Enough | Eating as a Prayer

Enough | Eating as a Prayer

You know how songs either have a clear ending or they fade out? Lunch for me yesterday was a gradual fade out. After a heaping plateful of food, I was in the kitchen slicing a peach to put on another Wasa cracker with peanut butter, when I heard a small voice say:...

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Sleep

Sleep

Sleep is natural. So, naturally, modern life gets in the way. Because sleep is so essential to our health and well being, I prioritize sleep, and I recommend you do, too. Here are my basic guidelines for creating a relaxing sleep environment and abiding our natural...

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A new dawn

A new dawn

. . . and a new pain in my foot, for a week, probably more.  Shi*!#%**!! Walking is like breathing for me! But I can’t deny I’ve been limping. I sit up in bed this morning, take a deep breath and explore my foot with my hands           for the first time since the...

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Break up with Perfection

Break up with Perfection

Break up with perfection. Turn towards balance, a gentler love. I will always love perfection, but I have to break up with it every day, in every way. What drew me to Chinese Medicine was balance: we come from nature and return to it. I find more balance when I dance...

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Vitamin E on a WFPB no oil diet

Vitamin E on a WFPB no oil diet

I try to get nearly all my nutrients from food, especially when it comes to antioxidants. The RDA for Vitamin E in adults is 15 mg. Vitamin E is especially important for the brain, eyes, immunity and cardiovascular system. Yeah, it's really important! I love my wfpb...

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My path towards gratitude

My path towards gratitude

I’ve struggled with grouchiness for years. A regular gratitude practice sounded like a great idea 10 years ago, but I was never able to get it to stick. I tried writing 5 things I’m grateful for in a journal every morning. But I was grumpy so I refused to take out the...

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Growing your roots in winter

Growing your roots in winter

Around the winter solstice is the darkest time of the year. It’s a natural time to savor resting and sleeping. It’s also a wonderful time for self-reflection. I like to ask myself questions like: What do I crave more than pie? How do I feed my soul? What really...

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