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Ryan: A Tale of Two Sneezes

I used to live in fear of sneezing. When I felt a sneeze coming on, I would tense up and try to ward it off. I would try to breathe through it. I heard that tickling the roof of the mouth could stop a sneeze. Someone suggested that pinching the skin between the thumb and

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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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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: A Different Kind of Hoard

My latest TV guilty pleasure is multiple episodes of A&E’s Hoarders.  It’s a great show for binge viewing. Every episode follows a familiar formula, so rapt attention is not required, but each contains enough shocking imagery and pure human drama to keep me coming back for more.   If you haven’t seen an episode of

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Ryan: A Simple Marvel

A couple of weeks ago during our morning black coffee, Kim said to me, “So a lot of my friends are going to see Captain Marvel.  Why are all my friends wanting to see this movie?” Fortunately, I had the answer.  I took a deep breath, and for the next 15 minutes, I described the

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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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Kim: Enter the Cave

I saw my brother today, and he mentioned the philosopher Joseph Campbell.  While I can’t claim to be as well-read as my brother, Campbell’s work is “on the list”, and  I’m familiar with this famous quote about the cave & the treasure. I love the quote as it applies to my fasting journey.  During the years

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