It’s been a rough two weeks in the Zen With Julia household. We’ve had a further bout of illness, several trips to the doctor, a downturn in the weather and some major disagreements with the dog over what she should and shouldn’t eat (should eat her own food, shouldn’t eat…

I hope you enjoyed Christmas and are now relaxing with those who are dear to you. It can be an exhausting time, and definitely one of accumulation and consumption.   The Christian roots of Christmas place it quite clearly as the beginning of an era, but as an annual event…