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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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Why we developed the Menu Planner

I spent all of 2008 developing 12 Steps to Whole Foods, in response to many readers discovering GreenSmoothieGirl.com and asking for a step-by-step plan to learn the lifestyle I was advocating for. In the 1990’s, my little boy had nearly died of severe asthma and allergies. In eliminating sugar and dairy, and converting to a […]

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How GreenSmoothieGirl.com is doing

An internet marketing maven friend of mine wrote a report in Feb. called “[a very prominent raw-foods guru] versus GreenSmoothieGirl.” He wrote me this: “You have higher traffic ranking than any of [Prominent Guru's] web sites with a fraction of the name recognition. More traffic with fewer sites linking in, and you spend no money […]

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Are “eating healthy” and “obsessed” synonymous? Part 3 of 3

If you feel you are annoying your family, go ahead and transfer their feelings to me if you want! If it helps you, you can say, “Green Smoothie Girl says my ‘obsession’ is normal and that it’s just a phase. She had that phase, too. The only way through it is THROUGH it! Now she’s […]

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Taking stock of progress…part 2 of 2

Once upon a time, my whole diet was Ben & Jerry’s, pizza, French bread, Diet Coke, and a fruit or salad mixed in to make myself feel better about it all. I started to change one thing at a time. Sometimes I’d have periods of big progress, and other periods of slight backsliding. It was […]

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Are you fixing the plumbing in your cottage? or building a mansion? part 1 of 2

My high-school junior son’s photo is on the front page of Sports, rubbing the snow of the baseball before he pitches it on Tuesday. Brrr! And then the next day, I’m skiing in a t-shirt at Sundance. Gotta love Spring in Utah! I was in warmer St. George last week with a lot of downtime, […]

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testimonial from Tina in Colorado

Dear GreenSmoothieGirl: A close friend of mine has cancer and researches health quite a bit.   She recommends lots of greens, which I don’t get much of, due to overdosing on salads at one point in my life.   I prayed that if I needed more greens, God would show me how to get them […]

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I wish I had movie star photos from Sundance

I’ve just finished skiing for three days with Tennyson during the day and teaching 5 nights in a row at Good Earth at night. I took my camera skiing just in case I saw any movie stars, since Sundance Film Festival is going on here and sometimes we see Parker Posey or JLo or somebody. […]

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Picky kids, followup post

A while back I wrote a sorta silly post about picky kids. http://greensmoothiegirl.com/2010/06/18/what-do-you-do-with-picky-kids/ Actually, I’ve written quite a few of them in the past 3 years, some more serious. http://greensmoothiegirl.com/2008/05/01/the-nutritionally-recalcitrant-spouse-part-one-of-four/ Reader Alice Osborn posted this response, which I think warrants front-page attention. A “reprint” of sorts: “Love all of this. My parents used to tell […]

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What I DON’T do, every day, in my family

So I admit (on a regular basis, actually) that I’m not perfect. Anyone who knows me and sees the inside of my fridge, and what I do on vacation, knows that I “walk the talk.” I really do the stuff I teach, and I do it consistently. But I am also human. If I indulge, […]

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