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Just Close the Fridge

Just Close the Fridge

Focus this week: Eat only at meals. It’s 10 a.m. on a work day and I’m already staring into a stuffed counter top fridge for the third time this morning, which faintly reeks of pungent dairy and something indistinguishable, that if one were brave enough […]

Everything is a Salad – “Leaning In” to the Less Full Feeling

Everything is a Salad – “Leaning In” to the Less Full Feeling

So, this week meditate, drink and only whole foods and keep reading the rest of the list. I’m almost doing all this, but FOCUSING on the first two. 1. At 5 a.m. “Just get up.” Do yoga-meditation-free write, while drinking 24 oz. mari-water (marijuana and […]

Rising in the Wee Hours: The Meditation Game Changer

Rising in the Wee Hours: The Meditation Game Changer

For me, the energetic change, moving from the play of summer into more work, cooler days and nights, and less light of fall and especially September is loaded with potential. Main focus for September-October: 1. “Just get up.” (Meditate) 2. Whole foods only. (Nothing white) […]

Nutritious Cannabis Breakfast

Nutritious Cannabis Breakfast

This is this morning’s breakfast. Fiber (like eating your t-shirt). Micro nutrients, including nutrients called THCa (acid) and CBDa (acid). I’m fascinated. Cheers lovelies, to stretching the boundaries. Love, lettuce and cannabis, Kathryn

Count Down to Labor Day Final Comments Part 5

Count Down to Labor Day Final Comments Part 5

This post will make way more sense if you start with Part 1 of this series and read forward. This series is a departure from what I normally write about here on Love and Lettuce. My response to evacuating my family from the wildfire smoke […]

Count Down to Labor Day Gets REal Cont. Part 4

Count Down to Labor Day Gets REal Cont. Part 4

Day 5 I bring the girls back to the desert, the air temporarily less toxic, and hoping for the best I release them all back into their lives with their families. I drive back up the highway and start to clean the house, which smells […]

The Count Down to Labor Day Gets Real Part 3

The Count Down to Labor Day Gets Real Part 3

I was just down-dogging (a basic yoga move) my way into a delicious transformational “7 Days before Labor Day” when life went sideways. I had planned healthy meals, exercise, yoga, meditation that was supposed to get my body lean and my mind inspired–and POW!! Life […]

Day 1 Count Down to Labor Day Part 2

Day 1 Count Down to Labor Day Part 2

I’ve only got a few minutes this morning, with Houston flooding (blessings family) and Bend burning. So anyway, I started this countdown to labor day, yesterday, with yoga and meditation (More later on meditation. For now just sit tall, make your face soft, close your […]

Countdown to Labor Day: 7 Days of Lean Vegan Part 1

Countdown to Labor Day: 7 Days of Lean Vegan Part 1

Labor day feels like the end of summer, the time when the cooler shorter nights whisper, “It’s time to go back to work,”–time to remember the dreams you were working towards, dreams you laid down for a time because instead you were paddling mountain lakes, […]

Green Water–It’s the New Smoothie!

Green Water–It’s the New Smoothie!

Green smoothie frothiness, sweet, thick and nourishing. Sounds perfect, right? Well yes…Maybe, depending what you put ln it and if it’s meal replacement or an addition to a meal. Bottom line if you’re trying to lose weight, green smoothies can be a lot of calories. […]


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Habits That Add Up to The Life You Want to Live

Habits That Add Up to The Life You Want to Live

Every day No Matter What.

How do you even start to lose weight, get radiantly healthy or really fit?

For me right now, two deep desires get me up and inspired every day: My own version of plant-based, lean-happy and publishing my essays.

This is how I’m experimenting with making those two things happen:

Habits are tools for personal transformation. What we do every day accumulates in our skills, in our thinking, on our bodies and in our relationships.

Skills.
Bodies.
Relationships.
Making money.

The Big Habits. The purpose for these habits are to give structure and direction to each day so I am doing the following:

I am eating well. (Plant based. No SOS sugar, oil, salt.)
I am exercising. (5-6 times a week, at least 40 minutes.)
I am writing. (20 hours a week.)

In the following posts we’ll take just a few zen habits at a time that make these goals possible.

Cheers lovelies, to dreams, to living the life we want.

Love and Lettuce,
Kathryn