new me!

hello strangers!  happy fall!!!!! i have been working on making a diet change FOR GOOD.  that’s a double-meaning right there!  it’s going to be for the good of my heart, soul, and gut, but it’s also going to be forever ~ for good.  i am making a life-change to the cleanest eating i have ever attempted, and i am on fire about it! clean eating. … Continue reading new me!

grief.

i just found out this morning that a friend of mine passed away.  he was my age, a fantastic singer, a loving high school music teacher, a father, a husband, and a wonderful light to so many people.  actually, he was a light to everyone he came in contact with. it’s interesting how we all deal with this kind of tragedy differently.  for me, it … Continue reading grief.

WHOLE 30: DAY 8.

the other night, i read this awesome article about changing bad habits, and it stressed the importance of finding other things in your life ~ positive things ~ to obsess about and become your habit. they call it a TOOLBOX.  all summer, i’ve been calling it “choosing luxury”. so, what’s in your LUXURY TOOLBOX? i’m just starting to form mine, but here’s what i’ve come … Continue reading WHOLE 30: DAY 8.

WHOLE 30 AUGUST ~ day 30.

okay folks.  i started the WHOLE 30 last tuesday, and the entire week was full of delicious, healing, amazing food!  and no wine!  and i did great until sunday.  i fell off the wagon at a dinner party on sunday, and then we went to see kurt elling and branford marsalis at the kauffman center last night, and that prompted “date night red wine” drinking… … Continue reading WHOLE 30 AUGUST ~ day 30.

summer summer summertime.

just testing this new blog theme ~ now with ads!  so exciting!  i hope they’re not too much trouble or too annoying for you lovely readers.  this definitely motivates me to cook more healthy food, and post it all with pretty little pictures!! for teachers and performers, the beginning of summer feels so much more like the new year than january 1st.  it’s a time … Continue reading summer summer summertime.

bullet-proof coffee + collagen.

i’m not going to candy-coat this… i’m on the couch, wrapped in a blanket, still in my jammies, watching dr. oz… …at 9:30 in the morning. it’s way too late for dignity. in my defense, i’m nursing a terrible headache that’s been hanging on for more than 2 days.  it’s hard for me to accept that i get to have these mornings, when i know … Continue reading bullet-proof coffee + collagen.