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homemade muesli

I would have thought that all of the "healthy new years resolution" buzz would have slightly died down by now (i.e. some people would have already given up).  But no, everything is still in full swing.   People are bumbling left and right carrying yoga mats, Safeway is totally sold-out of kale, and I have to elbow through people while trying to run my normal (usually very uncrowded) loop around the block.  Right now, everyone is so focused on what they want to change about themselves/their routine. 

What about the things that we actually like about ourselves?  What about our little daily rituals and routines that make us happy?

I think that this whole mentality that we need to "fix" our bad, former ways, and "totally revamp" our routine is problematic.  So Dr. Oz told you that the gingerbread latte that makes you smile is going to slowly and painfully kill you, or your neighbor told you that Cross Fit is so much better for you than your weekly Friday ni…

raspberry jam crumble bars

"An artist is nothing without his or her obsessions, and I have mine." -Andres Serrano

In English, the word "obsession" has a  negative connotation.  
From Mariah Carey taunting us all with "why you so obsessed with me?," to the fact that being "obsessive" seems synonymous to having a "disorder."
Who said being "obsessive" is a bad thing?  Does being "obsessed" with something make you a crazy person?
I don't think so.  In fact, I think that I can be an "obsessive" person, and it's one of my favorite things about myself.