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Stepping Up and Forward

I have been away from this blog for a while when life and career took a few turns. From December 2012 to November 2014 I directed Energize Everett, a community health outreach program in Everett MA. I took a floundering … Continue reading

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Go to the Kitchen

Michael Pollen goes into the kitchen to cook, and finds answers to pressing health, environmental, social– even spiritual– problems. “…what is the most important thing an ordinary person can do to help reform the American food system, to make it … Continue reading

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Why Do We Eat?

This is the first of 6 questions developed by Megrette Fletcher and Michelle May for people with diabetes and their caregivers to ask. Their approach is outlined in Eat What You Love and Love What You Eat with Diabetes. I … Continue reading

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How do we know…

How do we know if our practice is a real practice? Only by one thing: more and more we just see the wonder. What is the wonder? I don’t know. We can’t know such things through thinking. But we always … Continue reading

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The Sweetness of Macaroni and Cheese

White carbs and processed cheese-what could be better? Just about anything of course, but if you grew up in the 60’s and 70’s, the heyday of “labor saving” processed foods, white elbow macaroni baked with sliced cheese was one of … Continue reading

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Paula Revisited

I visited Paula Deen’s site, now that the hubbub of her T2 diabetes revelation is in remission. I wanted to see how her diabetes-themed site, Diabetes in a New Light, has evolved and if PaulaDeen.com has changed. There are Krispy … Continue reading

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Scones

In my 20’s, in my full-blown compulsive eating and bulimia phase, scones and muffins were at the top of my food list. They were binge foods as well as on the daily menu. I loved them with a cup of … Continue reading

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Love is a Grilled Cheese Sandwich, or at Least That’s What I Thought

A while ago, when writing about my style of cooking, I said it was “utilitarian,” meaning purely functional, without emotion–prep, cook, wash up with all speed and efficiency. When I wrote that, I was thinking about famous chefs and gourmands … Continue reading

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The Need for Rest

There are times when I don’t feel like doing anything. My need for rest is cyclical and doesn’t always fit into the 5-day workweek. I used to judge myself harshly when I was tired Monday afternoon but full of energy … Continue reading

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3 Keys to Health

I’ve had Type 1 diabetes since 1992. I do not have any complications. The lack of complications may have something to do with genetics as well as self-care. I don’t know about the genetics but I do know about self-care. … Continue reading

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