happy rainy thursday, kansas city! i love, love, love days like this. i don’t know if it’s the scottish in me, but a rainy day is always a good day. it rained on my wedding day seven years ago, and this bride loved it. so, i felt the need to get some thoughts out, and i decided to share them. this blog post is all … Continue reading ch-ch-changes.
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.
it’s confession time. i’m ready to make a change and i feel like sharing it with you all… i’ve been on this roller coaster ride of trying new diets, new workouts, eliminations, cleanses, and detoxes ~ for who knows how long now. it’s not really a yo-yo dieter situation, because i basically have not lost one single pound during any of it. okay, well maybe … Continue reading diet shut-down.
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.
more trouble. more falling off the wagon. in fact, the wagon even backed up and ran over me a few times. there was gooey french cheese involved, a half-price red wine bottle fiasco, and a piece of birthday cake. UGH. but the only thing i really and truly regret is the drinking. i woke up at 4:00 this morning and started searching for websites that … Continue reading WHOLE 30: DAY 7.
CONFESSION TIME. the hub thinks i shouldn’t be so honest on my blog. but i want to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. so help me blog. ha ha ha. i’m learning a lot. there’s good and bad… the bad news: i keep slipping up and having a drink. last night i had a few cocktails with some great friends. it was … Continue reading WHOLE 30: 25 days left.
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.
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.
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.
FINAL DAY!!! this was such a challenge and i learned SO much about myself in this process! i’m super proud of my 6 pixycleansers, who rocked this week! you are amazing! here are the final recipes… JUICE OF THE DAY: KITCHEN SINK JUICE i put everything but the kitchen sink, as it were, in this juice. everything that was left in my fridge and fruit … Continue reading pixycleanse day 5.