Three things I do to make traveling with my ULTRA sensitive self easy! You like sideways videos, right?? My bad!
One of my favorite stop-offs in South Lake Tahoe is Sprouts Natural Foods Café. Yum! Originally created by the current owner’s mother in the mid 70’s as a health food store and five-seat juice bar (then called“The Fresh Apple”), after operation by two subsequent owners and repurchase and renovation by the original owner’s son in…
So here’s what I’d like to address in this blog post: Craziness. Not your average kook-on-the-street-yelling-to-himself-mental-illness crazy—but self-induced-food-crazy (SIFC). It can really sneak up on you, take it from me: I recently had to reel myself back from the brink of SIFC, and it wasn’t a pretty thing. I even learned from my friend Julie that there’s an actual label for SIFC (other than, thank you, SIFC), and it’s a condition called Orthorexia Nervosa —here’s a definition out of Wikipedia:
When I get something in my head, I will NOT rest until it is done/found/completed etc. This time, it was the Travel Cooler Question. Since I travel a lot, usually on planes, I’m always bringing snacks and food, but resisted bringing an actual COOLER with me until now. For one, coolers are usually big and bulky and if I check it, well, that’s one less suitcase of clothes I can bring, or else I’ve got to pay to check it, depending on the airline (Southwest, I Heart U, just sayin…). Not to mention the handling of the cooler by airport staff (no offense) might result in unrecognizable food when I got it back, plus I wanted to eat on the plane.