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How to Survive This Post-Election Thanksgiving (While Being Gluten Free!)

How are you handling Thanksgiving this year? Or the other food-focused winter holidays? Are you plagued with fears of political arguments and mired in post-election hysteria? Wondering how you will handle the not-so delicate political disagreements table-side? I feel lucky that I am largely only surrounded by those who share my politics making frenzied and …

My Mid-Life Crisis—My Awakening—My Self

One month or so before my 40th birthday, right on time—for once not procrastinating, I was hurled head-first and with great tenacity into my impending mid-life crisis. Although transitions of identity, whenever they may come, can be liberating, fulfilling, and even joyfully amusing, mine definitely started as a crisis before it became an awakening! After …

Nourished Health Center closed on July 1

Nourished Health Center, the integrative health center I was the Founding Director of, closed on July 1–our 6 year anniversary. My private practice, cooking classes, and workshops will continue, but in new locations. The reason we closed I explained back in June via this Facebook post if you missed it: Most of the Nourished Health Center …

I Ate Wheat on Saturday!

Some of you that I hang out with on Facebook have already heard…. I ate gluten on Saturday! No, I didn’t get cross-contaminated, I straight-up ate wheat! By choice? No. By my own flagrant stupidity. Yes. I’m one of those annoying people to eat out with that asks the servers a gazillion questions and after …

Want Cake? Got Sugar Cravings? Listen to this…

Want cake? We all get cravings for certain foods and sometimes those foods are not the healthiest choices for us. “My name is Katie and I am a sugar addict. I’ve been clean for 6 hours.” Sound familiar? I know that I’m not alone. Once I break the sugar addiction and clean it out of …

Make Habits Not Resolutions

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”   –Ralph Waldo Emerson     Drum roll please…  According to a study conducted by the University of Scranton and published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology this month, the Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2014 are: Lose weight Get …

Declare Your Independence Today

What is Independence Day to you? So here is where I’m supposed to exalt at our independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Okay not really. I should probably exalt at our day off from work, our opportunity to blow stuff up or watch it be blown-up (aka fireworks) or use this as an opportunity …

Choose Health

We can only be held accountable for what we know, but refusing to know is no excuse. And knowing without acting is inexcusable. I’ve had food intolerances my whole life. If I had tested for them in my teen years, I would have saved myself loads of adolescent angst and embarrassment from having a “pizza …

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