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Diet: A Four-Letter Word

One of my least favorite words related to health and wellness is diet. In my opinion, this four-letter word causes a lot of confusion and stress. Simply skimming the surface of this multi-billion dollar industry we have the South Beach Diet, the Atkins Diet, the Mediterranean Diet, diet pills, diets associated with blood types, free …

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Food Challenge 2 of 30: Leeks

Is it weird that I’ve never had leeks? I’m sure I had them as part of a soup at some point but I had never actually purchased or prepared this winter vegetable. If you’re unfamiliar with leeks they look like this: So this is my second new food of my 30 new foods challenge for 2014. …

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New Experience: Des Moines Zen Center

Back in September my mini intention was to spend 10 minutes each day meditating. This was partly inspired by my favorite magazine, Esquire, and their article about the benefits of meditation, but also inspired by a desire to enhance my spiritual well-being. After a month of mini meditation sessions I was further introduced to the …

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Fruit Rings

A long time ago my mouth watered when I saw a bag of Trolli Apple-O’s or Peachie-O’s hanging in a gas station. Now I kind of gag thinking about how many bags of those I consumed along HWY 9 en route home way back when. Before the holidays I posted about wanting a food dehydrator. I …

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Food Challenge 1 of 30: Kimchi

If you recall, it is my intention this year to try 30 new foods. If you want to know why I’m doing this, backtrack a few articles to see why I selected 30 and what “rules” apply to this intention, or rather challenge. Without further ado, here’s my recap of food number one! Food #1: Vegan …

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Think Like a Pro

A few months ago I was at lunch with a friend. As we were standing in line I muttered, “I think I’ll get a salad and the vegetable soup since I’m not sure if I’m getting any more vegetables today.” She looked at me kind of funny. I said, “what, don’t you think like that?” …

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Hello 2014!

It’s already a new year and after reflecting on 2013, I am excited for some new changes and challenges over the coming three-hundred and sixty some days. First things first, I want to say that no one should ever feel bad if they don’t set a resolution because they just aren’t for everyone. Oh, and …