Meatless and Meditating

Eureka Moments

Reset. My first blog series, Cosmetic Withdrawal, didn’t leave me with many positive take-homes. The avocado/honey face mask does not play a regular role in my skin care routine, and all forms of vegetable oils reside in the kitchen. Baking soda and apple cider vinegar are forever banned from my head. But, Meatless & Meditating […]

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The Vegan Gods Must Be Crazy

Day #28 Sayonara veganism! Bye-bye beans, fake cheese and coffee without cream. Off to breakfast with my brother to celebrate! Brief shout out to said bro, Temmy Lewis, who not only put up with my inane questions about everything from Twitter to widgets (still have no idea what those are) but is also an amazing musician. Check out his album Ambience, featuring tunes for […]

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Bring It On

Day #26 Cheerleading is about as opposite of yin yoga as you can get. I contemplate this as I lay swaddled in blankets, supported by blocks, a beanbag resting heavily on my eyelids and bolstered on boosters. (Or is it boosted on bolsters? Very confusing.) I’m holding a stretch for 3-5 minutes in order to […]

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Embrace the Chaos

Day #23  “Quick Mommy! You need to come downstairs. It’s a ’mergency!” Little C alerts me for the second time in the last four days. The first was on Sunday when my eldest, Mason, attempted running long jump in the basement. He was thrilled to hit 11+ feet but not so jubilant with the subsequent […]

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I am Vegan, Hear Me Roar

Day #20 I stare into my coffee. It’s black. Pure black. Yech.   10 hours earlier: We arrive home from a dinner party, my last night as a non-vegan. I’m carrying a food baby of cheese, crackers, grilled veggies, pecan spinach salad, gluten–free pasta with sauce and parmesan, egg-fried veggie rice, all topped off with […]

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My Own Private India

Day #16 Dr. K and I married on Friday the 13th, under a full moon on a beach in the Bahamas—and then honeymooned in southern India for 30 days. (Dr. K’s idea.) It’s a wonder the marriage lasted until day 31. Good thing I was truly, madly, deeply because though there is great beauty in […]

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Seven-Day Wonder

Day #9 The seven wonders of week one: 1) Go Fish It’s the 5th night in a row of cooking seafood and fish. My eldest son Mason, buries his head in the couch and mumbles, “Oh, that smells so gross. How do you eat that stuff?” Because I am suffering from protein depletion; my muscle […]

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The Vajayjay Meditation

Day #4 My relationship with yoga is spotty and fruitless. I attempted a prenatal class when pregnant with my eldest. After four months of inertia due to nausea, I needed to move my expanding body. Yoga sounded gentle and therapeutic. It started out fine until the third class when the instructor told us to breathe […]

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Cheater, Cheater, Cheater

Day #3 “Daddy, you are a cheater!” Little C is at the bathroom door, in his green snowman PJs. Dr. K, standing at the sink, stops brushing his teeth, furrows his brow and looks dumbstruck at our son. “You’re a cheater, cheater, cheater!” Little C grins and jumps around, pudgy feet landing heavily on the bathroom tile, […]

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Reset

Day #1 My hair is four inches shorter, my skin on the mend and I finally waxed. Still, it seems like only yesterday I hung my head over the tub, egg yolk dripping up my nose. (Check out Cosmetic Withdrawal if you missed the first blog series). During that last round many readers asked why I […]

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