts, even if I’m a minimalist at heart. I’ve made gift guides for Classy Gentlemen, for Ladies, and for Grandma. But one of my favorite demographics to choose presents for […]

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So Thankful

I just wanted to take a moment to wish my American readers a Happy Thanksgiving, and to express some of the things I am grateful for this year. This is the fifth Thanksgiving we have spent overseas since our move to Europe in 2010, and it’s the first one that I have been able to […]

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How to Overcome an Emotional Block

Today I want to share with you one of the most valuable things I have learned in the last few years: How to overcome an emotional block. First, a personal story: My husband and I usually email each other every morning on workdays, just saying hello, checking in on how things are going, and discussing […]

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Food Memories (Guest Post)

Hi Everyone!  As you know, we are in the midst of our transition to living in Spain right now.  We’re about to move into our new home, and we’re so excited– but we won’t have internet for a while.  In the meantime, I have some guest posts I’m excited to share with you, on the […]

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Let’s Talk About Food Attitudes

Can we talk for minute about food attitudes? There is a quote that is widely circulated on many pages I follow which says, “Every bite you take is either feeding disease or fighting it.” And it makes me a little crazy every time I see it.  Since when did eating become a series of moral […]

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10 Tips for Going Grain-Free

There are a lot of different reasons that people decide to switch to a grain-free diet, and I know it can be really helpful for a lot of people. Some hardly have a choice– their own health or that of their child is suffering, and things have got to change, now. I get it. I […]

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2014: A Wild but Wonderful Ride

I think it’s a good practice to take a little time at the end of a year to reflect on it.  To consider what I’ve learned, where I have been, and how I have changed.  This helps get me ready to set my intentions for the year ahead. We have had some intense years in […]

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