Mindset Monday: Habits, Associations, and Learning

September 18, 2017

Today I want to talk about habits, association and learning.  I, however, don’t want to talk about these in the context of current behavior, or the things we do now. I want to talk more about the importance of these things in creating new habits that will support change you want to make going forward, long term, and without making it feel like a constant chore.  It’s like so many…

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Pickled Red Onions

June 28, 2017

My new, latest obsession is pickled red onions.  They are so easy to make and really add a lot of flavor to salads, tacos, avocado toast, sandwiches or whatever you put them on!  I got the idea from my favorite local restaurant, The Lovin Oven.  They add it as a garnish to their vegan burrito and my boys and I just love them! I decided since we love them so…

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My new life

April 5, 2017

 Background In October of 2005 I felt the pain that got me started on this journey.  I came home from work and looked through the stack of mail on the counter.  I found a letter from an insurance company about a life insurance policy that I had recently applied for.  I was a little anxious, because I had issues getting insurance a few years earlier and ended up being put into a…

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Food, Inc.

February 2, 2016

Food, Inc. is an eye opening film about the modern food industry.  I consider it a must see.  In order to understand the big picture, we need to understand how we got to where we are today, and the cost that we are paying for both the convenience and cheaply priced food that most people demand today. These things do not come without a price.  We are unfortunately paying for them with…

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Fed Up

February 2, 2016

Fed Up is another film about the current state of health as it relates to our modern food system.  The big villain in this one is sugar, and it’s scary.  It turns out that sugar is everywhere! Childhood obesity is a big focus of this film, and I think that’s a very important thing to think about.  As adults, and especially as parents, we need to share responsibility for the choices…

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Dr. Garth Davis: Americans have become obsessed with Protein

October 31, 2015

“Where do you get your protein”?  is one of the most common questions people ask me, or anyone else, when the find out we eat a plant based diet that includes no, or almost no, animal products.  The more important question might be, “why are we so worried about eating protein”? In his work, Dr. Davis explores this important question, and takes it one step further explaining that many of our…

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