Author Archives: Admin

Hope equals trust

We tend to say, “I hope you are doing well” when greeting others in an email.  We may not be sure that someone is doing well, but we wish wellness upon then.  When we are rushing to an appointment or are running late, we may grow more concerned about the traffic conditions, saying, “I hope…

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Breastfeed like a chimp

“How long do you plan to breastfeed?” is a question I have been asked, more and more as baby girl grows. “We have no plan.  We’re doing great, and World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a minimum of two years,” is my answer, every time.  However, society seems to put a timer on how long we…

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Simply wholesome snacking

As baby girl gets bigger and faster and stronger, her body demands more energy throughout the day.  Time for snacks! Except this mama doesn’t accept the usual suspects of corn puffs and raisins — or anything without a thorough review of the ingredients.  I keep an eye for only virgin foods.  Even those packaged foods…

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Coloring to cast out fear

To kickstart a workshop, I asked the attendees to express on paper their journey to today. Some wrote words, others drew pictures. Some used black, others used every color in the crayon pack. Each of them expressed their emotions and journey differently, yet all of them were in the same situation: expecting a baby. First-time…

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Tips for hosting gluten-free guests

‘Tis the season for feast upon feast, and perhaps you’ll be hosting one of the festive celebrations.  With food allergies and sensitivities become more prevalent, there is a chance that one of your guests may have a special meal or food requirement.  This past week we met with Karen Horan from One Degree Gluten-Free.  She…

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An international feast of thanks

Living abroad means that family traditions are challenging to keep, well, traditional.  With friends from more countries than I have ever visited (though I hope to travel to them all throughout my lifetime), my appreciation for different cultures has greatly expanded.  My appreciation for different tastes has also matured. Growing up, I was never one…

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Serving up nutrition with a side of education

Teaming up with some of Singapore’s most conscious kitchens, I had the pleasure in constructing three special lunch boxes for the attendees of the Galen Growth Asia HealthTech CEO Summit 2017.  While mingling with the attendees and answering some of their nutrition-based inquiries, two questions struck me: 1. How many calories are in this bowl?…

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Affording ‘organic’

Each of us has different values.  One person may would rather spend $100 on a concert ticket then eat fast food on the way to the concert, whereas someone else may cook up dinner using $100 organic ingredients. Before you drop another paycheck on your next meal, ask a few simple questions: What is ‘organic’?…

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Living graciously

Slowing down and appreciating the people and the events that we get to encounter every day allows us to be more gracious with those around us.  Last week we discussed how our attention span has dwindled to a mere 8 seconds.  When we live with such short attention, we begin to desire and demand quick…

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