Fear is a gift

Excerpt from Let Food Be Thy Gift Fear is a gift We need fear. It forces us to listen. It can keep us from danger and it can help us tell the truth. What do you fear? Ignore it, deny it, avoid it, run from it and it will control you. Fear is a windowContinue reading “Fear is a gift”

Don’t hide your light under a bush or label

Excerpt from Let Food Be Thy Gift Don’t hide your light under a bush or label For the love of all things good, can we stop using labels to describe ourselves and others? Labels not only divide and disconnect our communities, but they limit our personal growth and development. I am so tired of labels.Continue reading “Don’t hide your light under a bush or label”

Return to what health feels and looks like

Excerpt from Let Food Be Thy Gift Return to what health feels and looks like Who doesn’t feel overwhelmed and confused by the overload of diet and exercise information available today?Are you tired of the latest body transformation programs?Can you really change your life by changing your body?Are you tired of dieting?Should you really haveContinue reading “Return to what health feels and looks like”

Thoughts on a Thursday

The state agricultural department instructs us to spray a poison to kill the grass to plant a native wildflower garden. The road department leaves years of trash on the roadside but not the trees or bushes. We grow crops to feed cows, and cows to feed diet-related disease and sickness. The government subsidizes foods thatContinue reading “Thoughts on a Thursday”

Truth

Over the last 6 years, I have spent thousands of hours pondering my 20 year career in the diet and fitness industry, my own personal experience with diets, workouts and the what, why, when, where and who of is to blame for the epidemics of diet-related disease and sickness. This pondering has been no easyContinue reading “Truth”

Look at the results

At some point, we are going to have to understand that we cannot outsmart the way we are naturally designed to Breathe, Listen, Ask, Look and Move. If we deprive our human being design of the things that we need, then our spirits, hearts, minds and bodies will make up for that deprivation somewhere, somehowContinue reading “Look at the results”

Built on a lie or The Truth

The following is part of a series of posts and essays from a collection that I have written titled “Let Food be Thy Gift.” My hope in writing about food is to start a new conversation that does not start with a diet or a workout but will encourage you to create the space toContinue reading “Built on a lie or The Truth”

Jesus did not diet

As long as we use food as a means to our finite ends (for weight loss, comfort, entertainment, to feel something and to give us an identity), we look to an earthy gift to be God and to satisfy our infinite need for love and truth. That’s right, we use FOOD to try and squeezeContinue reading “Jesus did not diet”