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Tools of Success Vs Internal Agents of Defeat

I think this explanation of what helps form a good habit is excellent. There are many tools and tricks to help make forming good habits successful, and I tool I … Continue reading

February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

When it comes to your family’s food, do you know who’s on your team?

What are your goals for feeding yourself and your family? Like pretty much everyone around the world, you probably want a few simple things: For the food to taste good … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Two Steps to Great Tasting Frozen Vegetables

This time of year the selection of produce at the store can get a little monotonous. There are only so many sweet potatoes and beets I can eat. It can also … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vegan Hot Cocoa: Healthy Fats for a Cold Climate

“The metabolism of fats creates body heat, since they pack twice as many calories per gram as protein or carbohydrate, a high-fat diet helps maintain normal body temperatures better than … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

In Photos: Curried Adzuki Homefries and Berry Almond Butter French Toast

Rarely do I, or any chefs I know, cook from exact recipes at home unless we are trying something specific. Here’s my process making a tasty Saturday brunch this morning, … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

In Photos: Combat Fitness

Today Scott and I went to Combat Fitness to get started on my personal training. They offer classes on evenings and weekends, so we had the place to ourselves. A … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Get your healthy fats, at Costco!

Low-fat or no-fat diets go in and out of style. I am of the belief that we need contributions from each of the six groups of nutrients (carbohydrates, fats, protein, … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie

Here is a quick and easy recipe for a delicious smoothie that I like to drink after workouts.  It is as satisfying as desert, but totally healthy!  Give it a … Continue reading

February 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Strengthen your weaknesses now so you have more options later

Yesterday I received a pretty stern talking to from my physical therapist. Sunday morning I woke up and my wrist was locked up. This has happened to me my whole … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

I am not in charge here?! The power of affirmations and visualization

Sometimes I get overwhelmed by the feeling that I am not in charge here?! I don’t mean at work, or at home, or in my relationships. I mean with myself- … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · Leave a comment