If You’re Not Okay With It, Don’t Be Okay With It

I have recently been reading a great deal of articles I come across online that state some of the disturbing facts around plastic.  By the year 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.  A sperm whale recently died on a beach with 13 pounds of plastic in his stomach, including 115…

How to Eat to Feel

We are fascinating beings, composed of various elements as reactive as a chemistry experiment.  How you eat can affect your mood, attention, pain levels and memory, due to the processes your body carries out with the components of your meal. You probably already lean towards one type of breakfast over others.  Maybe it’s eggs and…

Vanilla Ginger Kale Smoothie: Your Kids Might Drink It

This is a green smoothie that tastes more like dessert than green goodness.  It does go down a lot like a cold melted ice cream shake.  With kale. My kids will drink this if I call it a “Green Monster Drink” or a “Hulk Smoothie”.  It is probably the only way they would ever swallow…

Cilantro Roasted Root Vegetables with Millet

This is one of those things I made on a day when I thought I had nothing in the house…some dry millet, a 5 lb bag of carrots, two parsnips, the stems from a bunch of cilantro… But lo and behold, it came out gloriously flavorful, toothsome and satisfying.  I soaked the millet first, as…

The Root Chakra

Your chakras are the energy centers of your body and they have the capacity to store the memories of specific emotional and spiritual experiences.  There is a strong connection between the chakra system and your physical health or illness.  There are 7 major chakras, and they are positioned in specific places of the body. The…

On Creative Success

Are you weird? Good.  Very good. Do you worry what others think of you or what you’re doing? I hope so. Have you created something that you were nervous to share, unsure of how it would be received? Fantastic! Does your work cause others to feel uncomfortable?  Do your fantasies push the boundaries of what…

How’s Your Soup?

If I went to a high class, 5-star type restaurant, I think I would order their soup. I know, it’s the most mundane thing on the menu but I feel like a place like that should have really outstanding soup. Soup is a foundation. It’s basic and simple. You find stock and soup recipes in…

Meditation…with Horse

Walking with my horse around our field, on a loose swinging line – just a suggestion for him to stay with me. I consciously make an effort not to restrain him. If he speeds up, I ask him to slow down. I explain that we’re just walking now. People around here would think I was…

What is the Wisdom Ranch?

Okay.  Here it is.  My very first blog entry, and I named it “The Wisdom Ranch” so it better be something profound.  Something epic and smart and really, really cool. Well… Here’s the truth, just me, who I am at this point on my journey.  And what I hope to offer you.  Here is the…