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Cupcakes, weight loss, and the real healing agent

Aug 31, 2017 | No Comments

A handful of weeks ago, my beloved Michael, walked into the kitchen to warm up his morning coffee, leaned on the kitchen counter behind him, and casually said, “I think I’m gaining weight.”

Looking up from my laptop from the adjoined room, I asked, “Hmm, how do you know?”

“Well, my pants are tight. My shirts are getting too tight to button.”

Matching his energy I followed up with, “Is there anything you notice you’ve been doing differently over the last handful of months, sweetheart?”

He paused to think. (more…)



Improve your tastebud IQ

Aug 14, 2017 | Tags: nutrition, seasonal eating, sugar, | No Comments

When I was 17 I loved indulging my taste for unique clothing.  I loved wearing my long sweaters lined with dark purple faux fur and snakeskin pants (also fake) from the tiny clothing store I worked at at the time.   Sometimes I’d sift through my mom’s closet to find some piece she had from the 70s and pair it with something in my own closet.

My taste for the unique is still with me today as I treasure my less duplicatable handmade jewelry from South America, a beautiful gold and citrine ring that was my great grandmother Laura Ruiz’s, and beautiful objects I’ve acquired during travel. (more…)



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