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Transform thoughts about food with a powerful vision

One of the best things I think I can do for someone as their health coach is listen for what they want in their life and then, from time to time, hold it out to them like a mirror so … Continue reading

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What a difference a year makes

My 13 year-old son Braden and I had back-to-back medical checkups a week ago. What a difference a year makes! I was really looking forward to the appointments this year because I wanted the official validation of what I already … Continue reading

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Hijacking NaNoWriMo

Can you believe it’s November already? Can you say NaNoWriMo? A friend and I are sharing weekly goals with each other in the hopes that the accountability created by letting someone else in on our ambitious little secrets will help … Continue reading

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Three Weddings and a Conference

I saw beautiful white dresses and heard words like “will the families of the couple please rise?” It might have been four weddings, I sort of lost count. In the daytime, the flowers were obviously fake and faded, but at … Continue reading

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Disappearing into the desert

Five years ago my dad, Ken Schneider, disappeared while on a road trip in Southern Utah and was never heard from again. A quick explanation—though not satisfying—is required. He had left a note on his car after it got stuck … Continue reading

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Simple interventions are good to find

The modern world we live in offers too many fast, cheap, and socially compelling ways to eat food that has twice the calories and half the nutrition that it used to. Continue reading

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Why am I writing a blog on ‘living lean’? What does that mean anyway?

First and foremost, writing for publication is a lifelong goal of mine and so far I’m not getting much closer to achieving it. So by writing something—anything—regularly for public scrutiny, I hope to ‘develop my chops,’ reduce my anxiety, and … Continue reading

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