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Kim: The Inner Yuck

Some people cringe a little when I make a reference to “doing the inner work.” I can tell they feel it doesn’t really mean anything, just psycho-babble at its finest. However, for me it means facing the limiting beliefs that have held you back, deconstructing and rewriting a story you’ve carried about yourself and the

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Ryan: Spoilers

Recently I was teaching a lesson on the Prologue of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet  to a room full of ninth graders with rapidly growing spring fever.  The language is tough, and I find that students do not fully engage with the story until Act III when the bodies start to drop, and they see

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Kim: But Do You Really?

One of the interesting aspects of my fasting journey, which hits the 2-year mark this month, is discovering how many things I truly don’t like that I thought I did.  Many of these relate to eating. Some of the chemical-laden food I used to eat almost makes me gag a little.  I’m not a food

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Ryan: Unfinished

A couple of weeks ago I went to the library to find a good book to read.  I walked around the shelves, pulling out random selections based on nothing but the title, the font, the colors.  It’s my favorite way to find a book; it feels like letting the book find me. I signed out

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Kim: The Ultimate Treat

Who watched NBC’s Parks and Rec?  It famously added “Treat Yo’ Self” to the popular lexicon.  Two characters, Tom and Donna, had an annual tradition of spending lavishly to buy themselves gifts, spa services, and expensive treats for an entire day.  Treat Yo’ Self  embodies the spirit of over-the-top self indulgence.  In the world today,

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Ryan: What’s in a Couch?

Today I threw away an old green couch.  This might not seem like a big deal, but it meant a lot to me.   This couch was in my life for sixteen years. It was part of the package deal that included a wife, two children, a cat, a house, an instant family. The couch was

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Kim: What Is the Plural of Paradox?

  What is the plural of paradox?  I need to know, because there are so many of them in my fasting life. Fasted yet fueled. Hungry yet satisfied. Energetic yet calm. Shrinking yet expanding. I try to start the day with a 3-4 mile outdoor walk.  It’s a mild, damp morning and the snow is

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Kim: Unbreak Me

For years, I wanted to be an intuitive eater.  All the “feels” around the philosophy and the movement were right for me.  Working with your body.  Eating when you are hungry.  Eating the food your body asks for.  Stopping when full.  Loving your body for giving you a home to live from. Except I was ALWAYS

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Kim: Keep Your Eyes On Your Own…

In Gin Stephens’ Facebook group that supports Delay, Don’t Deny, she uses the expression “Keep your eyes on your own plate.” It is a playful reference to her history as an elementary school teacher, and a reminder that we are all adults, capable of making informed decisions about the kind of food we want to eat

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Kim: Push, Don’t Shove

I was thinking during class this morning about the parallels between yoga and intermittent fasting.  Both have increased in popularity, so both have industries that have cropped up touting products to buy.  Both are a trending hashtag.  When you strip all the trappings away, both are based on ancient, timeless wisdom. In full disclosure, I’m

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