What are You Ready to Complete?

I did a half back flip on a trampoline the day after Christmas. For those of you who are congratulating me, let me be more clear. My son assured me that he could spot me while I attempted my first ever back flip, and I believed him. 60 pounds lighter than me. 5 inches shorter than […]

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Juggling BBQ Tools Saves Me Time

[If you’re a vegetarian, this post isn’t for you. I’ll do something special for you next week!] There is a delicate balance we must reconcile if we are going to eat healthy, keep our jobs, spend time with our friends/family, and not go broke. I recently discovered ButcherBox and have fallen in love with it. […]

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On Thanksgiving – Take Responsibility for Everything

Of course this is in addition to being grateful – certainly not a substitute! The idea is, while you’re away from work, enjoying some down time, taking inventory on all that you are grateful for in your life, take a few moments  and see what you are willing to take responsibility for, too. It’s a […]

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Type 2 Diabetes – a Disease of Choice?

Today I interviewed Beatrice Hair about the relationship between sugar and Type 2 Diabetes. Beatrice is an author, speaker, and health coach with degrees in education, health and sports science, and curriculum creation. That’s a lot of words to say that she is smart and knows her stuff around Type 2 Diabetes and turning it […]

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Random Benefits of Sugar Free

Every once in a while I scroll through our Secret Facebook Group and grab a few of the posts from people who are in various stages of their journey. It’s a hoot to see the benefits of sugar free living that they never even imagined. In this recent post I wrote about how sugar free […]

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Sugary Drinks… Would a Tax Steer You Away?

The World Health Organization (WHO) suggested that a tax on sugary drinks could help curb global obesity. My question is this: Would a 20% increase in the cost of a sugary drink impact your decision about buying it? Our global addiction to sugar, which we support every time we whip out our wallet for another sweet treat, […]

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Skip Dessert? It’s a Powerful Micro Decision

“How can you skip dessert – pass right by that platter of cupcakes without grabbing one?,” my friend asked me. She was squeezing up behind me so she could grab her chocolate treat topped with a single pretzel and other gooey decorations. The platter of cupcakes held a prominent space on the table with other dessert options. I wasn’t […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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