I've been an intuitive/mindful eater for decades. It's become so..intuitive I don't know I could have defined or explained how I came to this place until the addition of the cupcake-muncher pictured above. I realized I not only did I need to need to practice what I longed to preach ("hmmm, what am I in the mood for? what food is my body requesting in this moment? am I hungry or bored?) I ... Continue Reading
An 8 year old’s guide to intuitive eating.
The 4 tips below are a gathering of snippets of conversation with the Tornado. All ideas are hers. I've transcribed as stated except for her words PUKING SUCKS which I chose, repeatedly, not include... donuts with a spoon?! intuitive. Mindful eating changed my life. Whatever you choose to call it---mindful? intuitive? theraputic?--it works for me. I've chosen not to tell the Tornado ... Continue Reading
Three reasons why I advocate the family meal.
I was born in the '60s. An era of family dinners, women mainly working inside the home, and jobs *really* being 9-5. Life is strikingly different now. Many women work outside the home. Kids are crazy over-scheduled with after school & weekend activities. It's rarely a reality to get home from an office by 6 pm (a post for a different day. that whole concept makes me ... Continue Reading
In a food fantasy what would YOU eat?
Before I start this post I need to state clearly and openly Im biased. I ADORE LINDSAY. I tell her frequently, and probably STILL NOT ENOUGH, how her blog is one of the first I read each morning because of its fitness by way of personal development twist. She's pretty religious (spiritual?). Im pretty spiritual (religious?). And, even though we dont worship in the same fashion, many of ... Continue Reading
I am *not* a foodie.
Moving to Oakland has been similar to the experience of adding a child to our twosome. What people insisted Id struggle with ("you will never pee alone again!!") Ive found to be experiences I dont mind. Things no one thought to mention (“you wont ever sleep soundly again. if shes not sleeping then you wont. if shes too quiet then you wont sleep. if shes at a sleepover then you wont ... Continue Reading
Six steps to clean eating.
We all know how easy it is to pull the “starting Monday I shall” or “on the first of the month I will…” & yet we're all painfully aware (in our hearts. where it counts.) this whole journey of life is really about starting right.this.moment. No matter the day or the date or, really, the TIME of day. And, in my opinion, no matter the goal. Any time is the RIGHT TIME to stop making ... Continue Reading
Today's post was supposed to be about the Tornado & my new backpacks. (which as I type & read sounds exceedingly boring. those ramblings may languish in drafts forever after all.) After your comments yesterday, however, I decided to trash that preempt that post & answer your mindful eating questions as best I can. I challenge is I dont really know anything. Ive not ready ... Continue Reading
A kid’s guide to mindful eating.
Spring has sprung in our neck of the woods and, as a result, the Tornado & I have been picnicking. Yesterday, while watching her eat, I was reminded of all she's taught me these past five years. Sure some of my sentimentalnessment (technical term) is in part due to the fact we had her kindergarten roundup yesterday (!), but you'll have that. Please to enjoy Five Mindful Eating Tips ... Continue Reading
Nourishing by Heart (guest post)
Aloha! Gina living here on Maui and blogging over at Nourishing by Heart. Living and blogging about mindfulness with food and life. Carla has given me a chance to look back over my own journey to mindfulness and what a journey it has been! I originally had visions of sharing some profound words of wisdom with you regarding why eating mindfully will change your body and your life, but ... Continue Reading
What *I* mean when I say CLEAN EATING.
(remember this stuff? I like it now. a lot.) This is all prompted by my Before and After photo-post. At your request. Here it is. Potentially the most dull post ever . And, to increase the level of dullnessment, I’m gonna pause for a moment and give you my dizclaimer: This is only what I do. What works for me. Im not a dietitian nor do I long to play one on the internet. OK, ... Continue Reading