Topic: Advice

(I'm stealing this blog post title from the fabulous Dreena Burton...who had a similar issue.)

Ever since writing my cookbook, I've tried to deal better with criticism. I've accepted that not everyone is going to like all of my recipes and some people may hate my book altogether. When those people come along, I try not to let this make me want to quit. 

Anyway, today I noticed I had a new 1-star review on Amazon ...

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Yesterday we showed you Genevieve's amazing kitchen story- she's truly a minimalist! Today, I thought I'd post a throw back picture...Lindsay's kitchen in New York that she wrote The Happy Herbivore Cookbook in. New York apartments rarely have "nice" kitchens- the kitchen always seems to be an after thought, sometimes it's even just one wall built into the living room!

Most of the recipes in the cookbook were created in this nook! Scott and ...

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My image is not my complete story: Beneath every body is an untold story.

For those who are unfamiliar with my personal history, I have lost weight, and am maintaining that loss. I weighed about 30 to 40 pounds more than I do now. The pounds on the scale have never really been a quantifier for me, so I prefer to describe my loss in terms of size. I wore a 10/12/14 and now I wear a 0 ...

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People get tattoos for all different reasons: some people love beautiful art and see their body as a canvas for an evolving masterpiece. Some people need their outside to reflect or symbolize what they feel on inside and others need reminders, markers, a memento. I've also witnessed the healing power of tattoos and it's their emotional value that attracted me.

Tattoos have always been a way for me to mark an important event in my life.

I have ...

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Minimalist Inbox.

Clutter gives me anxiety. I'm finding that "too much" of anything is stressful and borderline chaotic for me. If I want to feel like a zen panda at home, everything needs to be put away--out of sight and then neatly organized with purpose where it's contained. 

Organizing my pantry (and closest) plus clearing off my household surfaces, has made a huge difference in my stress levels at home.

Notice the zen difference in my bathroom ...

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