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I made this pie this weekend to celebrate The Kind Diet hitting #1 on The New York Times Bestsellers list.  Looks like whole foods, veganism and macrobiotics are coming out of the closet! The recipe is by Eric LeChasseur, from his book, Love, Eric.  He’s also the owner of Seed Kitchen, in Venice, California. Makes

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Jan 27

The High Seas

First things first.  I’m really happy to report that, thanks to Oprah Winfrey, The Kind Diet has been helping lots of people.  Here’s a link to see some cooking videos starring Alicia and Laura Linney! Second, here’s an interview I did at newnaturalista.com.  It’s a really cool site.  THIRD… I want to give everyone time

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I’ve been in bed most of this week.  I was felled by a sinus infection and it decided that my bed was the safest, comfiest, snottiest place to rest my painful head.  I’m just pulling out now, but I’d like to share some some interesting discoveries: I found something this week you might want to

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January 2nd is my favorite day of the year.  I mean, I don’t want to get all scroogey about it, but personally, I find all the buy-the-perfect-present pressure a little much.  I have a hard time keeping the kitchen clean, let alone organizing an orgasmic cadeau for every special person in my life.  Forget wrapping

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Okay.  I know I’ve written a cookbook and just co-wrote another one, but I’m not really a cook… I mean, I can put good vibes into food, and I  have a decent understanding of the energy of foods, but I’m not sitting around thinking up new recipes every day.  Which makes it THAT MUCH MORE

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So yeah, I’m basically a movie star now.  No biggie.  It feels fine.  I don’t have paparazzi at my doorstep (yet)… I haven’t signed an autograph (yet)… and my apartment still awaits its ‘Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous’ renovation, but hey, those are just details. I was asked by some friends to play a

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To tell the truth, my life is already half-vacation.  As a self-employed person, I pretty much make my own rules, and as a hypnotherapist, I have a tendency to go DEEP into relaxation, especially at work!  But this semi-retirement has a flipside; while my regular life might seem relaxed to many, I don’t really know

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Nov 18

The Tribe

I spent this past weekend in Santa Barbara, California, at the annual Health Classic.  It’s a gathering of West Coast macrobiotic teachers and personalities sharing their knowledge and strengthening their practices. Of course, it made me want to barf .  Well, at first.  You see, I always find stepping back into the fold an ego-threatening

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First, some blagging.  That’s blogging x bragging.  As a self-employed person, please indulge me:  My first blag is that The Kind Diet, by Alicia Silverstone  (co-written by Yours Truly) hit the New York Times Bestsellers List in the category of Hardcover Advice this past week.  Yaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!  Click here to get your copy and ten more

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Oct 19

Giving Birth

So, my niece finally called.  She took her time, busting a hole in the amniotic sac first, and giving us almost a full day to assemble ourselves before kicking off some contractions.  All in all, it was a safe, healthy, un-medicated birth which brought my newest niece into the world.  Yay! But even the easiest

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