Self control and lollipops

There was too much candy in the house. My son had a candy stash that contained loot from Halloween, Christmas, birthday parties and Easter. I rooted through the stash and discovered that there were a lot of lollipops....more

5 Tips For Having Self-Control Over Your Eating Habits

What happens when food is more than food? What if food is your medicine or what helps you cope with life? Tantalizing meals and treats can take us on refreshing trips down memory lane or just away from reality.  This can feel like a blessing or a curse. While food may comfort us in the moment, be it because of boredom, depression, excitement, or loneliness, we are often just distracted from the larger issue at hand. Some people lose all sense of control when it comes to the intoxicating aromas and tastes creeping around kitchen corners or out of fast food bags....more

1 step forward, 2 steps back.

The mind is a wonderful thing, complex of many cognitive faculties, but when temptation is concerned, it seems mine lacks serious self-control.I am an extremely healthy, active person, always conscious of what I’m eating, when my next gym session is, my weight, my skin and my routine.However once my routine is disturbed all hell breaks loose. Going from living at university, regular gym sessions with housemates, buying my own food, cooking to the holidays, when I go home, this is where it spirals out of control....more

Partial Juice Fast Turns Into "Drink More Juice" Week

So, I almost deleted my last post becuase I have not kept to my partial juice fast regemine as planned. ...more

My Partial Juice Fast

I have been contemplating doing a juice fast since I started moving in the direction of a plant based, whole foods diet as recommended by the people at Hallelujah Acres.  That was December of 2011.  I have done 2 one-day juice fasts and the amount of willpower needed to get through 24 hours scared me away from trying anything longer.  I am not lazy by any means but I like flexibility and the freedom to change my mind....more
Keep up the good work. I try to juice 1-2 times daily. I fell off the wagon recently but I am ...more

La Dolce Vita!

It hit me today when I was taking my walk, that I am REALLY happy to be alive!...more

Darkest Before the Dawn

I feel an ‘Aha Moment’ coming soon… but I’m not quite there yet… oh, and did I hear recently that Oprah is trying to trademark ‘aha moment’?? Maybe I owe her some money? Cuz I use that phrase all the time.. and have been for quite awhile now…. ...more

A Star is Born!

  Today marks the 15th birthday of my baby girl… who’s been a pretty special, (if not challenging at times) daughter so far. One of the things that amazes me about her is she popped out knowing exactly who she was, what she liked and didn’t like, and she didn’t hesitate to tell you about it!...more

365 Days to a Brand New Me! Week Two!

365 Days to a Brand New Me! DAY 4

Who I Am...more