Free is Good

I should take it as a sign that everything is in my favor when the first item rung up at the store is free. “Free,” said the cashier as she checked the clearance sticker on the cat toy I had impulsively picked up for Buddha, my 15-pound furbaby. “What? No, it’s about 40 cents, isn’t it?” I queried. Really? I’m probably the only person on the planet who would argue with free. The clerk was a darling and took the time to show me that the price actually was $0.00 …

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Shifting Gears and Perspectives

It seems like I have been ignoring or in battle with my body all of my life. Anorexia became my way of life when I was fifteen years old. It didn’t begin with trying to lose weight; it was a control issue. My mother and stepfather wouldn’t let me have any money except lunch money, so I stopped eating to gain control, both emotionally and financially. Quite by accident, I found out that if I didn’t eat breakfast, I wouldn’t be as hungry at lunchtime. Within six months, I was …

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We Are What We Eat

Remember the old, “You are what you eat” campaign? It was an attempt to remind people to think about what they put into their bodies. After all, those are the only nutrients bodies have to build from. Back then, I don’t think we comprehended the cellular turnover rates that science has discovered. We were just discovering building blocks back then. And we continue to discover more each day. I believe it’s true that we are what we eat, even beyond the physical. Mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually… I am what I …

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