Dare to Do

Some mornings I wake up thinking about fresh bread. Maybe these thoughts are channeled by the noise I hear through the window of the truck making deliveries to bakery on the corner of my block. Some mornings I wake up thinking about the difficulties I may possibly...

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Fat, Pain and Tolerance

When we live with pain in our lives, not the type that ebbs and flows, but the type that stays with us, day in and day out, never causing too much strife, staying below the level of intolerable, we learn how to make it normal. We stop sensing the danger that it indicates because it hasn’t really inconvenienced us just yet.

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My Amazing Body

In the middle of the night a bit more than a week ago, amidst great bouts of dull pain, I would begin a journey demonstrating just how awesome my body is.

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the HAES® files: The Dangers of Living in a Safe House

If you lived each day in a preemptive, protective bubble, what do you think the quality of your life would be? You'd miss out on loving hugs from friends and family, you couldn't pet the cute kitty, you'd never feel the wind in your hair and the grass under your feet....

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Reframe Rejection, or It’s All in Your Head

Have you ever asked as question or made a request of someone and really wanted "yes" to be the answer? Have you ever had the answer be something else other than yes? Have you interpreted that other answer as a gentle, or not-so-gentle, rejection? This happened to me...

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This Is Your Real Life

Being in an insulated (isolated) environment where someone is basically preparing all of your food for you makes eating healthily dead easy. After my week-long raw fast retreat where I experienced exactly this, I am feeling the challenges of reintegrating into real...

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Why Isn’t Obesity Research Better Known?

Because this is a super good question that requires an answer. The research is out there, contesting the "exercise to lose weight" and "lose weight and stay thin" mentality, but few people have heard of it. Education is always the key to ending stigma, hatred and shame.

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Cartoons Explain Things Good

I found a great illustration by Stacy Bias about the different archetypes of the "Good Fatty". Easy to understand, fun to read, and certainly educational. When I wrote the post, Just Say No to Team Good Fatty, I was referring to this kind of stuff. The most important...

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Raw Fast: RESULTS! (cue snare drum)

So last week, as you may know from reading/having read the following posts: Raw Fast: Day 1 Raw Fast: Day 2 Raw Fast: Day 3 Raw Fast: Day 4 Raw Fast: Day 5 Raw Fast: Day 6 Raw Fast: Day 7 I embarked on a journey of self challenge and discipline, cleverly disguised as...

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Raw Fast: Day 7 (Crossing the Finish Line: pic heavy)

Our last full day of fasting (vacation) has come to an end with a yummy bang: our self-prepared 3-Course Menu! But before we talk about dinner, let's discuss the day. I woke up feeling strong, rested, and ready to go. We started with a water test where we did a blind...

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