I suppose I should start off by saying that eventually it is okay to monetize your blog. Maybe. I should also note that I can guarantee with 93% certainty that the thing you think is going to be the thing that you write about and make money is probably not really the thing at all….

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I have been seeing Julie for almost eight years. I have a hard time calling her my therapist because I think saying you have a therapist has become trendy. It crosses the line of that character type that is too upfront about their problems where you can detect that it’s a shtick. I tend to…

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When I opened my yoga studio I didn’t really know what I was thinking. I had sold all of my things and booked a one way ticket to India before I got cold feet and moved back to San Diego to open Hale Holistic. The day before I opened the studio I sat out on…

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A friend asked me the other day if I could say something positive. I thought really hard and then determined I couldn’t. I can’t see how it’s my job to fix my reaction to the incompetence of the world when no one who is responsible for my anger is doing anything about it. Why am…

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It’s been a while since my last post. I was on a roll with the 500 Words a Day and then straight into the Whole30 blog that hit the big time with Melissa. But since then, nada. And it’s because I’m fucking tired. We have been working an ungodly amount in the last few months….

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There was a time in my life when I wanted a big house and a turbo-charged European sports car. There was also a time in my life when I rode only a bicycle and worked for Greenpeace. Then there was the time when I decided to give up sugar, dairy, grains, legumes, and popcorn snacks….

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*Special thank you to my parents and Alexis’ Buffalo family for making this all possible. You guys were really amazing. Getting married is supposed to be the happiest time of your life. This is an important concept to remember as you begin to question your love, friendships, and the importance of spending the equivalent of…

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9:21 a.m. The best way to stay in touch with Woody is through my Instagram. There is just no way around it. And to continue to read the blogs I post, as I will post many more blogs in my life, make sure you like the Kale & Cigs FB page. Those are the things…

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9:13 a.m. I pooped so hard I wanted to grab it out of the toilet and use it to start building condos. Maybe one of those Pencils of Promise projects in Ecuador or something. Breakfast was as quick as it was small. Have to get out of the house and make my follow-up meeting at…

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9:59 a.m. Woody partied his balls off at the park. We weren’t planning on going. We came up to the corner and he peaked over to see all the dogs running wild, then looked at me with a yearning in his eye, and I caved. And after an 18-dog game of fetch, which he was…

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