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Advance? Retreat?

If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ve probably come across my Kale + Kryptonite exercise, which is a tool I use with my clients to help them assess the nutritional status of their primary foods. I’ve mentioned before that the question of their relationship with time often gives them pause—another one that brings them up short is creativity. Maybe I should rephrase that: the idea that bus...
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Spring into health

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Spring has sprung, the grass is riz.... My father used to recite the poem every year around this time. In Michigan, it's still blustery, and the the grass is not yet "riz"—and yet, the light is different, the sun (when we see it!) feels warmer, and Kermit and I see robins everywhere on our walks. Mother Nature wields the Spring wind like a broom around here—spring cleaning is definitely unde...
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Happy Mother’s Day (just say no)

Ahhh, Spring. We wait for it with longing, especially here in Michigan, where it comes quite late and often teases us for a while before committing. And then, just as there's a huge wind storm every Fall that strips off the last leaves (along with a lot of branches), every Spring there's a day of downpours after which everything bursts into bloom (and the worms litter the pavement). That's n...
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Happy Spring!

It's Spring in Michigan! (Finally? I think?) We have one of those northern Springs - it starts, it stops, it teases, it backs off, it relents, it restarts. At my house, we joke about who did what to make it go away: Did someone change to the lighter comforter after a week of 60-degree weather? Did someone put the winter clothes in storage? Did someone buy warm-weather shoes? (I'll admit I did all...
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