Category Archives: diet

The Worry Free Diet

I had this conversation with my mother a few weeks ago which got me thinking. In it, I said something like, “Of course you’re worried. You always worry.” I wasn’t as crass as that because it was my mother and I didn’t … Continue reading

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Forks Over Knives

When I was about six, my dad,  a cattle rancher at the time, would take me out at dawn in the pick-up truck to traverse the ranch. He drove, and I rode in the back, shoveling hay off the tailgate … Continue reading

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Bypass the Bypass

My youngest son is at that age where he’s recently graduated from the pediatrician and has begun going to the family doctor. Conversations have switched, accordingly, from team sports to “sex, drugs, and rock and roll talks,” as the doctor … Continue reading

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Habits–The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

They say a meth habit can grab hold of a one-time user and not let go. That’s how strong that pull is. Cigarettes are another obvious trickster. We all know they’re gross, but for whatever reason, a teen picks one … Continue reading

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The Perfect Moment is a Choice

What I’d planned on doing this weekend was a number of items on The List, including writing my three blogs. Instead, I ended up traipsing the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in search of the perfect tree. We usually cut in Lassen. … Continue reading

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Vaccinate with a Shot of Community

Stamatis Moraitis, a Greek war veteran, came to the US in 1943 to seek treatment for a war injury. He ended up staying and got a job as a manual laborer. He married a Greek-American wife and they had 3 … Continue reading

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Fat Musings

This is me holding a pound of fat. Well, a fat replica actually. I’ve seen this visual before, but actually wrapping my phalanges around this bad boy made me ecstatic that I’m not carrying 85 of these fat clomps on … Continue reading

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To Weigh or Not to Weigh…

…and what does that have to do with “thinking outside the box,” that sweet spot where the magic happens? The scale’s a funny thing for many of my Take Shape for Life clients (and me!) I’ve noticed a trend lately … Continue reading

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Aloha, Pioneer Fly!

One of my favorite places in the world is the Big Island of Hawaii. It is a gift that I get to spend my almost 50th birthday here (tomorrow!) with my husband. We’ve been coming here since our honeymoon 16 … Continue reading

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High on Hope

The reason I continue to coach people to optimum health is that I’m high on hope. I remember the way it felt when I started dropping weight after virtually giving up on ever trying to climb that mountain. It seemed … Continue reading

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