Category: Tools & Strategies

Mindful Gifts for the Real Foodie in your Life

Mindful Gifts For The Real Foodie In Your Life

Gift giving and receiving is something I’ve found myself struggling with in more recent years. As I’ve trekked into a more simplistic and minimalist lifestyle, away from collecting material things, I’ve found it more challenging to both give and receive mindful gifts. I’ve found it difficult to pick out gifts that are as mindful as …

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Real Plans: Real Food Meal Planning

Real Plans: Real Food Meal Planning

For a long time, I never really meal planned in the way that most people think of meal planning. There was no pen and paper or filling out a weekly meal chart. I pretty much did it all in my head. Maybe I have a fantastic memory? All I know is that once I made …

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5 Reasons to Shop at the Farmer's Market

5 Reasons to Shop at the Farmer’s Market

Summer is just around the corner! You know what that means? Well for those in CA, it means freshly picked cherries, strawberries, peaches, zucchini, summer squash, eggplant and so much more! Visiting your local farmer’s market most certainly does not need to be a summer-only habit. Although the summer weather certainly makes it more inviting! …

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New Year, New Intentions

New Year, New Intentions

Whether you are the hard-core goal setter, New Year’s resolutions kind or not, it’s hard to deny that the calendar year is a great way to mark time and measure progress.  For myself, goal-setting has seemed hardwired into my brain since I was a small child.  People used to chuckle at my ambitious new year’s …

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Joy to Healthy Holidays

‘Tis the season to be jolly! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Joy to the World! Sure these are all lovely sentiments, in theory.  But so many of us have found the holiday season to just add to our normal every day stress, especially when it comes to food and what we eat. …

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Mindful Eating

Have you ever had the feeling that you just ate a lot of food and you weren’t even really hungry?  Did you just demolish an entire meal without really tasting a single bite?  It’s happened to the best of us and probably not because we were literally starving.  Eating without paying attention to what we …

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Nutrition Self-Experiment_ Conclusion

Nutrition Self-Experiment: Conclusion

This weeks brings the conclusion of my Nutrition Self-Experiment. After much deliberation, I have decided to end my experiment earlier than anticipated. A week ago I left my ‘home base’ to embark on a 4 week road trip. I had hoped that when I planned the trip that I would continue with the experiment but …

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