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Best-kept healing secret in the world: Come with me back to Switzerland!

We’re just back from a place, as one patient at the clinic put it, “suspended between Earth and Heaven.” I couldn’t agree more. Usually at the end of a two-week trip, I’m dying to get home. Not this time. I went kicking and screaming, back to the Milan airport. Al Ronc feels like a second […]

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10,000 Hours. 10,000 Choices.

I’ve been thinking about that newly famous, often-quoted piece of research that, to be great at something, you must spend 10,000 hours. Breaking it down, that’s 5 years of full-time work. I’m awed by the beautiful, virtuoso violinist, Anne-Sophie Mutter. I heard her play, live, when I was in Paris in 1992, when she was […]

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Whole Foods and Depression, Tori’s Story. Part 2 of 2

This story is worth your time to read. It made me cry, both when I first read it, and again when I sat down with it to craft it into a blog entry to share with you. It moved me because, on its own, it’s a gorgeous story. It’s also very close to my heart, […]

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Tori from Seattle tells me a beautiful story, part 1 of 2

Tori’s is one of the most moving stories I have read from a GreenSmoothieGirl reader. You know I’ve read hundreds, possibly thousands. This one is so very special. I have thought about it all week. I think what touched me so deeply by her story is knowing how, by not putting sugar water in our […]

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Meditate your way to a new relationship between Self and Food

Update! I wrote after New Year’s about the sometimes-infuriating power of HABIT. At the time, I was turning right, instead of left, 95% of the time when I got to the top of my street. The city put a new through-street in, but years of having to go the other way controlled my brain for […]

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On the Epic Price of Bad Food

I’m running through tiny towns near pastoral Nidda, Germany, early in the morning in mid-November through a frost-bitten field of collard greens. Past a stream full of tiny, white-as-snow ducklings, cowbells clanking in the distance. Or I’m winning a doubles match in an 11-9 third-set tiebreaker. Or losing it. Doesn’t matter, for the purpose of […]

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Thoughts on changing habits

I built my house 9 years ago on the culdesac of a quiet street of just 12 homes. My house backs up to the canal that carries irrigation water for hundreds of miles along the base of the Rockies on the Wasatch Front. I have illegally run thousands of miles next to this canal, since […]

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More…..about scars on the human body

Nikki wrote me about my last blog post. She said she was pondering the scar conversation we had, and about how scars point to some other things: She said, isn’t it amazing how the autonomic nervous system does things like breathing, creating white blood cells to fight infection, starting self-healing processes immediately upon being wounded. […]

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And what to do about SCARS?

On the long drive home from Tijuana to Utah earlier this month, I stopped at a McD’s because they have the cleanest bathrooms. And, well, because I’d drunk the 32 oz green juice I swerved off the freeway to get, at the Henderson Whole Foods Market. Inside the stall, a pink Post-It Note was taped […]

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What to do about WRINKLES?

After yoga, when I’m rolling up my mat, seems like often a GSG reader comes over to chat. Tell me their green smoothie experience, ask what to do to help a friend struggling with health problems, ask me when the group buy ends. Stuff like that. Recently, Cheryl, a 53-yo, very fit breast cancer survivor, […]

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