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Open if You Love Food

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I really, really, really love food. I love thinking about it, cooking it, and most of all, eating it. Food is one of the most basic simple pleasures of life. Unfortunately though, the dialogue I hear around loving food is mostly negative. As in, “Oh, I love food way too much, I could never give [...]

5 Warming Winter Foods for the Frigid Cold

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I'm not going to lie, I really hate this weather. It's been below freezing for the past week in D.C. and I am totally over it and ready to go back to Puerto Rico. Remember those days? I do!  It helps when it's super cold outside to eat foods that naturally warm us. When it's [...]

What to do When You Feel like a Self-Love Fraud

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This time of year we are inundated with messages about love. How to find love, how to love yourself, why loving yourself is the key to, well, everything. Which I actually believe is true, but I think most of the conversation misses a critical point. There are times when we just aren't feeling the love. [...]

Eat Dessert First

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Many of us grew up with finish your plate syndrome. If you finish your plate/eat your vegetables/do otherwise unpleasant thing, then you can have dessert. This paradigm says that to get what we want, we have to somehow suffer for it. We have to give up foods we love, or eat foods we hate, or do [...]

What if There Was Nothing to Figure Out?

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Hey, you. Yeah, you.  I know sometimes you feel scared. Stuck. Worried. Not enough. I know sometimes you think to yourself, why is this so hard? It shouldn't be this hard. I should be able to figure this out on my own. We get so caught up in shoulds, perfectionism, have to dos, do or [...]