Homemade Body Butter

Homemade Body Butter

I have never been one for using lotions much.  Living in the mid-west, I did not tend towards dryness.  I kept my skin moisturized with the daily practice of abhyanga.  This practice uses less saturated fatty oils such as almond, sesame or jojoba.  Now that I am in an...
Why We Don’t Heal

Why We Don’t Heal

Recently I was lead to view a Caroline Myss talk titled Why We Don’t Heal.  This held a powerful message which I have carried with me in many ways and circumstances.  I have been doing some “unwinding” of sorts with my own health issues.  My birthday in May, and...

Oil Pulling Therapy

Oil pulling is a daily habit I started back in 2008 and I cannot imagine a day without it. This is definitely one daily habit I have held on to through life’s ups and downs.  I keep a small jar of coconut oil and a spoon in my nightstand drawer and take my scoop...

Pet Health

The Saturday before Easter I had the privileged to hear Nancy Brandt DVM speak on Chemical Free pets – Animals and Essential Oils.   Much of her talk focused on how our pets are in essence the “canary in the coal mine” of our home environment and neighborhoods.  ...

You Are the Expert on You

It happens so often in ‘health care” these days – we give away our power by seeking answers from and blindly trusting professionals. Granted, they do have experience and knowledge we often don’t about how the  body functions and other beneficial...

Love the Gut

As I head to the NTA Conference “It Begins in the Gut”, I am reflecting on my current knowledge, experiences and beliefs shaping my love of the Gut. I am a Gut Geek and here are seven reasons why. 1. Integrity of the gut is critical for absorption of nutrients and/or...
Chia Seed Pudding

Chia Seed Pudding

Print Recipe Chia Seed Pudding This is a terrific grain free option for your morning "oats". Chia seeds are high in fiber, protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. When soaked, chia seeds form a mucilaginous fiber which can be beneficial, acting as a...

Grow & Thrive

My ultimate goal in life is to Grow and Thrive.   The option to this (in my mind) is to shrivel and die.  Honestly, for a good chunk of my life I was doing the latter. Now I am living on purpose with my purpose: Grow and Thrive To me, wholeness is being mindful,...
Grain free Muffins

Grain free Muffins

Going grain free whether following the GAPS Diet, Paleo, gluten-free, cleansing or following your physical needs does not mean going without muffins, breads or delicious baked goods.   A fabulous low-carb, high fiber, grain free option is coconut flour.  Now just like...

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