Weekly Musings

  • When More is Too Much. A Story of My Downfall of Living in the Extreme.

    Hello and Happy Wednesday to my fellow feasters. I am sitting on the porch writing this.  The sound of the lawnmowers and birds surrounding me.  It’s gorgeous out, still early enough that the heat hasn’t reached it’s peak and it’s comfortable.  Honestly, I don’t often get to enjoy this time of day outside, or at least not like this.  Not sitting, slowly breathing in the warmish air, heart rate lowered and mind at ease as I settle into relaxation, gently noticing the life moving around me with the leaves calmly dancing to the summer breeze and the toddler next door, softly singing her favorite melody.  It is nice.  It is…

  • I’m Doing It, Finally Taking the Leap to Intuitively Eat

    Hello and happy Wednesday and happy first day of August.  Is it August already?  Holy crap…this summer is flying by!  It is wonderful to be here with you for another week.  Have I told you guys recently how much I love this?!   Because, I do!!!  I can’t believe I get to spend my days connecting with you about food and life and being healthy and happy.  It’s the best job I have ever had and I am loving every moment of it.  Thank you for your continued support, conversations, and questions.  I love it all.  So this is the week…the beginning of the rest of my life.  Okay, so…

  • 12 Non-Alcoholic, Keto-tastic Beverages and How to Navigate your Next Party Without Putting your Keto Lifestyle on Hold

    Hello Everyone and Happy Thursday! I am sorry about the delayed post here.  Generally I get my Musing posts out on Wednesday, but I took a redeye flight back from Seattle Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.  Therefore, yesterday was a blur of travel and unpacking and I decided some extra sleep would produce a better post then to power it out yesterday.  I will still have a recipe post for tomorrow as well.  It’s a really fun recipe that my friend made for me during my trip to Seattle and when I had it, I just knew I had to share it and she was generous enough to oblige.  Keep…

  • The 1 Thing That Changed My Keto Experience and the 8 Things I Learned Along the Way

    Hello All, Another week has gone by.  I can hardly believe that July is just about to finish and I am over two months at Keto.  It’s flying by. This lifestyle has caused me to look inward and define for myself what I want and need to be the healthiest and happiest person possible.  As I have said over and over again, but it’s important enough to repeat, this isn’t a one size fits all diet.  It’s a lifestyle that can take years to perfect for yourself.  With that in mind, I have been trying various things to see how I feel and how my body reacts.  There is one…

  • Shame, Love and a Bare Belly: The Power of Forced Self Confidence

    Shame is a weighty word.  When you hear it, even if you aren’t feeling it, it creates a physical reaction, that pit in your stomach, head turned down.  Shame is a powerful feeling and one that can alter our state of mind.  We will often do anything to avoid shame, even if that shame, is self induced.  Shame isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  It can stop us from doing, or repeating, stupid behavior.  When it is at the expense of self worth and self confidence, it is then that shame becomes dangerous and can stop us from true happiness and contentment.  I have a question for you.  Are you ashamed…

  • Confidence: It’s between the ears, not the obliques

    Hello and happy July 4th!  Hopefully the weather has cooperated and you are firmly planted beside a pool, on a beach, or wherever you call paradise, with a beverage in hand and friends and family around.  I know that is certainly my goal. For today’s post, I have a story for you.  My hope is that it will give you a bit of a chuckle, and get you thinking about confidence as a state of mind, not the state of your body.  Last week I woke up and it was automatically one of those really good days.  Most days are good, but what I am talking about are those days…

  • My Keto, Your Keto, His Keto

    Hello my friends!  Again, I cannot thank you enough for the awesome support in my decision to go full Keto.  I feel so much more connected to all of you and am more excited then ever about going through this new chapter of my journey. Over the past month and a half, as I have immersed myself in all things Keto, I have also spent quite a bit of time in Facebook Groups and Reddit Threads so that I can get a handle on what the “Keto” world is thinking and to get some advice for myself.  I imagine that many of you have done the same thing.  There are…

  • A Change of Ideology and Focus

    Hello Everyone, So I am currently sitting in a coffee shop in Cold Spring. The apartment just had too many distractions to entice me, so I came here, almond milk latte in hand, to confront my fear.  Honestly, I have been procrastinating on this specific post.  I am pretty terrified of it.  It has been weighing on me for over four weeks now, but I didn’t want to write it until I was completely sure, or at least as sure as I was going to get.  So here we are…and I am sure. As many of your know, this whole journey started three years ago when a string of events knocked…

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