My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace with exactly who and what I am. To take pride in my thoughts, my appearance, my talents, my flaws and to stop this incessant worrying thatI can’t be loved as I am. Anais Nin

I still enjoy this ‘groovy mama’ picture my youngest drew of me a few years ago.

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There are no rules here. We’re trying to accomplish something.

Thomas Edison

I have been traveling a lot for work, and it’s been a challenge to stick to the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP). This post is a little celebration of surviving nine days of travel, and eating well the whole time.

This is a salad with mixed greens, radicchio, endives, little sprouts, sautéed meat, and a little garnish of Kite Cheese (made from fermented almonds).

While I was in Southern California I found these beautiful purple Brussels sprouts, a first for me:

Below is a breakfast casserole, mostly sulphur vegetables (in keeping with the Wahls Protocol), because they are harder to find when I travel. It’s riced cauliflower, steamed Brussels sprouts, sautéed onions and mushrooms, and some ground chicken.

Love is where you look.  In my case, it showed up in the shower this morning …

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As our self-interest diminishes, our anxieties disappear, and then comes quiet and firm joy, which always diffuses us with a good spiritual disposition and a clear conscience. Every good deed helps to kindle this feeling of joy within us.

Tolstoy as quoted from Gretchen Rubin’s Moment of Happiness, 10 May 2011

The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.

Dawson Trotman

When you follow your bliss … doors will open for you where you would not have thought there would be doors, and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.

Joseph Campell

Smile!  My counter KNOWS you’re going to have a good day.  🙂  October 2017.

Enjoying a peaceful summer evening at the Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara. August 2017.

I love the landscape here.  Hilton Head Island, July 2017.  

I love the landscape here.  Hilton Head Island, July 2017.  

I have a little spot in my home office, where I put beautiful things to look at while I am on conference calls.  Art from the kids, from friends. It helps me keep focus on what is important when work days are tough.  June 2017. 

Summer Solstice sky.  Lake Michigan always inspires … 21 June 2017. 

Yes, so much this: “You don’t inspire your teammates by showing them how amazing you are. You inspire them by showing them how amazing they are.”  Robyn Benincasa

Proud to Run Chicago today.  I love celebrating the diversity that makes America great!  #lgbtq #pride

I got caught in a major rainstorm last week on my commute home. The car ride was better than the walk to the garage (with no umbrella or raincoat!).  June 2017

I am not lucky. You know what I am? I am smart, I am talented, I take advantage of the opportunities that come my way and I work really, really hard. – Shonda Rhimes (via Forbes)

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