Monthly Archives: December 2015

Make a Mega Difference With the Metta Meditation

The Metta Meditation is my “go to” at anytime that I want to slow down, center a bit, and/or shift my perspective on a situation or person.  Saying it first thing upon waking is also a marvelous way to begin your day. My version is slightly different than the one on the card in the… Read more »

It All Matters

In those moments when you feel insignificant, less than tremendous, or simply need a clear and gentle reminder that good is happening all around you, all the time, read this. When you want to contribute to that goodness and the Epidemic of Kindness, act on any of the following or your own unique ways to… Read more »

Plant Talk: Stinging Nettle

Stinging Nettle

My favorite medicinal herb is Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica).*  It has many uses for health and wellness. and loves to impart its versatility as a recipe ingredient in the kitchen! Historical: “The sting of the Nettle is but nothing compared to the pains that it heals” from Lelord Kordels’ “Natural Folk Remedies” Earliest uses –… Read more »

Going Under the Knife? Tips for Pre- and Post-Surgery

Any surgery is invasive and a stressor to the body.  Healing takes time! We can ease and speed healing time with diet, supplements, and remedies which strengthen and nourish the body both before and after the surgery.  It is especially important to build up the immune system before going into the hospital in these times. … Read more »

Great Greens from Garbage

Grow more food from the scraps of purchased, organic veggies instead of putting them in the compost or giving them to the chickens, even though both of these options are good and valiant alternatives to throwing the food in the trash 🙂  You will harvest some lovely young greens from what was going to be… Read more »

Healthy Holidays Tip #6: Drink Your Water in Winter – Especially Winter!

We are more prone to dehydration in the winter than in warm weather and I think this is the number one reason most people get sick when the weather turns colder.  (Of course there is that wee bit of increased stress during the holidays that many people experience, which really cranks up the likelihood of… Read more »

Gluten-Free or Roundup-Free?

Gluten is a naturally occurring component in several grains.  Wheat has been the targeted as “the troublemaker” for everything from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) to weight gain and chronic inflammation, to name only a few health afflictions. I love whole grain breads, muffins and other baked goods.  Yet I’m the first one to admit that… Read more »

UTIs (Bladder Infections) Are Awful. Here’s Help.

Urinary tract infections (aka cystitis and bladder infections), are really a pain.  Literally.  While women are more likely to contract this type of infection, men can get them too.  But, Ladies first!  The guys will get their own post with suggested remedies. Do You Have a UTI? The symptoms of a bladder infection vary depending on… Read more »