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Stephen Ritz: A teacher growing green in the South Bronx

What this teacher is accomplishing is remarkable! Not only is his class growing the food for their own school cafeteria, they are altruistically feeding the homeless and the elderly. His class attendance has gone from 43% to 90%! THAT IS A BIG DEAL! The future is bright.

via Stephen Ritz: A teacher growing green in the South Bronx – YouTube.

What is Health?

via What is Health by Chris Kresser?.

Here is a little excerpt from Chris’ article in the link above:

“If I had continued to define health only as “the absence of disease,” what would my life have been like? A constant experience of disappointment, “not enough,” frustration, and failure.

But as my definition of health expanded and became more inclusive, new possibilities opened up. I was able to find ways to experience joy, pleasure, meaning, and ultimately, health—even in the midst of physical pain and discomfort. What’s more, the reframing of my definition of health didn’t just lead to more happiness, it ended up improving my physical health as well.”

– Chris Kresser

Introducing the New Whole30 Book! | The Whole30® Program

Introducing the New Whole30 Book! | The Whole30® Program.

Looking forward to meeting Melissa Hartwig today, co-author of Whole 30, and having her sign my book. She will be in Toronto at the Bay and Bloor Indigo.

I hope she doesn’t mind bear hugs from random followers 😉

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Why Smart Women Let Men Treat Them Badly | Vivid Life

A great little article about self-love.

Why Smart Women Let Men Treat Them Badly | Vivid Life.

Pancake’s without Penance

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To some, Pancake Day / Shrove Tuesday is a time for introspection, confession and penance.

Pancake Day is also called Fat Tuesday / Mardi Gras; a time for that one last carb-binge before the Lent fast.

I say; let us simply celebrate this day, as we should everyday, without the aforementioned self-punitive rituals; free of self-reproach, self-indulgence and self-deprivation / fasting.

Let us eat pancakes!
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Slow down everyone, you’re moving too fast!

I should really listen to Jack more often.

My husband is always on my case for moving too fast; and if you have kids running around the house, you probably feel like you do not have a moment for yourself. And since we can’t slow the continuum of time (as discussed in previous posts), we often feel that to accomplish all of the chores we need to execute in one day, our only option is to speed up. This can make our lives feel very chaotic and cause a great deal of animosity and unnecessary anxiety.

Last week I received an email from, guess who?, with the following video attached. As I played the video, I also checked my emails, paid a few bills, and browsed my Facebook news feed, and by the time the message registered (after 3 or 4 plays), I was finally prompted to sit down and watch video in its entirety, giving it my full attention. I then realized that I was a perfect example for the topic of discussion.

This video has made me really think about how I can slow down and “get in touch with my inner tortoise” as Carl Honore refers to it. He touches on relationships, interactions with our families, the slow food movement, and many other imperative aspects of life that we hotfoot through on a daily basis.

If you feel like your days are all over the map and you can’t keep things in check, this notion may help. Sometimes we just need a little reminder, or that extra nudge to stay productive and effective; so hopefully you will slow down, sit down, and watch this video from start to finish. I think this could be a very useful tool for some; I wouldn’t be posting it if I didn’t think it may help just one fellow Mum out there.

“Enjoy and Savour”

Be incessantly mindful of your all-powerful influence

Everything you do, your child is observing, processing and will eventually emulate.

The key to raising a brilliant, confident and compassionate individual lies in your very own actions and interactions with others. 

Be incessantly mindful of your all-powerful influence.

 ~Tiffany

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