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When to trust yourself: a lesson in finding balance

Lately I feel like I’m being tested at the beginning of new work weeks. This Monday I woke to an email from my dear friend Vianne, prompted by the Frittata incident of last Monday. As part of sharing some information about perfectionism with me, Vianne ended up temporarily knocking me off balance with this message:…
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Earthsong Yoga Open House

Today I had the pleasure of attending an open house at Earthsong Yoga. A friend of mine told me about it months ago, and I was eager to attend because of all the Kripalu-style yoga in the schedule. (For those of you who don’t know, I’ll be doing the 200-hour teacher training program at Kripalu…
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What a vegetarian frittata taught me about myself

My first week being vegetarian went really well, but started out with a bang on Monday, when I tried to make myself an Autumn / Winter Frittata to have for my breakfasts. How the Plan Went AwryI had the day off from work, so I planned to go to a yoga class taught by one…
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My 21-day vegetarian experiment

The History The end of December had me thinking once again about doing a nutritional experiment in 2012. I had started 2011 working through ChaLEAN Extreme, and after at least six months of following this high protein, low carb diet and intense exercise program faithfully, I lightened up yet continued to use the pieces I…
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15 & 21: the magic numbers for a happier, healthier you

The time of year when people (including myself) start thinking about New Year’s resolutions is quickly upon us. A brand new year is essentially a clean slate–in theory, you can step forward into 2012 as your very best self, leaving any baggage of the old year behind. How fabulously exciting! If only it were that…
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Sushi from Sea Me

6 steps to truly mindful eating

Regardless of the time of year, I often find myself inhaling my food. When I’m at home, I’m in a hurry to get on with some chore that needs doing, or a relaxing activity that I’m excited about pursuing. When I’m at work, I’m shoving food into my mouth while working at my desk, or…
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Be Healthy Boston!

While taking my usual Thursday night yoga class at Inner Strength Studios in Watertown last week, I noticed a flyer for Be Healthy Boston. From their site: “Be Healthy Boston is a two day urban wellness retreat, right in the heart of Boston! Meant to educate, inspire and empower members of the Boston and surrounding…
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A new year, a new blog

Since I spent a lot of time and energy on improving my health in 2011 and love writing about my experiences, I decided this morning that in 2012, I would start a brand new blog, focused on health-related topics like nutrition, exercise, yoga and meditation. My goal is to publish one blog post per week.…
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