The Pragmatic Optimist.

My daughter just accused me of being just a little too peppy this morning, while hanging over her cup of coffee. I am, absolutely, a morning person. But I am also an Optimist…or rather, a Pragmatic Optimist. The difference is that an Optimist is a little too sunny for me with no regard to risk…

Musing on a Cycle

Years ago, I discovered a wonderful book, Life Launch (Hudson/McLean), or maybe it just came to me at the right time. The cycle they describe is an intuitive one of phases, all around change management. When the cycle ends, it is only to begin a new one.  It told me that everything in my life…

Fake or F’Real??

My spam filter is FULL of miraculous cures. Hair loss, weight loss, menopause relief, sleep deprivation relief. Too ugly? Too tall? Too short? Too round? Too old? Too tired? Too sleep deprived? There’s a cure for that. Usually around $19.95 for three easy payments. And don’t get me started on Dr. Oz, Oprah and the…

Eating, Keto and the Journey.

As you know if you have been following my blog (and if you haven’t, start!!) or seen me on Facebook/Instagram, I have had a long ride on the weight loss train and have disembarked successfully.  OK, I still have some rough edges to work out but I’m getting there. If I was on a train,…

My Celebrity Dinner Party

Have you ever thought about a celebrity who you would invite to dinner, if you could invite anyone in the world? And to make this a little easier, I’m going to go with those who are living. Dead guys at dinner are a drag. Love of my life, Johnny Depp. Until more recently, I have…

That was a surprise…

As many of you know, I have embarked on a journey of exploration over the last six years. What do I want to do? Who do I want to be? How can I express myself in the world? Differentiate? Add value? Support myself? Along with these questions, I have asked “How can I get to…

My experience with a 7 day Water fast

I ran into someone at the gym a couple days ago who told me they were doing a 9 day fast, for weight loss.  “Really?!” I said. “Tell me more!”  Being a fan of fasting so far, I am anxious to hear others’ opinions.  “Well, its really hard!” she exclaimed. “I only get to eat…

Why a weight loss ‘stall’ is a good thing!

Some of you know the ‘success story of my weight loss, but I would like to share a bit of the Darker Side. I had lost over 100lbs – not insignificant! But not where I needed to be yet. I was doing all the right things. Watching what I ate, chastising myself when I exceeded…

Fasting: Is there a place for it in our eating programs?

Here’s an important point I want to make up front. If anyone tells you that ONE diet…ONE approach…ONE way only is the way to successful, permanent, healthy weight loss….leave immediately.  For those of us with significant weight to deal with, it is like reconstructing a house. You can’t build a house all with just one…

Why am I Taking a 6 Month Alcohol Break?

First of all, I will preface this discussion with the fact that I am NOT an alcoholic (or don’t believe so, anyway!) and that I AM a total Wino.  I am such a wine lover, in fact, that the first thing I did when I stopped working my corporate job was to take my WSET…

My favorite 5 Keto Bloggers!

First of all, ME! (see cheesy selfie). No, seriously, Follow Me. Little link, shows below on the right hand side. I’m just learning this and want to get better.  So, comments, followers and sharing. Thanks for your support. Now, for real, here are my favorites: http://www.ruled.me/ Craig is an awesome writer with really clear-written in…

8 Reasons to Get out of Town!

Are you a traveler or, at least, a wanna be traveler??   In a down economy it is easy to short ourselves on our travel dollars. But, given that the world may feel that it is becoming somewhat isolationist with countries dwelling on their own challenges, I got to thinking about their journey and travel…