#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller

Archive for January, 2017

Losing Button

I adopted my long-haired gray cat, Button, last year, after the death of his original owner, now affectionately referred to in the Triple L family as First Mama.  He was twenty years old when he came to bide a while with this outfit, and frankly, I didn’t expect him to last long.  I also hesitated to take him in at first, mostly because–well–he was twenty, for heaven’s sake, and I had lost two kitties and my beloved Yorkie in the previous year, and I figured more pet-grief was about the last thing I needed.  Fortunately, though, I came to my

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Moderation, moderation, moderation

This week, doing my modified Paleo, I lost two pounds.  (I still attend Weight Watchers faithfully, even though I’ve gone rogue where what I eat is concerned.)  Naturally, I’m pleased–but I feel compelled to stress the word ‘modified’ here.  In my opinion, 100 percent Paleo–or almost anything else–is not only impossible, but not necessarily something to aspire to, either.  Carbohydrates, at least, the complex ones, are part of a healthy eating style–and even simple carbs have their place in some instances.  As an example, I try to avoid refined sugar, but I have coconut sugar in my coffee and tea–not

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Cattle drives rarely went more than ten or twelve miles a day, as the cattle had to be given time to rest and graze. A drive from Texas to Montana could take up to five months.