Stop Using Your Body As a Trash Can with Cynthia Lair

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Cynthia Lair, nutrition and culinary arts professor at Bastyr University, and author of Feeding the Whole Family, reminds us just how important mindfulness is when it comes to nourishing our bodies. (After all, we’re not goats, people!)

Cynthia’s lighthearted thoughts on the benefits of developing a personal relationship with food is a breath of fresh air in a culture of convenience and special diets. And, as a woman who talks to chickens, I especially love that both of her sourdough starters have names: Dottie and Fizz.

I hope you find this podcast nurturing and fun!

Are you filling your body with nourishing foods, or are you using it as a landfill?

Maybe it’s time to add some new self-care practices.


Self-Care Challenge (Day 183): Getting an Eye Exam

eye examYesterday was pretty significant in that it marked the halfway point of my “366 Days of Self-Care” challenge!

And how, you might ask, did I celebrate? By getting an eye exam, of course. (Duh.)

Well, actually I kicked off the morning at the gym. It was booty day, after all. “Work that booty, work that booty, make sure you don’t hurt no-booty!” is our instructor’s all-too-familiar chant.

I’m quite certain I didn’t hurt anybody, but I was feeling the pain this morning.

But seriously, making time for preventive care is really important. It can help us identify problems before they become bigger problems, and that has the potential to save us a lot of time, money and frustration down the road. Getting regular preventive care should be an integral part of every solid self-care strategy.

As luck would have it, my vision actually improved this year. (Yay me!) What a fine way to celebrate this project milestone.

How are you doing on your preventive care visits?