Health

The Chaotic. And a Few Things I know.

It’s been a bit chaotic around here. Baby boy’s been squealing from bellyaches, Beanstalk’s been asking “why” and I’ve been jostling and juggling and answering questions. I’ve been chopping veggies, packing lunches, and buttoning up princess dresses with one hand, bouncing baby in the other….Holding and swaddling, explaining and swaying. I’ve been returning phone calls, taking orders, and… read more

Ode to Birth. And the Life Thereafter.

I feel the light drawing me forward, pushing me gently toward the epitome of bliss that awaits my being when I meet eternity in that thing I have created, that soul I have nurtured. Veins pulse with excitement, the heart races and my body crashes  against the waves of doubt, of breathless fear and awestruck fury. Like the… read more

My Journey to Health: Before, After and Beyond.

Well. We’ve reached the end of this series. (YAY! We did it!) We’ve made it through the good and the bad of my close-up encounter with cancer, and the ugly of losing my father. We’ve lived through the not-so-pretty parts of my tango with weight gain and migraines and miscarriage. We’ve re-visited the pain of infidelity and… read more

My Journey to Health: A Secret Revealed!

So here’s the skinny. I’ve covered all the topics that I said I would, including community and diet and forgiveness. I’ve talked about gratitude and sunshine and exercise. and how each one played a vital part in my path to health. I’ve been true and I’ve been honest. And it’s been good! I was going to… read more

My Journey to Health: Getting Fit.

Exercise. The very word conjured up negative images and unpleasant feelings for me. It made me feel sick, just thinking about how nauseous I would have to get, to work up a sweat (which was almost impossible for me, at the time!) much less to lose weight from it. It wasn’t that I was lazy,… read more

Happy Little Finds: Clove Oil for Canker Sores!

I am currently in a bit of a love affair with essential oils. Ok, so. Maybe it’s not quite LOVE, but it’s definitely a “very-strong-like” affair. I have been using them for forever, and recently even more so, since I stumbled upon a brand of pure therapeutic grade oils. Notice, I said PURE! That, to me, means absolutely no toxins or additives, or any of the… read more

My Journey to Health: Vitamin D

I knew that sunshine gave me Vitamin D. I just didn’t know how important this vitamin was to my health, until I went to see a naturopath for the dehibilating depression that had kept me trapped inside my head and my home for too many months. I knew it was vital to the people at Oasis, who were battling cancer. Vitamin D was… read more

My Journey to Health: Becoming Grateful

Gratitude, like forgiveness, has been such a game-changer for me that I hardly know where to start in describing how it has re-designed my life. Like forgiveness, it has been a major cornerstone to my healing, and a huge component of my happiness. And like forgiveness, I am still in process with it. I find myself in a daily dance with its transforming powers. One… read more

A Green Smoothie: The Goddess of All Drinks.

I first learned about the green smoothie seven years ago, when I was actively scouring the web for natural cures to my dad’s cancer. I stumbled across Victoria Boutenko’s website one day and tried out one of her green smoothie recipes. I was surprised at how delicious it was, and how energized I felt after just one glass.… read more

My Journey to Health: Changing Diet

I have always thought of myself as pretty healthy. I’ve never needed surgery, been obese, or even had a tooth cavity that I can remember. But “healthy” is relative. Especially in this fast food-obsessed culture that we live in. Is it healthy to eat a diet of low-fat yogurt and chicken breasts, but have frequent headaches? Is it healthy… read more