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Everyone is Baking! -Oat Bran Muffins

One of the silver linings to the coronavirus, COVID-19, is that– judging from everyone’s social media posts–people are back in the kitchen cooking and baking with a fury! I hope when this passes people continue! This recipe has been requested many, many times over the years. Enjoy! Make a double batch–they freeze well. Oat Bran… Read More


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Musings: Cognitive Dissonance

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Here is my latest article published in Thrive Global. I believe in the unknowable, the intrinsic, and much of my work is science-based. ‘Follow the science’ is a phrase I hear all the time. The thing is, as years go by, science has been proven wrong many times, and the unknowable can’t be proven by… Read More

An Easy Way to Change Habits

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Push Ups and Steeping Tea B.J. Fogg, the behavior scientist from Stanford, says that: “Behavior (B) happens when Motivation (M), Ability (A), and a Prompt (P) come together at the same moment.” I took this basic formula and used it to create new habits for myself Here is my take on the formula: my day begins… Read More

One Thing in 2019

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This was just published in Thrive Global. Here is the article and the link. I hope it helps you be your best self in 2019! Happy New Year! One Thing in 2019 Just don’t ask me to give up my bourbon He was referred to me from his doctor with pre-diabetes and the first thing… Read More

Recipes for a Holiday Meal

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Happy holidays everyone! I prepared this meal for eight as part of the fundraiser for The Laguna Foundation. It was a big hit and I’m sure your family and guests will enjoy this meal this holiday season. I served them in order, below, with lots of time in between courses for conversation. Plan for a… Read More

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