Keep Moving

Keep Moving

Nobody said it was going to be easy… to get through school, to find that first job, to finish that race, to deal with disappointment, to lose a loved one. It is anything but easy. And, yet, as we experience (or maybe better put, survive) these life events, we...
Make Room for Fun

Make Room for Fun

Who doesn’t love to hear a guest say, “that was a perfect meal”? But, how many times have you heard that from one guest, only to have another say “that meal was meh.” This happens all the time because food is personal. Some like spicy,...
The Persistence of Diet Culture

The Persistence of Diet Culture

As I gear myself to head “back to school” with the local college students, I am reminded of the importance of my work, which includes counseling for students with nutritional issues. A great majority of my clients are students who battle with body image struggles, the...
Hedgehogs and Such

Hedgehogs and Such

I’m a big fan of The 5 Chairs (and Louise Evans). The second chair is self-doubt (the hedgehog), and so this article caught my eye:  what to do when you doubt yourself as a leader.  As leaders, we’re all human and we all suffer from self-doubt from time to time....
The Best Intentions

The Best Intentions

An exciting part of our business is that we really are a collection of many businesses — from NC to MA. We have different accents, climates, favorite teams, and yes, food preferences. But, this also means that face time with one another is, regrettably,...
The Perfect Summer Pairing

The Perfect Summer Pairing

Summer is officially here, which means the farmer’s market is flourishing.  Every year I marvel at the bounty of color-yellow & green squash, bright purple eggplants & rosy red tomatoes, just to name a few.  My Saturday morning farmers market visits often...