Staring Down Sugar Cravings

I’ve been off sugar for what feels like forever. Today is Day 35.  If you count some of the fruit I ate at the beginning, it’s probably 30 days. I’ve cut all the usual suspects like honey, cane sugar and maple syrup, all of which are hard to let go of. I’ve gone super strict … Continue reading

How to Make Paleo Harder

Leave it to me to start something challenging — going Paleo, Whole 30 style — for 30 days, and make it more complicated. In addition to Whole 30, I quit sugar full-stop. There’s no added sugar in the Whole 30 plan. I’m going the extra mile, cutting out fresh and dried fruit and anything else … Continue reading

Catch Up: Fit For Life

I am proud to say I’ve never bought a treadmill, elliptical or other piece of fitness machinery. Although it has more to do with how expensive those machines are in combination with my dislike of running than any kind of high ‘n mighty principles. Also, I tend toward lazy in my own home. But some … Continue reading

How to Make Sauerkraut at Home

I eat sauerkraut for breakfast almost every day, and I am not ashamed. Hi, Internet! I eat sauerkraut for breakfast! With eggs or bacon, sometimes avocado. I really like it on fried rice. If you aren’t eating it, it might be sauerkraut time. Probiotics are terribly good for you. I’m a full-on convert. Sauerkraut is … Continue reading

Chasing Handstands

The first time I got a freestanding handstand, I think I shrieked out loud. And fell over. Handstands are one of my favorite yoga poses. Partly because it’s a pose I thought I would never get when I first started to practice — I had zero gymnastics skills. Six years later, I am strong enough … Continue reading

Orcas Island

Near Ship Peak on a bright, sunny day. You’d never know it was a Northwest winter. This is more like it; cloudy and beautiful at Obstruction Pass State Park.