Bobbi's Blog

I hope you enjoy my personal musings on food, fitness and faith as it plays out in my life. My Head to Heart Meditations is the new home for my faith reflections. Fitness articles will appear under Fitness: Fitness in the News. I have designed this website myself and I write all of the content and take all of the photos. Thanks for taking the time and interest to read my heart-felt words. I hope in some way to inspire you to live a joyful, creative and healthy life!


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When did "nice" become a dirty word?

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I’ve read several articles recently that described the difference between the words nice and kind. In short, the nice person is described as an inauthentic people pleaser with low self-esteem, who's driven by her need to be validated by others, can't accept criticism, and ends up angry and bitter. …

Old Ladies in Yoga Pants

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Recently a disgruntled old man wrote a letter to the editor of his paper to complain about older women walking around town in yoga pants (aka leggings). He felt that anyone over 20 looked ridiculous in them, which sparked a large protest parade of women of all sizes and ages wearing yoga pants. …

Christmas Morning, by Pat Bortz

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I want to thank my good friend and talented author, Pat Bortz, for sharing this lovely story with me. Although children grow up and start their own family traditions, we can still adjust and embrace the change, like Pat. …

What Do Chia, Pitaya and Açai Have in Common?

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Question: What do chia, pitaya, and açai have in common… besides strange names?


Answer: These are three foods that were featured in the morning “Energy Bowls” I enjoyed on my recent trip to San Diego. 


Wishing you a safe and happy July 4th!

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We’re off celebrating the 4th with family and friends, but we wanted to wish you a safe and happy holiday!


As you stock up on supplies…


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Keep children at a distance, while adults do the lighting…


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Hot Inside and Out

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Summer will officially arrive in a few short weeks, but the heat has been around now for a while (at least here in North Carolina). As I was working in my garden, sweat dripping down my face, I was reminded of an apparent contradiction. …

Mistakes in the Kitchen

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I must admit, I make more mistakes in the kitchen than I’d like to reveal. Some make little difference and are easy to rectify. Others are happy mistakes that turn out very well. Then, there are the times when the mistakes are just plain bad!


You like omelet and I like frittata…

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For those of you who don’t get the title, “You say omelet and I say frittata,” it comes from the Gershwin song, “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” from the film, “Shall We Dance.” The verses compare different ways of saying the same word, depending on your dialect. …

Petticoats, Patent Leather, and Pavlova - Easters Past and Present

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I hope everyone had a beautiful Easter! It brings back some of my very happiest memories. 


I remember my grandparents giving me and my brother a sugar Easter egg with a scene inside. I was thrilled, until I tried to eat it. …

To Detox or Not To Detox? What is the answer?

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Back in 2010 when I put together my first detox group, detoxing was only popular among a very limited group of health “nuts.” However, as the years passed, detoxes became so commonplace that most people now have either participated in one or have a close friend or family member who has.



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