Blog Archive

Recipe Archives can be found HERE.  The following are my non-recipe posts from the beginning…

May 25, 2009:  Success is Sweeter than Sugar.  Amazing experiences from clients doing the first 30-day Group Detox.

July 12, 2009:  How to Create Fitness Challenges You’ll Actually Stick To.  The whys and hows of creating your own successful mini- challenges.

July 21, 2009:  Teach Your Children Well. The importance of teaching your kids to cook and eat healthfully.

September 15, 2009:  Postponement & Reward.  Explaining my “no dieting” method and why diet’s never work long-term.

October 26, 2009:  Mastering Time.  Learn better time management with these tips.

November 12, 2009:  100 Day Vegan Challenge.  The start of the vegan challenge that changed my life!

December 11, 2009:  Day 27 and I Tell You About Cows.  The reasons I gave up dairy with some pictures I took on a local dairy farm.

January 13, 2010:  Meal Planning 101.  The basics on getting started with meal planning and kitchen organization.

January 21, 2010:  Expats Have Feelings Too.  A discouraging new immigrant experience saved by my son’s amazing fruit salad.

February 23, 2010:  100 Day Vegan Challenge Completed!  My reflections on completing the challenge and what lay ahead.

March 28, 2010:  How to Have a Painless Passover.  All about self-care and organization during times of stress and crazy busyness.

April 6, 2010:  Book Review – Food for the Soul.  My review of Chana Rubin’s cookbook connecting Jewish spirituality with healthy recipes.

May 30, 2010:  Step One: Shifting Mindset.  My first post describing the initial steps that led to my weight loss and that of many clients.  Blammo, defined.

May 31, 2010:  My Weight Loss Story (What Was My Blammo).  The next part of my story including Tony Robbins and my Before and After Photos.

June 3, 2010:  How Fear Stops Weight Loss.  Fear of success, fear of failure, fear of starting, fear of fear – we cover them all!

June 18, 2010:  Stay the Course for Weight Loss.  When it’s not happening fast enough…

July 25, 2010:  Exercise Schmexercise.  A hysterical look at why I exercise and why you should too.

August 2, 2010:  Cardio vs Strength Training, Who Wins?  Exploring the benefits and drawbacks of each.

August 11, 2010:  When to Fire Your Therapist and Get an Israeli.  The story of falling in love with my husband and what he taught me that ended my long cycle of Depression.

August 19, 2010:  All That’s Stopping You is You.  Get out of the way and get on with it!

August 24, 2010:  10,000 Hours.  Exploring Malcolm Gladwell’s theory of habit change and success via repetition.

October 10, 2010:  The Wall.  Hitting the Weight Loss Wall.  Is there a Wall or is it all in your head?

October 18, 2010:  Quiz: Are Your Ready for Change?  A Quiz to take right here on the blog!

November 4, 2010:  Confession: I Was a Picky Eater.  A humorous look at my childhood food weirdness and how to deal with your own picky eaters.

December 1, 2010:  Holiday Health Advice.  How to sail through the holidays without gaining a ton of weight.

December 9, 2010:  How to Overcome Sadness.  …without falling into a vat of cookie dough…

December 14, 2010:  Should Your Doctor Tell You You’re Fat?  Why the medical profession shies away from life saving interference in our weight.

December 20, 2010:  Self-Sabotage & The Big Leap.  How and why we sabotage ourselves and how to stop it.

December 23, 2010:  Extreme Self-Care.  Some tips to taking amazing care of yourself, including the Hot Towel Scrub.

December 28, 2010:  Setting New Year’s Goals that Work.  Goal setting and achievement basics.

January 9, 2011:  Picky Eaters ARGH!  The bottom line on how you, yes you, enable your picky eater!

February 2, 2011:  You Been Talking ‘Bout Me?  A glimpse inside a 30-day detox group in Tel Aviv.

February 13, 2011:  I Wanna Quit!  I hit a wall in my marathon training and turned to Pablo Cohelo for advice on how to persevere.

February 14, 2011:  The Intricate Dance of Food and Love.  Self-love is the answer.  It really is.

February 16, 2011:  Why I am Not Your Guru.  You only guru is YOU.

February 21, 2011:  Anti-Ick Techniques Part Uno.  How to get unstuck and de-funked.

February 23, 2011:  Anti-Ick Technique Numbero Dos.  Decluterring your closet for clarity.

February 24, 2011:  Do Everything Differently.  How reversing your routine can reverse a funk.

February 28, 2011:  Go Shopping!  Don’t wait until you lose weight to buy new clothes!

March 25, 2011:  The Transformative Power of Compassion.  My son rescues a kitten and changes our lives forever.

April 6, 2011:  T minus 36.  Reflections on the last 3 days before running a Half Marathon.

April 10, 2011:  Race Report Tel Aviv Half Marathon 2011.  All the deets on my race!

May 3, 2011:  Exercise and Linchpins.  Using the power of a linchpin and getting started with exercise.

May 10, 2011:  The Vegetarian at the BBQ.  How to not feel left out at BBQ time.

May 23, 2011:  Non-Negotiable.  Adopt a no-negotiation policy with the voices that try to derail you.

June 15, 2011:  Energy to Burn.  How to have tons of energy.

June 20, 2011:  Labor Pains.  How to birth a new idea or lifestyle.

July 6, 2011:  C’s Inspiring Story.  A client tells her story of success.

August 8, 2011:  Why Your Mind is More Important that your Scale.  Mind control baby!

August 14, 2011:  The Paleo-Vegan-Raw-Slimfast-Macrobiotic-Cabbage Soup Diet.  Why diets don’t work and what does.

August 15, 2011:  The Very Thing.  My 45th Birthday post and the things I have learned about life so far.

October 18, 2011:  Today I Baked a Cake.  All about Gilad Shalit’s emotional homecoming and the privilege of feeding your child.

November 13, 2011:  The Magnificent Flying Fireball of Motivation.  How to let go of the rungs to reach the next great thing.

November 15, 2011:  Guest Post by Ellie D: The Hole.  I can’t describe this.  It’s incredible.  Just go read it.

November 18, 2011:  Cookbook Review: The Happy Herbivore.  Herbivore food, yum!~

December 4, 2011:  Inch by Inch, Row by Row.  Learn to walk before you run.

December 14, 2011:  Tasty Today, but How About Tomorrow?  How to escape the short-term pleasure trap that robs you of reaching future goals.

December 21, 2011:  An Ode to Home.  All about my decision to leave America and live in Israel despite the confusing cultural contrasts I experience.

December 26, 2011:  What Do You Call Yourself?  How you think of yourself predicts your outcome.

January 8, 2012:  Vegan Party Food.  How to throw a party vegan-style.

February 8, 2012:  What Doesn’t Kill You…  Eight weeks away from my first FULL marathon!

February 19, 2012:  Don’t Rush Weight Loss.  Why slow and steady wins that race!

February 20, 2012:  Inhabiting the Body.  How mindfulness saved me from an over-training disaster.

April 1, 2012:  Race Report Tel Aviv Marathon 2012.  I DID IT!  Here are all the details!

April 2, 2012:  Vegan Passover.  A compilation of Vegan Passover recipes.

June 3, 2012:  The End of Milk.  How and why I got my family off of dairy products.

June 14, 2012:  Incorrect Assumptions.  A revealing look at some incorrect assumptions about weight loss and health.

July 22, 2012:  Meal Planning 102:  The Next Step in Kitchen Organization

August 15, 2012:  The Things We Think and Do Not Say.  A butt-kicking for you on my 46th birthday.

September 3, 2012:  The Five Stages of Change.  Understanding why change is so hard!

November 11, 2012:  The Frightening New Normal.  How healthy eating and exercise has become extreme and weird.

November 19, 2012:  The View From Here.  My thoughts from the middle of a war zone.

November 28, 2012:  Comfort Eating Vs Comfort Food

December 5, 2012:  Stand Up and Speak.  On not letting fear of a negative response make you dim your light.

December 11, 2012:  The 30-Day Vegan Challenge Review and Give-Away.

December 16, 2012: 30-Day Vegan Challenge Winner and my 2013 race plans.

January 8, 2013:  Nine Questions that Changed My Life.  THE exact Tony Robbins exercise I did 11 years ago that turned my health, weight, life and career around.

January 24, 2013:  Redefine Hard.  Why losing weight is not as hard as keeping it on.

February 14, 2013:  When A Loved One Won’t Change.  How to handle a loved one bent of unhealthy habits and self-destruction.

February 19, 2013:  Becoming a Health Coach:  My experience at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and my career as a health coach.

March 4, 2013:  Can You Moderate?  Or Must You Eliminate?  The truth about food addiction and how to recover.

March 11, 2013:  Leave Yourself Room to Grow.  Don’t get painted into a corner with no room for self-growth.

April 29, 2013:  Get Over Yourself.  Stop waiting until you are thin enough or smart enough to make your mark on the world!

May 12, 2013:  The Plight of the Righteously Wronged Victim.  Do you play the righteous victim?  Come read how it is holding you back.

May 21, 2013:  More on Moderation.  Tips to take back your control with food.

July 1, 2013:  Staying Calm at the Edge of Comfort.  How (and why) to get comfortable at the end of your comfort zone.

July 16, 2013:   Enjoy Frozen Fruit Product Review.  Large quantity bags of frozen fruit now available for delivery in Raanana.

August 22, 2013: How to Get Back up When you Fall. Following a vacation weight gain, I address the issue of “getting back on the wagon.”

August 27, 2013: Vegan MoFo: The Israeli Version. My plans for participating in the month-long vegan blogging challenge.

September 13, 2013: Being Vegan in Israel.  I share my personal experience of being vegan in the middle of an Israeli Vegan Revolution.

September 30, 2013: Vegan MoFo 2013 Wrap-Up. Includes family vacation pictures and info on live animal transport from Australia to Israel.

November 5, 2013:  How to Love Your Butt.   “It is only when I declared myself perfectly fine looking, that I was able to get even better looking.”

November 12, 2013:  The Fork in the Road.  That crucial moment when you will either retreat or move ahead.

December 8, 2013:  What Will You Do with the Days You’ve Been Given?  A recap of my achievements in 2013 and motivation for 2014.

December 11, 2013:  My Favorite Things: The Book Edition.  My top picks for inspiring personal growth books for 2013.

December 17, 2013:  A Few of My Favorite Things: The Inspiring Stuff.  The websites and podcasts that inspired me in 2013.

December 30, 2013:  So You Wanna Go Vegan in 2013.  My top tips and meal suggestions for your vegan lifestyle.

January 23, 2014:  Fork Your Fear.  A very personal post sharing my experience with anxiety and paralyzing fears.

January 28, 2014:  Ways We Can Be Together.  An update of all the ways to connect with me on social media.

March 3, 2014:  Getting Started with Weight Training.  Why you need to be lifting weights and the motivation and tools to get you started.

March 25, 2014:  Kitchen Alchemy.  My thoughts on teaching cooking classes and why your kitchen is a den of magical alchemy.

April 3, 2014:  Everywhere But Here.  A list of my recent articles and other links appearing in other publications and websites.

April 28, 2014: High Protein Vegan Meal Ideas for Vegan Lifters.  How I’ve been training and what I’ve been eating.

July 14, 2014: How to Fight the Blues (even when rockets are falling). How I kept a positive mindset in the middle of war.

August 5, 2014:  The Emotional Eating Bottom Line.  The most basic thing you need to get to stop emotionally eating.

August 28, 2014: Vegan Mofo 2014 Coming Soon!  My plans for this year’s Vegan Month of Food blogging challenge

November 9, 2014: Vegan in Italy. How to eat as a vegan in Northern Italy.

December 22, 2014: Massive Motivation for 2015. A wrap-up of 2014 and planning for 2015.

March 8, 2015: Whip it good. A soliloquy on self-discipline.

March 11, 2015: A Few of my Favorite Things. Recommendations of things I love.

July 5, 2015: The Dark Side of Running and Internet-Based Business. Haters, criticism, Facebook, and why I took a blog break.

August 23, 3015: My Five Favorite Podcasts.

November 18, 2015: Are You Setting Yourself Up to Fail on Your Diet?

November 24, 2015: How to Cultivate Consistency

December 16, 2015: How You Can Afford Your Own Health Coach

February 7, 2016: Five Steps to Adopting Habits that will Stick

February 15, 2016: My Favorite Workout Resources

March 10, 2016: The Alchemy of Words (what are the magic words I can say to convince you that change is possible?)

April 7, 2016: Book Review: The Jewish Food Hero Cookbook

April 13, 2016: Book Review: The Vegan Start Passover Cookbook

June 5, 2016: Why I Have Left Facebook (and other social media)

July 6, 2016: 30-Days Without Social Media – now what?

August 14, 2016: How to Stay on Track with Food and Exercise While Traveling