How you eat is how you feel

It was the busy season when our kids were in grade school: they have a social life, but they can’t drive. One particular Fri. night, our schedule was extra crazy. We had to rush around as soon as my husband got home, take kids to their own things, have our date, then pick them up … Read more

What is food freedom?

Raise your hand if you’ve ever tried a 30-day diet, hoping to have all your food issues solved at the end. Yeah, me too. When that happens, we may fault ourselves, or we may dismiss the diet. But I’ve found through my own experience that there’s more going on. Let me first say that the … Read more

Imagine a new you

Having a positive vision of where you’re going can be a helpful motivator at any stage of your journey, but it’s especially useful when you’re just starting out or when you’re endeavoring to keep at it for the long haul. Imagine you… ⦁ Feeling great when you wake up in the morning. ⦁ Having energy … Read more

From grumpy to grateful

grumpy faced cat

Okay, so there are a lot of things that can make you grumpy. The way no one in the house but you sees the trash can when it’s overflowing. (Must be your superpower!) When the shop clerk believes texting her friend about last night is more important than getting you checked out quickly. Raisins you … Read more

Re-framing failure with grace

I know how journaling helps my mind. I know that reading scripture, meditating, and praying keep my soul anchored. But some days, I struggle to discipline myself enough to sit down and journal, or pray, or meditate. I tend to get distracted by the tasks for the day, or the fun easy thing I’d rather … Read more

Is food your happy pill?

goldfish saying, Am I just going around in circles?

Yesterday morning, I was doing a writing exercise that asked me to think about painful places I don’t want to return to (oh, yay), and how that relates to my current writing. As I mulled over possibilities, one that came back to me was late 2009, when my dad was dying. At the same time, my mom … Read more