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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So I’m in Toronto, on Baby Watch.  This means that I have bought a throw-away cell phone, like a drug dealer, only because AT&T has cut such a lousy deal with Canada on the iphone that it is STEWPID to do otherwise. That’s probably why the drug dealers buy them too!  Anyway, I’ve got this

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Okay, this is my last post about the CHEW-A-THON, I promise.  But I just want to enumerate some of the lessons I got from the experience, and encourage others to post their own.  First of all, I learned that it’s REALLY HARD to chew every mouthful 100 times.  Not because it’s physically hard, but because

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  Dear Hip Chicks and Chucks, Well, well, well.  Our parents complained we never closed our mouths while we ate… the world keeps yelling ‘SWALLOW!!’ … and even deep within our own beings came the little voice that said "this is gross"… AND YET WE DID IT.  WE CHEWED!!! I just want to officially thank

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