December 6, 2018


The Die Off

Snow crunched under his heavy boots as Keith Benning walked toward the abandoned trailer. With each breath, a plume of white fog hit the air. The coldest, darkest days of winter had arrived. The die off had begun. 

It was January in North Dakota on...

November 6, 2018

I tell my clients all the time that in order to lose weight, you have to change your mindset. You have to re-wire your thinking, change your relationship with food, ask yourself why you eat and most importantly you have to find happiness. Every diet will help you to lo...

July 23, 2018

Her demons come out at night. I don’t know what she’s seen or been through but I know the night time scares her. When the shadows creep across our back lawn and the swings gently rattle, the tail that whacks me during the day out of pure joy falls somber and still at d...

July 11, 2018

This summer when you set out to find a food truck and have a cheat meal that is not within the boundaries of your diet, let me give you some pointers on how not to sabotage yourself.

A lesson in what not to do. 

  • Don’t split your prize meal with anyone. Eat it all. In...

April 23, 2018

I remember the exact moment when I decided to drink wine every night for the rest of my life.

It was 11 p.m., I was sitting at our kitchen table naked from the waist up. All three of my human children and another furry one were finally asleep and it was time to settle d...

March 17, 2018

Forever After (ARC Sneak Peek!) Not official. 


They say new love euphoria doesn’t last.

That the hazy intoxication that clouds the heart and mind eventually burns off to reveal an ugly truth. But it’s not your fault you didn’t see it coming. You were hoodwinked an...

February 17, 2018

I have a theory. My theory is that everyone already knows what to do to lose weight and that we also know what is healthy for us and what is not. When it comes to losing weight and being healthy, not knowing what to do is NOT the problem. The problem is figuring out ho...

February 11, 2018

I grabbed a pen from the bar and a little white square napkin. With one hand covering what I was writing as if to shield him from cheating off my answers, I wrote down the amalgam, AFFAIRYTALE. I pushed it his way, took another large sip and stared straight ahead not w...

December 19, 2017

When you wake up on Jan. 2 with a bloated stomach and guilty conscience from holiday overindulgences, you might ponder which diet program to try this year. Before you decide, consider this: all diets work. Period. From the restrictive cabbage soup diet to the more mode...

November 2, 2017

Local resident C.J. English, who was born and raised in Fargo, might seem like an ordinary woman, aside from the fact that she has written a memoir that recently hit No. 1 on Amazon Kindle in “Diaries and Journals.” Initially rejected by dozens of publishers, English n...

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