Tag Archive for 'self-awareness'

The holidays can wield such a double-edged sword, can’t they? On the one hand, this time of year is filled with family, friends, tradition, delicious food, and celebration. On the other hand, this time of year also brings with it jam-packed schedules, making self-care even more of a challenge. For people with anxiety over food, […]

(This post contains a few affiliate links to Amazon.  If you click and buy through this post, you will not pay any more than if you went directly to Amazon, but you will help me defray some of my blogging costs.  Thanks!) Lordy, Lordy, Lordy! If you saw my Facebook post yesterday, you know that […]

My big kids’ Fall Break was last Thursday and Friday.  We normally trek to my mom’s but that’s a five-hour drive minimum and given that I haven’t had a full night of sleep in fifteen months, three weeks and four days (but who’s counting?) I just didn’t feel safe getting behind the wheel for an […]

Are your kiddos back in school yet?  Mine start Monday and as I joked with a friend on Facebook the other day, I’ve pretty much planned enough to keep me busy until 2015 or so. Just the list of phone calls I need to make is rather staggering.  It’s just not something I can do […]

Explore More : April 26th

We just turned over our garden and I have kale and collards coming out my nose and ears!  We’ve planted basil, fennel, cucumbers and some squashes in our plot so far this season.  My withering oregano, thyme and parsley have come back to life after a few weeks of spring rains and my mint is […]

I knew it was coming.  My son’s kindergarten class was tackling “Health & Nutrition,” and that meant he would be faced with information that was contrary to what he and I have discussed about healthful eating.  Today was the first day of this new unit and at dinner (lamb chops, mustard turnips, collards and a […]

Explore More : March 1st

Whew!  It’s been a really insane few weeks in my world.  I was at a family wedding last weekend, so we didn’t get to Explore More.  Consequently, I’ve got a lot for you this week. But before I dive in, I want to welcome the new followers who joined us this week.  My posts about […]

I’m a big fan of intuitive eating.  I’ve never counted calories or tracked my macronutrients (fat, carbs and protein) in my life.  Instead, I eat whole, largely unprocessed foods, and see how they make me feel. As it turns out, I do best with a really big breakfast, complete with lots of protein, fat and […]

If you haven’t ever run a blog or website you may not know this, but I can see what links get clicked and how often they are clicked.  My analytics don’t tell me “Mary clicked on your link,” but I can see the number of times my readers click out. When it comes to Explore […]

I was four months pregnant and my son was eleven months old.  My son and I trekked out to the Atlanta airport to wish my grandparents and my dad, who was driving them, a farewell after a fun family wedding. My dad arrived before I did and waited as I got out of the car. […]