Healing the Trauma of Chronic Illness

Dealing long term with a chronic illness is exhausting.  In addition to the fatigue and debilitating pain that disease itself can bring, those suffering from chronic conditions often have emotional trauma to deal with.  Missing out on life, suffering from silent symptoms, seeking endlessly to find answers and solutions, being made to feel that the…

Grain-free, Vegan, Paleo Pancakes

Made with almond flour, these pancakes deliver more protein that the usual grain-based breakfast treat.  Tapioca starch bind the almond flour, keeping the pancakes from crumbling.  They need to cook for a bit longer, and the result is pleasantly crispy with delicious depth of flavor. Sweetened with applesauce, vanilla and a touch of maple syrup,…

Strawberry Macadamia Bowl

Bursting with the lusciousness of ripe strawberries, this bowl offers creamy texture and plenty of good fats in the form of chia seeds and crunchy macadamias.  Make it the night before for an easy breakfast on a busy morning.  You can also sub n other seasonal fruits such as raspberries, blueberries or peaches. Strawberry Macadamia…

Super Seaweed Slaw

Seaweeds are an excellent, natural source of iodine, and precious few natural foods contain iodine.  Iodine is essential for the proper functioning of your thyroid.  It also benefits healthy hair and nails, improves energy and stamina, boosts immunity and detoxifies.  However, they tend to be forgotten in Western diets.  The biggest problem is, how the…

Learning the Language of Your Own Mind

Hurt feelings don’t vanish on their own.  They don’t heal themselves. Your mind holds on to past hurts, and protects you by blocking you from experiencing them again.  However, these same blocks can hold us back from moving forward in our lives. The key to unlocking these blocks is the subconscious mind. Through trace, regression…

Lemony Kale Pasta

Bright,green, easy and healthy! This pasta is a cinch to put together for a lunch or quick dinner.  And, on it’s own, it yields 7 grams of plant based protein per serving. It’s also dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan. Kale is one of my favorite greens to grow in the garden and to have on hand…

Root Cause Healing

What if you could heal yourself, deeply and completely, through the power of your own mind? You can.  The subconscious mind is the key to your healing. We all carry memories within us.  And it is the job of the subconscious mind to  process and catalogue each and every one of them. A memory is…

Take the Damn Pills Until You Don’t Need the Pills Anymore

Many of us never realize what a completely unique and special individual we are.  Throughout all of human history, there has never before existed a person with your exact confluence of genetics and physiology.  Just as no two snowflakes, grains of sand or blades of grass in this world are the same, there is, and…

Vegan Parmesan

This is an easy, 4-ingredient recipe that can be used as a salty, cheesy topping for pasta, pizza, salads and more! It forms a fine, dry crumble that is perfect for sprinkling and has a delicious, cheesy taste. If you’ve avoiding or sensitive to dairy, it is a perfect alternative that tastes a lot better…

Comparative Suffering – Guest Writer Jennifer Sofie Gulick May

I am excited to share that I have a guest writer for today’s post.  Jennifer Sofie Gulick May is a dear friend of mine and a professional mental health counselor.  She has a wonderfully thoughtful, grounded and balanced way of looking at things.  Here, she shares insight about seeking self-empathy during difficult times: It’s been…