Month: June 2012

  Yes, I know it’s summer and here we are with a decidedly “fall” treat, but I came across a can of pumpkin this week and thought, “yup, I’m gonna blend this up!” Trust me, you’ll want to run out …

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  Where was I in May? New Orleans, 5/1-5/8 Amtrak (across Louisiana & Texas): 5/9 Ciudad Juarez, Mexico: 5/10-5/11 El Paso, TX: 5/12 Santa Fe, NM: 5/13-5/18 Denver, CO: 5/19-5/22 Vancouver, WA: 5/23-5/27 Seattle, WA: 5/28-5/31   TRAVEL Trip costs …

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Have you ever found yourself wandering around a city, looking for a particular place, yet have no idea where it is or how to get there? Maybe you’re searching for a particular restaurant or a little shop and you just …

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So what do you want to know?     Would you like to do something I’ve done and are looking for guidance, support or information? Are you curious about WHAT I’m doing, HOW I’m doing it, or WHY?   Feel …

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A bunch of awesome moments from this week! (have some of your own? send in a photo + caption to be featured in a future edition of MOW! :)   my first full week in Cottage Grove – here we …

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  There’s just something very satisfying about fried chicken. Trouble is, traditional fried chicken often contains lots of unhealthy fats, oils, grease, etc. And of course, there’s the breading, so for all those off grains or gluten-free, we’ve just had to …

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    Welcome to The Monthly Practice Report, where I detail my practice of healthy living: the commitments, goals, and other metrics!     Why I’m doing this: To be completely transparent – if there’s something you want to know …

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Wow—Miyagi was pretty graceful, right?   If you’re like me, you can get around most days without just toppling over. Your equilibrium is probably pretty good.   So why develop your balance? Practicing exercises that improve your “not-falling-over-ness” (technical term) strengthens …

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Or: How I Lost 10% of my Total Weight Without Even Trying! In just less than a year, I went from 143 pounds to 131 pounds. I’m not on a diet, I can’t remember the last time I went to …

Shocking True Story: How I Lost 12 Pounds in 12 Months! Read More »

A bunch of awesome moments from this week! (have some of your own? send in a photo + caption to be featured in a future edition of MOW! :)   from Seattle to the Columbia River Gorge to Portland to …

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