It’s Time for Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast-or anytime-Cake

Pale green globes, pinkish purple, dusty blue then dark purpley blue.  There’s the evolution of a blueberry in a few hues. For those with blueberry bushes of your own, you know how tough it can be to wait until they achieve that dark purpley hue before twisting them off their tiny stem. I’ve been so… Read more »

The Heart Health Test Most Docs Don’t Order, But Should

The typical blood test for heart health measures cholesterol levels, aka lipids: the HDL (“good cholesterol”) and LDL (“bad cholesterol”).  The test results are just three numbers: HDL, LDL and Total cholesterol. Can 3 numbers give a full and accurate view of your cardiovascular health? I don’t think so. While these numbers can be helpful,… Read more »

Healing Our World One Postcard at a Time

There’s a lot of hopelessness and helplessness in our country and world right now.  Hopeless that true change may never happen, and feeling helpless to do anything that contributes to the healing. We have lost connection with ourselves, one another, our world and especially Mother Earth.  I believe this disconnect is at the root of… Read more »

Your Best Self-care Tip May Be Doing Nothing

We’re at the crossroads again: a new year, new promises, new shoulds and pressures to strive higher and harder to “be more, do more and have more.” We’re told that bigger dreams and bodacious goals get realized when we push the limit. But is this really the only way to get there? I mean seriously:… Read more »

DIY Veggie Oven Fries

Sweet potato fries are all the rage as an upsell from regular (baker potato) fries.  Both can be ordered dressed up in all sorts of ways: sprinkled with herbs, garlic, cheeses or served with a plethora of dunking sauces. No matter how they come to the table, they are tasty!  But not very healthful with… Read more »

3 Steps to Turn Turmoil to Peace

“Peace.  What does it mean to you?” This was the question posed to me by a friend who asked me to write a guest blog post for her writers’ site Romancing the Genres.  July’s theme was ‘Peace’ As you might surmise from this blog’s title, it was a journey and an adventure, that ultimately led… Read more »

Celebrate Spring: Root Garlic for Eating Now & Planting

Spring is officially here!! What better way to herald its arrival than by sprouting, planting and eating some garlic.  And taking a video of the process and results! I had a few garlic cloves beginning to sprout while still in their head, so I decided to try something I’d recently seen posted on Instagram: Root… Read more »

Wear A Mask, Wash Your Mask for Best Protection

Wearing a face mask is one of 2 key steps to slowing the spread of the Covid-19 virus. There’s another key step, however, when it comes to using face masks: it’s critical to use a clean, fresh mask.  If you keep using the same mask over and over again, you’re putting on “protection” that may… Read more »

Bottled Water Causes Health Problems, But This Is Worse!

The temperature was over 95 degrees as I walked past these pallets of plastic water bottles at the big retail store entrance.  I nearly fainted, but not from the heat!! My entire being was cringing at the rising level of poisons being released into those water bottles that many people would end up taking into… Read more »