AHS Recap: Richard Nikoley

I stuffed my head full of ideas at the Ancestral Health Symposium. Here’s my recap of some of the things I learned in the presentation “Self-Experimentation: The Best Science?” given by Richard Nikoley, the smarty-pants behind For a very comprehensive round-up of other bloggers’ impressions of the conference, visit Richard’s monster post with lots of links... read more

Friday Flashback: Shut Up And Put Up?

I’ve been blogging here since 2008, and – if I do say so myself – there’s some good stuff in my archive that you might have missed. On Fridays, I’m going to take you on a Friday Flashback and point you to some good stuff from the checkered past of The Clothes Make The Girl. Shut Up & Put Up? Originally posted on November 14, 2010, this post is about a Newsweek piece that... read more

Paleo Food Friends

There’s never been a better time to be a food lover who wants to eat healthy, and I’m delighted to see the explosion of paleo/primal cookbooks over the next few months. The momentum behind these cookbooks totally fuels my daydream of a future when loving to eat and eating healthy, high-quality food aren’t mutually exclusive for most people. I read about a get-together recently of... read more

So That Was Weird

I’m sorry if you had any odd experiences with my site today. My kickass WordPress theme was, as they say, “compromised,” and some wackadoodle stuff might have happened when you clicked on photos or links. Happily, Dave – my fantastic husband and IT wizard – fixed the problem. It should be business as usual around here from now... read more

AHS Recap: Nora Gedgaudas

I stuffed my head full of ideas at the Ancestral Health Symposium. Here’s my recap of some of the things I learned in the presentation “Diet and Mental Health” given by Nora Gedgaudas, a Certified Nutritional Therapist and author of the book Primal Body, Primal Mind. (For a very comprehensive round-up of other bloggers’ impressions of the conference, visit This... read more

Recharging My Batteries

My trip to the Ancestral Health Symposium was just as inspiring, exhilarating, playful, and food-filled as I hoped it would be. And now while my head is exploding with ideas, my body is begging for some downtime. I’ll fill you in on lots of details later – including take-aways from my favorite presentations and photos from two outdoor adventures. (Hint: The Hollywood sign was involved.) In the... read more

Ancestral Health Symposium

I’m off to the Ancestral Health Symposium in Los Angeles Thursday morning, and while packing, I realized that I was super-stupid excited. Number one, I’m going to be among the giant brains who figured all this paleo stuff out so we can just eat. Second, Austin was 107 F today and will be the same tomorrow and the day after that; LA is around 80 F during the day and 65 F at night. I’m... read more

Suck It, Thrusters. New PR!

As I’ve said many times, I have no love for thrusters. I do, however, have a thing for sprint-y workouts going on right now, and I was eager to jump into the WOD this morning…  despite a terrible night of tossing and turning on my busted-ass shoulder. Happily, doing stuff straight overhead doesn’t irritate my slanty-in-the-socket humerus; it was so ON. Skill build to a heavy 2 reps of... read more

Paleo Chicken Bastila

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post about the cookbook Middle Eastern Cooking by Rose Dosti and how my dad and I bonded over an illicit photocopying session of recipes from the book. One of the treasures I found inside its pages was a recipe for Chicken Bastila, a traditional Moroccan dish usually prepared for holidays and weddings. It’s a sweet-savory pie made from layers of phyllo dough stuffed... read more

Saturday Sprints: A Story In Photos

To aid in the quest for superhero body composition, many people I trust recommend occasional sprints, in addition to lifting heavy things and met-cons (and rest/recovery!) Dave and I kinda halfway pinky-swore to do sprints every other Saturday, and this week was our first time. New goal: begun! We hit Eilers Park here in Austin, the location where I first started my CrossFit adventures at bootcamp. I have... read more

You Really Gotta Meet… Kathleen

I’m fortunate to know some pretty amazing people. Thanks to CrossFit, Roller Derby, paleo nutrition, this blog, and other wacky/fun/scary/silly adventures, I’m able to surround myself with best-quality people to humor me when I want to do The Murph and comfort me when my frexcitement gets the best of me. Good things are even better when they’re shared, so you really gotta meet… Kathleen... read more

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