Taking the full measure of life

Entries from December 2008

The Year of Self-Care: Embrace Gradual Change

December 31st, 2008 · 22 Comments

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Tags: 26 changes: the year of self-care · New Year's resolution · non-scale victories · weight loss

Overcoming Frustration

December 22nd, 2008 · 9 Comments

I was in a deep funk. In the midst of packing boxes and making holiday plans and attending my grandmother’s funeral and trying to work in a half-empty apartment (part of the contents of which had already disappeared with their new owner), I unraveled.  I grew anxious and angry. Why was it always my responsibility […]

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Tags: gratitude · sturm and drang

A Belated Post of Thanksgiving

December 11th, 2008 · 11 Comments

You might think from my earlier Thanksgiving post that traditional holiday foods don’t do much for me.  Au contraire—one of the more difficult things about food allergies has been dealing with family holiday gatherings where everyone, including me, has specific ideas about what we should be eating, how it should be constructed, and how it […]

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Tags: 2/3 veggies · allergen-free recipes · autumn · celebrations & holidays · dessert · gratitude · meal planning