Category Archives: restaurants

Amador-able: Go Get You Some

In the Sierra Nevada foothills lies the county of Amador. Its rolling hills are dotted with oaks and vineyards. In the Autumn, shades of yellow, orange, and red smear together across the Shenandoah Valley like oils on a palette. Tiny, historic towns with storefronts reminiscent … Continue reading

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Name Your Good

Saturday night, my husband and I hit local restaurant Club Paradisio in Redding. We’ve been trying to get there since last October when I first discovered it and ate there one cold, October night. I found this treasure after the hospital cafeteria closed during my mom’s late … Continue reading

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Fun with Friends in the Cave

In my 20s, I remember telling a counselor I really didn’t have any friends or any time to work friends in. I had been in an abusive marriage with a spouse that bullied me–what I did, who I did it … Continue reading

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Can You Want Them Into It?

When I began losing weight quickly, and people asked me what I was doing, I decided I’d become a health coach and bring them along for the ride. Mind you, I was very much in process myself, but I figured, … 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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Chai Latte Attitude

At my Redding Evening Toastmaster’s meeting last Thursday night (best meeting ever if you’re looking to hone your speaking skills with an incredible circle of people), we talked about a theme that keeps coming up for me: perspective. See this … Continue reading

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Restaurant attack

It started with the monster shake. I’m a Red Robin loyalty customer, you see, so they wanted to reward me. A quick glance through my ordering history (post 85 pound weight loss that is) would tell the RR I only … Continue reading

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