Getting Dirty

We aren’t getting dirty enough anymore.  In years past, humans spent greater amounts of time outdoors, in contact with nature, literally getting dirt on our hands and in our mouths.  Getting so dirty exposed us to soil-based organisms, the original probiotics, the invisible good guys that stimulate our immune systems, populate our guts, aid in…

Love Your Liver Dandy Mocha

  Your liver is such a beautiful organ, working hard daily to remove toxic substances from your bloodstream.  People love to talk about detoxifying programs or recipes, and various plants can hep us with detoxification, but it really the liver doing the hard work.  Toxins aren’t always things floating around in our environment and food…

The Smouldering Fire Within

A silent, smouldering fire within.  Chronic inflammation can cause a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms and really affect your health.  Excess inflammation in the body can cause weight gain, low energy, mental fog, digestive issues, depression, sleep issues, anxiety and pain in the joints and tissues of the body.  When chronic inflammation goes on for…

Making Sense of Eating

I like to read about how eating affects our wellness.  I’m genuinely interested in it and I like to read about the arguments for paleo diets and vegan diets.  I like to learn how ketogenic diets work and what the benefits may be, especially for those with serious illness. I came across the meat-only carnivore…

Hormonal Health for Women

Women experience life in personal cycles that dance within the scope of a larger cycle, with full ranges of emotions, both light and dark.   These cycles  can bring on periods of great inspiration and creativity, and at other times can become deeply intuitive and introspective.  As women, are walking as natural barometers on our…

Chocolate Almond Smoothie

This is one of these great smoothie recipes that tastes like it should be bad for you, but is actually full of really good stuff.  Chia and flax offer omega-3 fats and fiber, cinnamon helps to stabilize blood sugar and it is sweetened only with frozen bananas. Almond extract melds the chocolate, almond and cinnamon…

A Stretch for Sciatic Pain

Here is a simple stretch that can be used to relieve sciatic pain, or pain in the low back that tends to extend down into the legs.  Sciatic pain refers to discomfort that radiates along the path of your sciatic nerve, which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks.  Please do not…

Why Skin Matters

I began creating my own homemade skin care products in my kitchen several years ago. I love very much were suffering and I decided to educate myself in order to help them. My firstborn son was diagnosed with “eczema” that looked like a severe burn, and would sometimes bleed.  We tried an elimination diet, and…

Coming from the Heart

I have been very interested in different healing modalities for as long as I can remember.  I have learned Reiki, a form of hands-on energy healing.  I have studied herbalism.  I have trained in bodywork – massage, trigger point therapy and myofascial release.  All of these have added to my own understanding of the body…

Meditation: The Witness

“Or perhaps I am the one Who is out in the night, The forest sand wet under My feet, moonlight shining… And he is the one who is At home.  He sits in my chair Calmly; he reads and prays All night.  He loves to feel His own body around him: he does not leave…