A month or so ago, I participated in Lift’s Quantified Diet Project – Mindful Diet plan. While I didn’t lose a lot of weight (just 5 pounds) I did experience less bloating that I had before. I ate slower and for the first time really tasted my food and the ingredients. I really savored the […]

Stop, Look, and Go

Each day I like to listen to at list one thing that is positive and motivating. Something that makes me think or act on in my life. Earlier this week I watched Brother David Steindl-Rast speak on Ted Talk. The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be […]

Sparkle me wild, PLEASE! {#Raleigh #Event}

Yes! I’m sooo registering for this event!!! To say that I’ve waited a whole year to is an understatement. For the past year I’ve been working towards a happier more balanced life and with that doing my best to understand all in my family which entailed a lot of redefining me and what’s important in […]

An American Girl Sees the History of the American Girl Fashion

This past Saturday LittleOne and I went to our first fashion show together. We sat at one of the front tables and I must say it was an event she won’t forget. Pizza, salad, strawberry shortcake and pink lemonade was served for lunch to all while we watched girls confidently walk the runway in the […]

Meditation – I do it, so should you!

Last summer, my personal life and my work life were quite chaotic. My brain was in overload. I was exhausted mentally, physically, and felt I was lacking spiritually. I had no inner peace, I was often frustrated, and frankly I didn’t know what to do next. My mind and internal body felt disconnected and cluttered. […]

The Science Behind a Happy Relationship

See Sis! Hubby and I aren’t completely crazy that we can quickly diffuse an “ugly” argument 5-10 minutes after the fact and get back to being our silly selves filled with love! It just means we’re happy! And to think this coming June we’ll be married 14 years and been together on/off for a total of […]

101 Things to Do Besides Eat by Michelle May, M.D.

When you recognize that a desire to eat is due to “head hunger” rather than true hunger, you can choose to do another activity to redirect your attention away from food until the urge passes—or until you feel hungry. Highlight the ideas that appeal to you and add some of your own. Remember, try to choose […]

Mindful Eating: Get out of Autopilot by Michelle May, M.D.

NOTES FROM FARRAH…Today I’m introducing a new weekly series on Mindful Eating posts written by Michelle May, M.D. as I myself journey to a more mindful mindset, especially when it comes to eating better for my body. Which by the way I’m on week two of mindful eating (aka intuitive eating). Yeah me!  ——————————————————————————- Have […]

Mindfully Eating

I’m participating in a quantified diet study that the Lift folks have put together and I’ll be part of the Mindful Eating diet group. During the study, Lift will help motivate and support me along the way via their phone & online apps with a daily goal along with group discussions and participant feedback. The study […]

My answers to questions for 2013-2014 and the lessons I’ve learned

I had planned to ask myself the below questions before the end of 2013 so that I could really plan my new year’s resolutions, but of course I procrastinated and didn’t get to it in time. And that’s OK. I try to plan too much. I seem to spend more time researching than actually doing. […]