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From Type A to Type B+

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Gold-letter-AEach Monday, Tiffany posts a message that provides positive energy and tips for eating more mindfully. The purpose of the weekly message is to reinforce the ideas from the talks and classes that are a part of the Como Water Membership, and to further support those living the veg-centric lifestyle. To receive our Mindfulness Mondays posts, Become A Member today.

From Type A to Type B+

Can you believe that 2014 is almost over? I still can’t believe it and while some folks really hate resolutions, I love them. I love reflecting on the person I’ve become and contemplating the person I want to be. And I’ve made new years resolutions of every size, shape, and flavor. I’ve made lists, I had themes for the year, and in 2010, my friends and I made quarterly goals.

This coming year, I have but one resolution–to go from being Type A to Type B+. You see, I actually never thought of myself as Type A. That is, until a friend sent me this buzzfeed link, as well as this link. It was at that moment that I had an epiphany — I. AM. TYPE. A! Haha.

Well, realizing that I was Type A was kind of funny, until I thought about what that probably means for my stress levels. When I started digging, I found that being Type A was also associated with stroke, heart disease, and other health problems. So, while Type A folks definitely accomplish a lot, I had to ask myself, am I willing to pay those costs?

The answer is, I am not willing, which is why I will embrace being Type B+ in 2015. Good will be great enough. I will still strive to do my best, but I will try to focus and concentrate, and to embrace the notion that perfect really can be the enemy of the good.

So with that folks, be safe on New Years eve! And here’s to an amazingly beautiful and bountiful 2015! Woop! Woop!

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantra—love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!

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