The Smart Way to Eat Dessert

If you read last week’s post The World Is on Your Plate, you know that my mom came for a Mother’s Day visit – lots of cooking and eating ensued!  While I don’t have a big sweet tooth (an amazing chocolate mousse being the exception), both my partner and...

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The World is On Your Plate

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. It turns problems into gifts,...

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Pleasure First

I have a commitment to myself to getting my blog post up on Mondays, but as you can see it is Tuesday.  So..what happened?! I spent yesterday getting back into my movement “routine”, visiting with a friend, and basking in the sunshine at a going-away get together for...

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The Myth of Deprivation

If you read last week’s news on How to Know What to Eat, you might remember that I spent the week at a silent retreat.  No talking, no technology, no reading, no wine…there was caffeine, but I had very little of it.  Just nature, listening to a morning and night talk...

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The Biggest Thing that Stops Your Progress

The Biggest Thing that Stops Your Progress is. . . ... not moving forward. (Also, maybe, when the cat sits on your keyboard…but, I digress). What a revelation, you say, thank you very much. But here’s what I mean. . . My boyfriend’s birthday was last...

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Is Your Food Pleasing?

I’m curious how you did with last week’s suggestion to really allow yourself to eat what you wanted… without guilt and with full enjoyment.  Did you do it and, if so, did you notice any difference? Comment below and let me know! I ask because what used to...

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Food does not have Moral Value

You hear these words all the time in relation to food, maybe you even use them yourself: good, bad, toxic, treat, reward, indulgence, clean, dirty, guilty pleasure, and the list goes on… Do you have a favorite? One of the jobs of our mind is to immediately...

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It’s a Launch!

Dear friends, Happy Spring! Some of you have been with me for a while and some of you barely know me. It’s been almost 5 years since I moved from New Orleans to Charleston (hard to believe?!) and work life has changed a lot for me.  It’s been a wild ride...

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