The Power of Suggestion

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ImageI spent some time in NJ with my mom and aunt today, mostly just running errands and doing a little shopping and planning for my move later this month. I didn’t buy much, but I did get an idea of what kind of rug and curtains I’m going to get after I’ve had a chance to take measurements. Exciting stuff, I know.

It’s been almost 5 years since I’ve lived in a studio, and I can’t wait for a fresh start. Taking care of a Manhattan one-bedroom all by myself was never really part of the plan, but, well, life throws funny things your way, and it usually all makes sense later.

Anyway, one of the things I’m planning to get once I’ve moved in is a juicer. I have an idea of what I want, and today at Bed Bath & Beyond, I went to see what they had that I could eyeball. They didn’t have what I was looking for, but I was amused at the placement of the Fat Sick & Nearly Dead DVDs near the juicers. I can’t help wondering how many shoppers walking by said, “Hm. I’m fat, I’m sick a lot. Could I be nearly dead? I must buy this $379.99 juicer!”

Are you swayed by savvy product placement? I know I can be! 


Things I Am Thankful For

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Not gonna lie—life’s been a little  crazy lately. I know I’m going to look back and say that if 2011 was a game-changer, then 2012 was the beginning of that Whole Other Ballgame. For the most part, it’s all to the good, but wow. Sometimes I need to take a step back and just shake my head for a second.

In a way, it’s nice to have a place I have to show up for 40 hours a week and set aside whatever personal stuff I might have going on and just focus on  things like patient interviews, nutrition notes and adjusted desirable body weight equations.   Working with sick people has also made me especially thankful for the small good things in my life right now.  Read the rest of this entry »

Reach out your hand if your cup be empty

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So like I said yesterday, I’m in NJ this weekend for a wedding. 

(and yes, the title of this post is a Grateful Dead reference, for no good reason other than that I can’t get a particular song out of my head)

Fun with lentils

Anyway, as you’re reading this, I’ll be getting my hair did and donning a strapless floor-length purple bridesmaid dress and posing for pictures and the like, so here are a few shots from last night’s rehearsal dinner:

most amazing wallpaper ever
"Mediterrasian" Appetizers

What are you up to this weekend?