Recovery is Possible With Support

The world is full of problems and sometimes it seems like there’s nothing we can do. It can be overwhelming so sometimes we just look the other way – until it happens to us or someone we love. I know from personal experience the pain and suffering a family goes through when someone is suffering…

New Year – New Me

I like to start off each new year by reminding myself of what I accomplished in the past year, or by thinking about all the good things that happened. I don’t think I made a New Year’s post for 2014, but my New Year’s post for 2013 was an “I Did It” list instead of a new…

Ginger and Spice make me Nice!

Warm spices add more than just sensual spice to the season, they are actually healing, especially if you suffer from inflammatory issues like I do. I’ve always enjoyed Ginger, my favorite is the Japanese thin sliced sweet pickled ginger. Chewable ginger tablets can also be helpful for stomach upset. A few months ago I read…

Cranberry Delight

I’ve always wanted to make fresh cranberry sauce, or anything with cranberries minus the high fructose corn syrup and other additives. Even though I generally don’t like to cook, I do like to experiment with taste and good nutrition. I get this idea in my head of something that would be healthy and I think,…

Meditation My Way

People often think of meditation as being something you have to take time out of your schedule to do, something you have to learn, or something you have to practice. I suppose it is that way for many people, but I prefer to think of it as something natural that we have always been inclined…

Fast & Easy Eggplant

I have an Eggplant fetish. No one else in my house likes it but I just can’t get enough of it. Stir fried Eggplant with mushrooms, onions, green peppers, lots of garlic and red pepper flakes. Lots of basil too, a little oregano and some black pepper. Mmmm… 1 cup of cubed or cooked Eggplant has…

Food, Drama and Documentaries

There has always been a lot of drama around the topic of food. Let’s face it, people like to eat. Delicious taste and the comfort of feeling full are part of life’s pleasures as well as nutrition being a necessity. But in recent history we have also been plagued with problems related to diet and…

Yoga Bed

My yoga classes fell by the wayside last winter when I got a job with an unpredictable schedule. That seems to be a recurring theme in my life, unpredictable. So I’ve always struggled to keep an exercise routine going. However, one thing that does work for me is doing a little yoga before getting out…

Soup du Jour

The weather turns cold or rainy and I think of a yummy warm bowl of soup to relieve the aches in my bones. Rather than opening a can, I create a quick and healthy pot full of deliciousness that lasts for days. Fast, easy and intuitive – that’s my cooking motto. Here’s how it works:…

Food – The Easy Difference

Fennel and Spice I was looking for something different, a unique taste to vary my diet a little. In the grocery store I picked up a bunch of Fennel or Anise, noticing that it grew in a similar way as celery. This was valuable to me because I’m always looking for vegetables that have a…

I Met My Heart Today

There it was, beating so rhythmically, beautifully, never missing a beat. It reminded me of a Salsa dancer and it made me want to dance too. I stared in amazement at this living, pulsating thing that hides inside my chest. Unlike even the best Salsa dancer, it never stops, it keeps pumping to it’s own…

The No-No Diet

Say NO to all commercial diet aids, products and plans – basically say NO to DIETS! Say NO to all unhealthy foods especially in unhealthy proportions. You don’t need help, and being desperate is what keeps you on the Yo-Yo cycle of gaining and losing and gaining more. Be good to yourself, you were made…