10 Nutritional Tips for December

Originally posted on Brewsker:
We are now firmly into the sickie season and the month of excess, so with that in mind, I asked nutritional therapist Laurie Richards (one half of the magical CALA duo) for some advice on how to tackle December! As we rush around buying the last of those presents, catching up…

Day 5 – I can see clearly now…

Yesterday was another successful day!  I have a better understanding of the affects of harmful food toxins.  This is a new revelation for me.  I have had years of dieting and attempting to lose excess weight, but I had no real understanding of how.  I bought into so many different gimmicks and theories – not…

Day 4 – Cravings be gone…!

According to J.J. Smith, author of the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse, “Ninety-five percent of people who lose weight on a fad diet gain it back in three to five years.  So, you’re changing your eating habits for life, retraining your taste buds to desire and crave healthier foods!”  Yesterday was day four.  It occurred to…

Day 3 – Christmas Day

Well, it is no secret that I decided to start a smoothie cleanse two days before Christmas!   Yes, I realized what I was doing.  Not only that, but felt quite assured that it was one of the coolest things ever.  You see, I realize that you can not keep doing the same things and…

Day 2 – Reality sets in…10 days?

When I survived day one I believed the next nine days would be easy.  Well, at least doable.  So, when my body started to react to the drastic menu change, I was seriously pondering the whole 10-day thing. The day started great, but someone I got off track and did not follow the plan to…

Day 1 – Surviving Chuck E. Cheese’s

My first day on the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse was successful.  Why? Because I did not lose my mind at Chuck E. Cheese’s last night!  My good friend’s little darling turned 2 and the party was awesome!  There was unlimited pizza, bread sticks, and hot wings but I maintained my cool and calmly stated to everyone,…

It’s going down for real…

The tune, “It’s going down for real” is playing in my head as I think about the belly I have developed lately.  I am not pregnant, yet I hear the comments my students are quietly making lately about my stomach. It has increased in size exponentially.  I could very well be 9 months along and ready…

31 Ways to Achieve Amazing New Year’s Resolution Success!

I was just thinking about the new year fast approaching and how people get in the mode of making resolutions.  I know what mine will be! I love the notion of planning in the month of December! This blog post has a lot of great ideas or suggestions to help you along in the process…

Introducing School Spectacular.

Originally posted on Beyond the Flow:
As I mentioned in my previous post, our daughter performed with her school choir at School Spectacular last weekend. As most of you live overseas, I thought I’d give you a brief introduction to “School Spec”…the extravaganza of a lifetime! The Marching Band Performing Outside. Held at the Sydney…

Celebrating Genocide: The Real Story of Thanksgiving

There is a narrative that I was fed during the mis-education of my childhood.  One I believed whole-heartedly most of my life.  Of course, I questioned how Columbus discovered a place that people inhabited, but that was the extent of it.  My lack of concern about the plight of Native Americans was not intentional.  Perhaps,…