Oh What to Do About Sugar ?

One of my long time amazing reader/retreat friends, Tricia, asked for help cutting back on sugar and dairy. Where to start? Who to trust to help? Trisha, as you know, I’ve been working the food intolerance circuit for awhile – like 19 years. Sugar, gluten, dairy, eggs and corn get me in itchy knot. Holy […]

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11 Ways to Ditch Sugar

On August 15th 2011, I gave up sugar, booze and gluten. I thought this was going to be one of the hardest things I ever did. Surprisingly, it has been pretty effortless. Here’s why: 1: This is not a Diet This is self-love. Do:  Make giving up sugar about turning the volume up on being […]

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1-2-3-4-5 Lessons about Chocolate

1 Being a Student and Teacher is Nirvana Teaching writing with Patti Digh and Susan Piver this weekend was so satisfying because what I learned from them upped my energy and passion which was then (hopefully) transmitted to our students. Learning while teaching is better than chocolate (and I did not have any of the […]

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Fear, Death + Sugar

I had a scary moment yesterday during physical therapy that I am so grateful for (honestly). I hurt my neck in June (June 16th to be precise) and I’ve been trying all sorts of groovy things to get it soothed and happy again, and that includes PT. It was my second session with great young […]

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You are Creating the New Story

This is based on a “dollop” one of the three short emails my Savor & Serve Cafe members receive each week. Our theme this month is Transition and Deep Spiritual Nourishment. Our guest for this month is Mark Silver and our guest last month was T. Thorn Coyle. You are creating a new story. So […]

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Tiny Songs of Sweetness

The scratchy hard expanse of Bob’s chest under my cheek “I love you so much.”  His first words every morning. Cuddling with the dogs, texture of fur, wet noses, Luna pawing me for more love, the weird fascination of living with another species. Tea with cream. Tea with cream. Walking through the garden to my […]

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Ketchup & Cherries & Boundaries

                3 Gentle Bits Learned from my 1st Week of Sugar Free, Booze Free (always Gluten Free) Living 1 Sugar is everywhere. There is no need to freak. Case in point: At lunch in Portland last week, I was eating fries with ketchup, and halfway through, I realized […]

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