When a Diet is About More than Health

About 5 1/2 years ago, I embarked on a journey to become "healthy". At the time, becoming "healthy" meant feeling healthy. I wanted to have energy to run and hike and bike and ski. I wanted to eat without doing any type of math. I wanted my food choices to benefit my health, not destroy…

I Write Because the World Needs More Honesty

Why do I write? Why do I feel compelled to write down the jumbled up thoughts bouncing around in my head? I mean, it's not as if the words magically flow out of my head and through my fingertips with great ease, that's for sure. The process of writing is not easy. To be honest,…

Teachers, Christians, Vegans, and Health Bloggers

Each fall, as my students embark on their first narrative writing piece of the year, I am reminded of the importance of (re)teaching the art of elaboration. My students will (fingers crossed) tell you that when narrative writers elaborate, they provide the reader with a more complete picture of who they are. For instance, my…

Challenged

Have you ever noticed how 'other people' (not talking about you, necessarily) tend to agree with everything they read or hear that supports their thinking, but deem anything contrary as unreliable, inaccurate, or insignificant? For example... You may know someone with pretty strong opinions when it comes to politics. They are a staunch Democrat/Republican and…

The Daniel Plan: Take 2

The Daniel Plan Chapter 4. I wasn't looking forward to reading it. Not even a little bit. I was, in fact, feeling a bit apprehensive. Chapter 4? Food. A little background knowledge about me: I'm kinda well read when it comes to food. Barnes and Noble has actually named a wing after me. Kidding. So you're probably…