What Diet Should You Follow: Paleo, Keto, Vegan?…

Here is my short answer – any of them and none of them.  There are two main things that all popular (and effective) diets have in common: 1.) They eliminate highly processed food. 2.) They are all are great for some people, but not one of them will work across the board for every person….

Being Good, Looking Good or Feeling Good

There is a problem with making lifestyle changes, such as cleaning up your diet or starting an exercise program when you are trying to “be good” or look good”.  What’s wrong with this?  Well, let’s look at these motives a little more closely. “Being Good” – this motive has to do with feelings of shame…

Breakfast Peach Crisp

A sweet peach crisp healthy enough for breakfast, made with fresh, local ingredients!  These peaches were gathered fresh from the branches of a nearby orchard. I must have eaten more than a dozen right off the branch while I was picking.  There is nothing like a sweet, soft, sun-warmed peach!  You cannot bite into it…

Forbidden Rice and Coconut Mango Parfait

This idea is a spin off of a Jamie Oliver breakfast recipe that I came across.  Forbidden rice, or black rice, is a rich source of antioxidants.  This recipe is sweetened only with fruit, which provides ample vitamins and minerals as well as a delicious taste. Topped with shredded coconut and macadamia nuts, this parfait…

Meditation: Taming the Wild Horse

  In developing a meditation practice, I’ve come to realize that it’s not about what I’m making an effort to do, it’s about allowing and returning to a centered place if I have wandered. They say the mind is like a wild horse, always wanting to run this way and that.  It cannot be controlled…

Green Curry Fish and Veggie Chowder

  Simple, fresh and flavorful.  This is a dairy-free and paleo chowder that borrows flavors from green curry.  You can use just about any fish in this, or shrimp. You can also include whatever vegetables you have on hand.  It’s a really flexible recipe and super easy and quick to pull together. Here, I used…

Grain-free, Sugar-free Apple Spice Muffins

It’s only mid-August but I’m already starting to think about apples, pumpkins and the wonderful spices associated with fall weather.   It’s such a comforting combination; harvest fresh fruit and the scent of cinnamon and nutmeg.  I love that treats like this can be delicious and healthy! These delicious little apple muffins are packed with protein…

The Anti-Diet

Diet ideas are everywhere, and many of them are loaded with rules of what to eat, what to avoid, when to eat and how to eat.  It’s all about control and willpower, and it’s damaging to your intuitive inner wisdom.  Here is yet another diet idea: the anti-diet. Add Instead of Restrict.  Instead of focusing…

Breakfast Fresh From The Garden

“Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe   I first heard this quote applied to horse training.  But it’s a beautiful statement that can be applied to all areas of life.  Especially when we want to start down a healing path.  It can feel overwhelming, but simply…

Why Eat More Vegetables?

You don’t have to become a vegetarian or go vegan, but adding more vegetables to your daily plates can make a big impact on your health.  People who eat diets high in vegetables are likely to a have a reduced risk of chronic diseases, like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Vegetables contain nutrients like vitamin…