I recently held The Vegan Week in my hands for the first time. It was a good feeling. I’ve joked so much about how difficult this writing process was, how it moved in fits and starts and deadline extensions. In spite of my own floundering, I worked with an amazing team of collaborators, and thanks to them, it’s really a beautiful book. Today in class my yoga teacher said something about the process of taking on a challenge. She pointed out how often…

September may be the start of back-to-school season, but in many ways,  it always feels to me like the last month of summer. Where I live, September is usually quite warm. There are always some cooler mornings, and there’s more dryness in the air, but basically, it’s still a month of light layers and bare arms. At the farmer’s market, there are apples and winter squash. But there are still stone fruits, tomatoes, and eggplants till the first week of October, and sometimes…

Sometimes, something happens that makes me especially aware of my ability to turn small things into big things. This is especially true when it comes to anything I’ve been avoiding. Unpacking is still in process around here. I’ve gotten a lot done, but my original goal of unpacking 2 boxes per day has become 2 boxes per week. At this point, I’m down to only a few boxes. But oh, how I’ve been procrastinating with those boxes. I always think it’s funny how…

I’ve been struggling to decide what to do about my windows. The windows in my studio are what made me fall in love with it. They’re really big, relative to the space, with black frames that stand out against the white walls. They allow the studio to become flooded with light during the day. But even when the sun is at its peak, the light remains creamy and warm. I face a stone-colored wall on another building. Somehow there’s enough distance between my…

Each Sunday, I publish a post that includes personal musings and articles on medicine, science, and the human experience. These are reminders that health and wellness extend far beyond what's on our plates.