8 Steps to Achieve Lifelong Habits

8 Steps to Achieve Lifelong Habits

If there’s one thing I’ve realized, it’s this: I can’t change your health. A few years ago, caught up in my excitement for this newfound passion of mine, I naïvely thought I could change others’ health for the better. I was chomping at...
The Skinny on Fat Phobia

The Skinny on Fat Phobia

Fat. The word undoubtedly elicits a visceral response from most people; one ingrained in our culture to be avoided and detested – both in our diets and on our bodies. “Low fat,” “no fat,” and “fat-free” have dominated food labeling, marketing, and media, only...
Part 2: The Double-Edged Sword of Food

Part 2: The Double-Edged Sword of Food

“The good news is that food connects us. The bad news is that food can divide us.” The highly personal and cultural food preferences discussed in Part 1 have set the stage for an even deeper delve into the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde role that food plays in our lives. As...
Your Body is Your “House:” Take an Inventory

Your Body is Your “House:” Take an Inventory

This past fall, my husband and I were crazy enough to host four people in six weeks!! It was a blast, but also an interesting learning curve to figure out “proper hospitality” as newlyweds. We do happen to currently live in Germany, too, so it adds an...