Simple goal setting for a new year

my story Jan 12, 2013

I am the type of person who sets goals and spends a fair amount of time working toward accomplishing them. As I become more awake to the present, I am noticing that this has translated to living...

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Holy Cow - We did it! 100% clean Thanksgiving

clean eating Nov 21, 2012

We made a quick Thanksgiving meal today that was 100% paleo and SCD friendly. For some reason, I can't believe it. The past couple of years we have modified our favorite dishes to be gluten-free or...

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Pondering Resilience

my story Nov 11, 2012

This week I read an article by Andrew Zolli in the New York Times entitled, "Learning to Bounce Back."  The article explains how the sustainability movement is splitting into two camps. The...

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Underestimating the Capacity of Children

homeschooling my story Nov 04, 2012

This week I've been noodling about the goals of America's primary education system. For our team project in my MBA program, we decided to focus on 4th grade literacy scores to tell the story of...

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Outrageous Learning: An Education Manifesto

homeschooling my story Oct 07, 2012
I devoured Scott Oki’s book, Outrageous Learning when I originally read it in July of 2009. I found it easy to read and well organized. It was written in straight-forward prose that...
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SCD Intro diet

clean eating Sep 08, 2012

I started the Simple Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) this week and WOWZERS! - I wasn't prepared for how difficult it would be. If you want to heal your digestive track, cure chronic heartburn, or even...

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A Gluten-free Birthday Celebration

clean eating my story Aug 31, 2012

More than anything else, my son wanted to have a 'normal' birthday this year. For his birthday last year we brought some paleo chocolate cupcakes with mint frosting to school that we thought...

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Operation Heal Leaky Gut

my story Aug 28, 2012

After reading Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo and the SCD Lifestyle: Surviving to Thriving by Jordan & Steve, it became clear that my approach to healing my gut needed a...

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Kids Summer of Paleo Update

clean eating my story Aug 22, 2012

Over the past 2 months we've learned a lot about nutrition and customizing our diet to work for us.

Here are the biggest learnings from our first paleo summer:

Kids like relatively bland food.
No...

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Mindfulness exercise: Getaway to Lopez Island

my story Aug 06, 2012

'The past is gone, the future is not yet here. If we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.' - Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Zen teacher

I spent...

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