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Stop Using Your Body As a Trash Can with Cynthia Lair

In this episode of Living Upp’s Conversations with Smart People, Cynthia Lair, a Nutrition and Culinary Arts professor at Bastyr University and author of Feeding the Whole Family, reminds us of the importance of mindful eating. (After all, we’re not goats, people!) Listen to the podcast here: Cynthia’s lighthearted thoughts on the benefits of developing […]

Book Club Discussion: Unprocessed by Megan Kimble

colorful carrots from the farmers' market in issaquah

What’s your definition of processed food? The word itself has developed quite the reputation, and not in a good way either. Even so, the definition is ambiguous at best. At this month’s Living Upp Book Club meeting, we discussed Megan Kimble’s book Unprocessed. But before I dive into the recap of our discussion, let’s take a gander […]

Book Club Discussion: Food Rules by Michael Pollan

Eating is personal. If you ask 100 people what their healthy eating philosophy is, you’ll likely get 100 different answers. I happen to think that’s a good thing. We know a lot more today about nutrition than we did 100 years ago, but we still don’t know everything. One thing we do know is that many different eating styles […]

Book Club Discussion: Thanks! How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier by Robert A. Emmons

Practicing gratitude isn’t always easy. In fact, it can be downright daunting at times. Even with the best of intentions, we sometimes fall short of showing our appreciation for life’s beautiful blessings. For our second book review, we dove in head first to the world of gratitude, and over the course of the evening we shared […]

Book Club Discussion: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

woman wearing a white shirt holding a gift with a red bow

What a great night of discussion to kick off the 2015 Living Upp Book Club! Our Meetup group met for the first time last night to discuss Brené Brown’s book, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.* If you couldn’t make it, don’t fret! You can join the […]