Healthly Mom

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

Happy Little Finds: Cheap Kiwis and A New Word.

Remember when I said that I like to buy organic fruits in season, when they are ripe and cheap, and then freeze them for smoothies? Well, imagine my delight when I found twenty kiwis for $1 at my local market last week! Yes, I said 20 kiwis for a buck! Not only that, but I found organic blackberries… read more

My Journey to Health: Learning to Forgive, Part 2.

After writing last week’s post about forgiveness, I realized that there was so much left unsaid about this subject. There is so much more to the story, at least for me, that I decided to dedicate another post (in this series) to it. In all reality, I could probably spend four more weeks on it and… read more

My Journey to Health: Learning to Forgive

How did you ever forgive your husband for cheating on you? I get asked this question alot. Especially from my female friends. And honestly I don’t really know. First, I’m not sure that I have forgiven. That proclaims a certain amount of past tense accomplishment, i.e. I have lived in Ohio, or I have been to Thailand, and… 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

My Journey to Health: Finding Community

One of the first things I noticed about the hospital at Oasis, is that they left the patients’ room doors open. Unless the doctors were discussing confidential information with the patient, there was plenty of freedom to come and go, and to visit each other as we pleased. In fact, that kind of interaction seemed to be promoted. I should not have been surprised. It… read more

My Journey to Health: Cancer, Part 3

We were all shocked and devasted by my father’s sudden passing. Even my mom who had spent the last two days with him, did not suspect that the end was near. We believed with all our hearts that he would be healed, up to the very end. When I waved goodbye to him at the airport, I had… read more