Month: November 2013

One Lit Room

The power is out in 3/4 of my apartment. The 1/4 that is left is the kitchen. Apt, one might say.My roommate is out on the town.So who spends the night in this one lit room, with little old me? Frank Sinatra. A butternut squash that was too intimidating until a lazy Sunday. A glass of wine and a good meal, and eventually, my guitar. For all I care, the power can stay off. It’s funny- I’m not mad that my bedroom doesn’t have power. (Did you know that singers can actually survive in New York City without humidifiers?!) I’m not mad that I’m peeing in the dark. It’s kind of fun. And candlelit showers should be on everyone’s bucket list… many times.We all know the “glass is half full” metaphor. We’ve all been told to “stay positive”. But sometimes that feels false. Let’s not let that burden us more, eh? It’s ok to look at things just as they are. I don’t have to convince myself that I like not having wifi… but you …

Coffee Creamer and Food Prostitution

Sometimes, as I sit down to write about kale this, or full-fat that, all I hear are buzzwords. Trendy food substances that continue to encourage a separateness between us and our idea of what we put in our bodies. Science is working hard to prove a fraction of nutritional science true, and the fault lines I find in this business of health coaching and passing on information is that… these things could change in one year. One month! You can “prove” many, many things. I don’t want my job to be manipulating people into buying “hot” foods. While I love the premise of feeding yourself to feel sexy, happy and whole… I don’t know if we can rightfully ask our food to be sexy all the time. Sometimes your food needs her sweatpants. Sometimes you have brown rice with frozen carrots in chicken broth for dinner every night of the week. Maybe I’m in the process of doing so. Nutritional science is fascinating, yes, but the instinctive aspect of eating and being fed and nurturing …