Jul 2, 2017

Hi {!firstname_fix}, 

I have made my way cross country. Tonight I am in Boston. I am staying with my ex husband and his wife. It is more like being with a brother and a SIL. Many years ago, we all decided that we would be kind and civil and work hard at parenting 3 children. That commitment and many years of caring and commitment have served us well. We are all good friend these days and we enjoy and bless 3 adult children and 3 young adult grandchildren.

My daughter came down from Vermont, we all went out to dinner at Legal Sea Foods. It is a tradition to go out for fish. I changed my flight to first flight out which means getting up at 3:30 and driving down to the airport in darkness. David is gracious about it and the airport is not far. Tomorrow, Jen and I will drive down to Long Island for a visit with my Auntie.  Car time is always wonderful and we planned to drive to Bridgeport, Ct and and then take the ferry over to Long Island so we drive down through fields rather than the city.

The recipe pages didn't get done. They will but it didn't happen before I left.

It will be a pause time in the community. The mentors are all skilled and experienced in handling everything that needs to be done.

Read the coaching section please so you are updated on how it is evolving.

Our Classes
This option is ongoing. You may join at any time. We will be bringing those of you who are waiting when I get back on the 15th,

Radiant Coaching 

This is for people who are serious about their programs and would like to have ongoing coaching. You will be guided in making your own individual plan. You will learn about journaling and adjusting your food for your life goals - what to do when. You can look at things to do to start while you are actually working the steps. You will be given tools and shown how to use them.

The coaching is done online in a group using Yahoo and Google. We currently have two levels for coaching - one for people who are newer in the program which focuses on the earlier steps, and one for people who are skilled in the program and want to take things deeper.

I do want to clarify that coaching is not the same as the classes. It is more responsive to you and where you are in the program. If you want help and are ready to be be guided, this is the process for you. But it Is also about your learning to direct your own process. The benefits you get include learning how to do skilled journaling and to interpret it to really understand how the changes you are making affect your well being.

The fee is $20 per week and is billed in 2 week intervals. It is an unusual opportunity to work directly with me to be liberated from your past diet history. The signup is under the *special* tab on the classes page.  If you want to join, please email me first so we can touch base about whether this is right for you.

Starting July  5

No new classes starting

Starting July 12

Step 1: The Art of Breakfast  our foundation class to get you started. Learn all four parts of step 1 in a structured way. Learn how to progress through them with enjoyment. Let us support getting your program off to a fabulous start.  This class will be taught right on the step One list. It is free.


Testimonial of the Week
I would say it isn't so much about which date to count, but whether you have been on step six long enough for you to relax, settle in and truly engage with the process. It's a bit hard to describe (smile), but for me that felt like the unclenching of a fist inside. I started to trust the process and ENJOY being exactly where I was instead of pushing onward to the next thing. I started to be able to smile at the unhealed bits and think, well, what shall I do about that today? Instead of fretting, fretting, fretting or trying to ignore what my body was telling me.

Radiant Recovery Store
This week, it makes sense to remind you of two incredible products that can support your program. We carry these incredible digestive enzymes. If you have any kind of digestive stuff going on (constipation, bloating, feeling hungry all the time, or allergies), you might be amazed at how much better you feel by taking the enzymes. The all round one is called Quadrazyme.

The second one we carry is Gammazyme, a specialized enzyme product for people who have ulcers or IBS . Digestive enzymes are great for sugar sensitive people, but one of them, protease can be a problem if your gut is inflamed and open. Gammazyme has no protease so it is safe for you and helps digest your food better. Means YOU get more nutrition.

I know that Kathleen spent a long time looking at different enzyme products before she chose these. And she uses them herself. 

Please send questions and suggestions. I love hearing from you and truly want to help you do your program better. ​​​​​​​
Radiant Kitchen

Crustless Mushroom Quiche

  • 12 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 8 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup shredded light Swiss cheese
Preheat oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit.
  1. Heat 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil over medium-high heat in a skillet. Cook the mushrooms until the edges are brown and the liquid is evaporated. Transfer to lightly greased 9-inch pie plate.
  2. Whisk eggs, milk, mustard and 1/4 tsp. each of salt and pepper. Pour over mushrooms. Sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Let stand for 3 minutes before serving.

Calories - 255; Protein - 19 g; Fat 17 g; Carbohydrates - 5 g

Makes 4 servings 

For great program-friendly recipes, check out our Cookbook 
in the store.

Radiant YLD
The YLD program is pretty unique. No wild promises, just solid information and caring support.
LIFETIME membership

Exclusive information on what contributed to your weight and what you can do about it.

Special classes on weight loss including The Obesity Myth, Fat Terror, Exercise for Weight loss, Clothing for your size and style.
Ongoing, in-depth discussion about successful weight loss 

Weekly private weight loss chats held at two different times each week led by Kathleen herself. They are funny, informative and healing.

Access to a private facebook group to share joys, progress, pictures and questions.

If you would like to join us in YLD, come find us here.  

Radiant Living
If you come to Radiant LIving this week, it will be *play time*.  Mentors will be there and will be sharing with you the JOY of radiance emerging.

Radiant Living will allow you to share a dialogue with others - people who are asking the same questions and exploring answers boldly and with the humility that comes with doing the food. 
If you would like to join us in Radiant Living, come find us here.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


*Watching the Tide*​​​​​​

Kathleen DesMaisons, Ph.D.​​​​​​​


The air smells like sea and seaweed and grass. There are two seagulls who come every summer to visit with my SIL. They know her and wait for her arrival and then shift into the *summer routine* which is means come on the deck railing and waiting for breakfast or dinner.  They sit on the roof of that little house and watch for her. If I get up and go out before she is up, they don't come, they wait.

She cooks oatmeal and cottage cheese for them. She saves the lobster shells for them, but only after she has boiled them to make broth for lunchtime soups. They come for meals, they poop on the deck and my brother goes out and scrubs the wood so where we sit is always clean. I sit on the stuffed deck chair with my morning coffee and read the paper. I don't know what is happening with the paper scene yet. Apparently, the process of distributing the NY Times from the ferry has been more difficult since the paper store went out of business. The Guardian will come on Monday with the mail. My brother has his mail forwarded once a week from Florida.

These are the types of big questions that face us on the Island although reading matter is never an issue because the library runs a second hand book store that smells like musty books but has wonderful treasure from the summer people who clear out their collections at the end of the summer. Last year someone left the whole series of the Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency and I spent evenings savoring the wonderful stories.

It is a time of deep rest. There is no cell service for the phone. Time is marked by the tides moving in and out. There will be a hot dog and bean supper at the church. It is important to go early if you want to get a piece of Milly's blueberry pie. The church ladies have the process down. I think they have been doing it for 80 years, every other week on Thursday night. There are larger beans and tiny pea beans, and pale pink hotdogs boiled and served in church china bowls, There is coleslaw that always tastes the same. The water is served from ribbed plastic pitchers. I imagine that those of you who go to church suppers know exactly what I mean.

Bobby, the lobster man comes with his wife and sons and daughter. The daughters of the Islanders are sturdy, strong young women. Sometimes I sit down by the dock and watch them as they unload the boats and put the lobsters into blue crates and sort them on strings that are thread around a place on the edge of the cove. They are held until they are put in the tanker truck and then taken to the mainland to go south to distributors. The tanker truck is an 18 wheeler and goes out on the last ferry of the day. It takes up the whole center of the ferry, slipping into its slot. Islanders know not to book their cars for the last ferry of the day because there won't be room. The regular summer people know how to manage. They keep a junker car on the island and the regular car over in the parking lot at the ferry dock. They cross over to go to Home Depot and such stores for supplies. The UPS truck comes on the 9:30 ferry so other goods come then. 

If we call Bobby and tell him we want lobster, he brings them up to his house from the boat. We go up at 5 to get them, and they pull them from the tank at the house. Four lobsters for $10, sometimes $12 depending on the market. I don't eat lobster anywhere but Maine. Once you have had unstressed lobsters caught that day, you never want to eat anything but that. We won't have corn because it is too early, but we have vegetables grown by the young people who are farming now. And Maine has wonderful potatoes. We take out the big boiler and get the plates with the lobster pictures on them. It is all part of what happens.

Maine and New Mexico are the two sides of my soul, the sea and the sky and mountains. Both fill me.
If You Listen, Your Body Will Speak. ​​​​​​​
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