Man she’s pretty…

September 27, 2011


It’s fall.  Well, kind of.  It’s 90 degrees and windy in Austin, and that means it’s time to break out the jeans, the boots and fall foods. This is one pretty lady, the sweet potato. Is she good for you?  You bet she is! She’s a superstar; high in beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin B6 and vitamin C.  […]

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Is your TV sucking the life out of you?

September 8, 2011


I know, I know. Studies are a dime a dozen and it seems like everything we do takes at least a few mintues off our life expectancy. In fact, sometimes I wonder how any of us age past 13.  Still, there’s something about this study that makes a lot of sense. Read it and see […]

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To warm or not to warm?

September 7, 2011


I don’t know about you, but I’ve got about 27.9 minutes of free time to devote to a workout each day.  It’s so hard finding time to get these glutes in action that my first instinct is to skip the warm up stretch.  Turns out that this isn’t one of my best ideas.  Even if […]

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A thought on the future of heavy kids…

August 20, 2011


It was a year ago exactly that I was spouting the virtues of packing homemade lunches for kids returning to school.  Things haven’t gotten a whole lot better on the childhood obesity front.  America’s children are fat and the road ahead for them isn’t good.  Overweight children suffer tremendously.  The health implications are mind blowing.  […]

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For God’s Sake! Now you tell me.

August 17, 2011


Cruelest joke ever!

Posted in: The Path

Meditation and the Buddhist way: Life-changing or simple self-indulgence?

August 21, 2010


Mindfulness may be the new buzz word for paying attention, but it’s hard to argue that it’s an idea whose time has come.  If you’ve ever picked up a book by Pema Chodron or Thich Nhat Hanh, you’re familiar with the proposition that much of what we’ve come to value about our Western life may in fact be the source of […]

Posted in: Mindfullness

What “back to school” means for your kitchen.

August 20, 2010


Whether you’re singing the praises of summer’s end or you’re already sniffling over missing your little ones, there’s no denying that back-to-school generally means big changes for your kitchen.  I love ideas of for lunches and after-school snacks and I’m posting some of my favorites (courtesy of Food Network) below. Black Bean Hummus Puree a […]

Posted in: Healthy Kids