I hate being such a slacker…

July 2, 2009
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So, I have had a few “pokes” and emails wondering where I have been! First of all, we just returned from a month in Peru – yes, practicing all those Chapter 1 Bond Girl packing skills! The plan is to post the photos on my facebook page which is www.facebook.com/fempowerment – I have sorted them out, now just figuring out how to get them off H’s laptop and onto Facebook. I’ve never been the most technical of grrls! And why so little blogging? Twitter. I admit it. I have started Tweeting, and it’s so easy, that I have become a…

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Feisty’s College Connection: Dorm Room Diet

February 19, 2009
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Are you dreading the Freshman 15? I won’t lie to you. I was a victim of the Freshman-and-Sophmore 25! In fact, it took me all the way to grad school to figure out how to eat properly on campus. Campus cafeterias are full of temptations, from all-you-can-eat buffets to twice-daily desserts. But I learned how to beat them, and you can, too. Here’s a list of tips I wish someone had given me when I started university. 1. Save yourself for the really good desserts If your cafeteria is anything like mine was, you could eat two desserts a day….

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Step AWAY from the Stuffing! EMERGENCY PODCAST: How To Survive – and Thrive! – During the Holidays!

November 24, 2008
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How to Survive – And Thrive! – during the Holiday Season! In this first of the Emergency Holiday Podcasts, we return to Scott Smith, my Motivational Guru from MotivationToMove.com. Scott is one of my Secret Weapons, and I’m sharing him with YOU. Are you having an issue with Will Power? Are you stressed out? Have you just tiptoed up to the precipice and looked over…into the abyss of Holiday Feasting Madness? Scott’s here to give you a lift – and a plan. Here are the links that Scott mentions in the interview: The MotivationToMove.com Holiday Survival Guide Free Premium MotivationToMove.com Membership…

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A List About What To Eat

June 20, 2008
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Have you read any of Michael Pollan’s books? The Botany of Desire, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, or the new In Defense of Food? They’re great, and make you think. This is a quick excerpt from The Omnivore’s Dilemma. This list is deceptively easy, – but one that all nascent Bond Grrls should consider putting into practice:   1. Don’t eat anything your grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food. 2. Avoid foods containing ingredients you can’t pronounce. 3. Don’t eat anything that wouldn’t eventually rot. 4. Avoid food products that carry health claims. 5. Shop the peripheries of the supermarket; stay out of the middle. 6. Better yet,…

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choc’lit!

May 28, 2008
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OK in skimming the blogs for the Avon/007 perfume, I found two entries I am in love with, from Stylefrizz.com.  Check these out:   Chocolate or Honey-Dipped Sunglasses…   Or, for those of you who are afraid that you could only eat, like, one lens, a chocolate bar with the calories all marked out for you to count!      


Halal Meat

May 19, 2008
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One of my Bond Grrls is in Morocco, and recently sent me information on Halal Meat.  It sounds very similar to Kosher butchering (the animal is humanely treated, etc.) – but now another friend who has a blog that I love (hey, it’s pictures… say no more) did a post on Halal Meat, and included a great link to the New York Times article on why we should all be checking into this more. Here’s the link to his blog, SFPhotorama.com (scroll down to see the photos of the San Francisco Halal butcher shop).   


BONUS INTERVIEW PODCAST: Minna Yoo from LoveBottle.net

May 12, 2008
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This Coffee Chat podcast is with Minna Yoo, CEO and Founder of LoveBottle.Net.  LoveBottle.net sells reusable glass water bottles with single-hand-opening pop tops that you can write on. The idea is based on the studies of Masaru Emoto (which you can find at www.hado.net), that show that whatever you write on a glass can actually effect the water crystals inside of the glass. So Love Bottles change your water with the energy of the words that you write on them. And when you consider that 70% of your body is water, you get to infuse that energy into your own being. (NOTE: I don’t get…

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BONUS VIDEO PODCAST: The Bartender and the Bond Girl Take On Old Fashioned Subjects (50MB)

May 10, 2008
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This is the 2nd of a 3-part vodcast series done with Mr. Martini (BehindTheBarShow.com). The first was in celebration of the Kentucky Derby – we made a mint julep and discussed Da Horses. In this vodcast, we take the bourbon from the julep and create an Old Fashioned. Then, we discuss how to have a Signature Cocktail without being branded High Maintenance, plus some Old Fashioned Virtues… such as manners, etiquette, language, and listening.  In particular, we discuss how you Bond Girls can understand how men communicate, and to embody this secret weapon to be even More Enticing than you already are! Let me know what you…

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Eco-Gastronomy and Saying Grace

May 7, 2008
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Today’s entry in San Francisco IdealBite goes like this: Ever seen da Vinci’s “The Last Supper”? The Bite Then you know food can be art. And that’s what the founders of Slow Food International – a nonprofit devoted to bringing back whole foods that are cooked and savored slowly – are all about. If you’re into food prepared the old-fashioned way (and with sustainability in mind), add slow foods to your daily menu for a more vibrant…er, palate. The Benefits Eating becomes art. Getting to know ingredients, producers, and the cultural history behind our foods makes for more soul-satisfying meals. An…

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LUPEC

May 3, 2008
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Hey… I told ya I was trying to clean up my online To Do/To Read list today… Here is an organization that I found while investigating items for our Kentucky Derby vodcast — LUPEC — Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails. I’m sad because it looks like this site is not being maintained – last link was in 2007 – but it’s such a great idea, and has some great cocktail recipes, so I’m going to knock on their virtual door, and see if anyone answers! BTW, the reason I wound up there was looking for a definition…

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