Oysters for Nutrition and Perspective

Smoked oysters have found a home in my heart.   I’ve always swooned for them raw on the half shell, squeezed with lemon and enjoyed in the sunshine with a loved one.  I save those moments for special occasions or the rare event I’m eating out when my mom comes to visit. Nowadays, I open the can, drain off the olive oil, sprinkle them in flaky … Continue reading Oysters for Nutrition and Perspective

Why I Put a Hose in my Butt

I never expected to make an appointment with a stranger that involved taking off my pants and willingly placing a plastic hose in my butt.  I definitely did not envision filling up my intestines with gallons of water, repeatedly, while they massaged my engorged belly and then, with the person I’d met only moments earlier, watch the undigested, weeks old sludge come rushing out of … Continue reading Why I Put a Hose in my Butt

Creativity as Nourishment

“Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music–the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people.  Forget yourself.” -Henry Miller   I’m not feeling inspired. I’m not in the mood. I’m exhausted. I absolutely need to clip my toenails.  I don’t have the right supplies. I need to wash the dishes and start prepping dinner. … Continue reading Creativity as Nourishment

Understanding Stress

I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive -Henry Miller Like an over-excited squirrel, I enter phases of digging through the piles of stress-related research.  Sometimes, I can’t stop. I have moment after moment of “aha!” and “of course!” as I can apply new findings to my own experience.  I light up hearing about the newest conclusions and correlations … Continue reading Understanding Stress

Crawling Out of the Mud

“No Mud, No Lotus” -Thich Nhat Hanh I am still in disbelief as I look back over the last 11 or so years. I didn’t think I’d survive. Only very recently have I grown strong enough to embark on the deliberate path of wiping off the mud.  I’m smiling, beyond grateful for the fortitude and support that carried me through what felt like perpetual drowning … Continue reading Crawling Out of the Mud

Falling in Love with an Older Man. And Carrots.

I stay open to changing my mind. I plan to keep changing my mind and admitting I don’t know, especially when it comes to nutritional research and “diets.”  I will not pretend to have the answers. However, I promise to have many ideas.   At this point, I’ve checked off every possible diet, from raw fruitarian to strict carnivore. I have ignored cues and cravings from … Continue reading Falling in Love with an Older Man. And Carrots.