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Stop Celebrating Being “Busy”

A couple months ago, I asked, “Are you really as busy as you think you are?” But, unusually for one of my posts, I didn’t really talk about concrete steps we can take to overcome our misconception that being busy means being productive. Then, Joe Pinsker’s recent article on the same topic triggered the question again: [...]

Spaghetti Squash with Paleo Meat Sauce

Ingredients: 1 spaghetti squash 1 1/2 lbs of ground beef (chicken, turkey, and lamb can also be substituted for ground beef) 1/4 cup water 1 white onion, diced 1 zucchini, diced 1 green bell pepper, chopped 6 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 (14.5 ounce) can organic crushed tomatoes 1 (8 ounce) can organic crushed tomatoes [...]

Food|11 Comments

Combatting News-Related Stress

Last February, yet another study found that Americans - all kinds of Americans - are seriously stressed out about the future of our country. And think of how much has happened just in the last six months! This is NOT a political post. This is a self-care post. My mission is to take you “From [...]

De-Stress|1 Comment

Flat Iron Steak with Fingerling Potatoes, & Asparagus

Ingredients: 2 flat iron steaks (8 oz. each) 8 ounces fingerling potatoes 1/2 bunch asparagus 3 ramps (wild onion) 1 lemon 1 bunch chives 1/2 bunch dill 1 shallot 4 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons of olive oil 2 tablespoons crème fraîche Yields: 2 servings Cooking Time: 35 - 45 minutes Prepare the ingredients: Wash and [...]

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Almond Meal Pancakes

A few weekends ago, I was craving pancakes so I played around and created an easy, and healthy recipe using almond meal. I shared a picture that morning on IG & FB, and it got such a great response that I’m adding the recipe to the blog to share with all of you. These babies [...]

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Know When to Hold Em’, Know When to Fold Em’

Lately it seems like wherever you turn, people are saying just about whatever they want, without a filter, and getting away with it, whether in the personal, business, or even political spheres. For the rest of us who choose to conduct ourselves with at least some dignity, we have to keep it cool, especially in [...]

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The Power of Music

If I were ever stranded on a deserted island, the one survival item I would want to have with me is probably not the first thing you’d expect one would need to survive nature. No, it's not a pocket knife, matches, rope, or a tent. It's none of the standard, go-to things one might think [...]

De-Stress, Travel|2 Comments

Internal Time: Chronotypes, and the Best Time to Exercise

So there’s been a fair amount of discussion lately about “chronotypes” - what time you should do certain things to maximize the quality of your sleep, the effectiveness of your day, etc. But to demonstrate some of the limitations of online quizzes purporting to tell you all about yourself, I recently took this quiz from [...]

Fitness, Sleep|7 Comments

If Time is Money, Know When to Cut Your Losses

One of the hardest words to say or hear is often, “No.” As Jason Fried recently noted (click here to read Jason's article), the truth is, often times we do have the time to fulfill a request, but we don’t have the attention, which is in fact a much more limited resource. Jason recounts an [...]

Letting Go of Miss Independent

On Sunday evening at the Grammy’s, Chance the Rapper won Best New Artist. During that speech, he dedicated the victory to God and said, “I know people think that independence means you do it by yourself. But independence means freedom.”   I couldn’t agree with him more. While I consider myself fiercely independent, I realized a [...]

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