Beating Back Monday Morning Overwhelm

I woke up this morning feeling “off.”  It’s the last week before school starts at our house, a short work week, and I have a long “to-do” list.  I was feeling overwhelmed before I even dug in.  Then, as I started my morning with my big mug of coffee, I ran across several more tasks … Read More

Too Much On Your Plate? –Fall Sale

It’s almost September–the start of another school year, the start of a new season.  For many, this is a time to push the “reset” button, get back on track, start a new routine, or reenergize an old one. It’s a great time to make adjustments and, as schedules shift, make sure that YOU are included … Read More

Size Matters

When it comes to weight loss and overeating, it’s not only important to pay attention to what you put on your plate, it turns out that it’s also worth being careful about the plate you choose to use. Want a fairly painless weight loss tip? This one comes from Brian Wansink and the researchers at … Read More

Is Martyrdom Fueling Your Overeating?

Do you overeat when you are stressed or tired or overwhelmed? Do you flop down exhausted at the end of the day feeling like there is never enough time for you? Despite your best intentions, do you never seem to get to that exercise plan, that journal that you want to write in, or that … Read More

Savoring “Julie and Julia”

Sunday afternoon, my husband and I saw Julie and Julia.  To say that I loved it would be an understatement.  If you haven’t seen it yet, you should.  Meryl Streep is brilliant, funny, and just-plain-great to watch.  The movie made me want to go to Paris.  It made me want to cook complex food (and … Read More