The Healing Power of the Heart

How often have you seen the words love, gratitude, blessed thrown around?   It’s a trend to be #grateful, and every time I turn around someone is #blessed.  We have big business capitalizing on these buzz words and big followings behind movements for spirituality.  Now…I’m not a hater, but I wonder, do we really understand what […]

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Tempeh Fricassee with Leeks & Mushroom

Picture from Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen This week on my blog, I shared with you my top tips for decoding those mystifying food labels.  Whether it be true portion size or hidden sugars, it never feels like you can fully trust the label. There is one simple way around that – simple, do it yourself cooking, […]

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Grown Up Fig Bars

I was surprised to find in my research, that figs are a natural food source to fight off parasites due to their high fiber content and ability to help clean the intestinal tract. After my own scare with parasites (you can read more here), I became focused on foods to keep me free of those […]

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Adult Acne is an Epidemic!

I thought after I left my teen years, my acne was going to clear up. Well…I was so wrong. It was just as bad as an adult and sometimes worse. I remember coming up with all kinds of reasons not to go to work or to parties, because of my breakouts and that was depressing! […]

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Rosemary Loaf

Living gluten free is pretty easy, but when it comes to the bread, that’s where I have a real issue.  I miss soft, moist bread, that doesn’t have a spongy consistency!  I miss flavor and memories of warm bread coming out of the oven. I have been playing around with gluten free bread recipes for […]

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The World Needs You, But Not As a Fixer!

We all want to help people. Heck, I’ve made an entire career focused on healing people with intense symptoms. It feels good to be genuinely helpful…until it doesn’t. I found myself totally depleted by taking on the negative energies of others, which lead me to questioning: Is possible to care for others and still care […]

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Is Your Depression a Hormone Imbalance?

Sometimes I FEEL CRAZY! But I resent the idea that it’s all my fault. A general sense of crazy is running our political affairs, our media, and our economy. It comes on strong, like a wave of noise, everyday. If I never feel crazy, I’m not really living. I’m in denial. So am I crazy? Or, […]

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