Believing Old Stories About Yourself

After 14+ years as a parent, I had a groundbreaking realization that is touching every corner of my life. This awareness gives me a new lens on my past, and will change my future. I stopped believing old stories about myself.And this morning I woke up convinced that there is something in it for you, […]

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National Junk Food Day – Seriously?

I went a bit ape-crazy when an email from Osh Hardware appeared in my inbox this morning. They were touting National Junk Food Day.I had just returned from a 2-mile, sunrise lake swim and was feeling like the King of the World.Living without added sugar for more than 4 years has revealed countless insights about the […]

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Personal Sugar Revolution

What does a personal sugar revolution have to do with a political rally? They are both about change that starts from the inside.It’s a dream come true to live in a country where I have the option to go see Presidential candidates live and in person. Regardless of your particular leanings, seeing the political process […]

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How to Sugar Detox – and WHY

Life choices about how to sugar detox are getting very real for “Patti”, an alumnus of our challenge.I’ve seen it hundreds of times: get 30 days sugar free under your belt and you’ll soon realize that anything is possible.Even the belief of reversing the fate of a genetic disposition.Why and How to Sugar DetoxIs there anything […]

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Time or Money – Which Excuse Are You Believing?

I got an email today that wasn’t unlike the hundreds of others I’ve gotten over the years of talking about 30 Days Sugar Free.“I can’t afford to eat healthy, and I don’t have time to cook”, Ellie wrote in her note. She kept it short, and then unsubscribed from my emails.Well then…I Won’t Believe That […]

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I’m Not Enjoying This No Sugar Diet

Well it’s not all rainbows and unicorns in the land of a no sugar diet.Yesterday I got an email from “Sandi” who was on Day 11 of the April Challenge. Here are some highlights from her email:I don’t think this is working for me. I am just miserable. I thought I would see bigger benefits […]

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Candy with Your Renewal? Why is the DMV Selling Sugar?

After 12 years with the same driver’s license picture, the CA DMV decided it was time for me to come in and update my look. I didn’t imagine they’d be selling sugar, too.Same address, still an organ donor, same hair color? Yes… still bald, mame, thank you for asking.I guess the agent was trained to […]

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Three Tips for Sitting in the Presence of Sugar

My son turned 14 yesterday. Huge weekend that included a trip to the trampoline megaplex, snowshoeing, snowboarding, building a home trampoline, and a sleepover with 4 of his buddies.At night we went to his favorite restaurant and, after a delicious meal, the wait staff sang Happy Birthday and left him with a massive sundae.They Left […]

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Why There Isn’t a Drug to Help Us Quit Sugar

Yesterday I got an email from a woman who finished her challenge to quit sugar for 30 days. She told me some of what she experienced and learned about herself during the month.She ended the email with this prophetic sentence:“I’m so happy that there wasn’t a pill or a drug that made this easier. I needed […]

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Sugar Shortage Crisis – Oh My!

[Warning – I planted my tongue firmly in my cheek before writing this post]In a world whose collective sweet tooth has never had to imagine the party ending, experts are predicting a global sugar shortage in 2017.Making it sound as if life as we know it will cease to exist, scientists are blaming the upcoming […]

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