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Love and Healing Trauma

Love and Healing Trauma

Sammy was my much beloved companion for 17 years. He was a small mixed breed dog who was so beautiful, he stopped traffic. (It’s true! But that’s another story.) In my dream last night, I’m at an outdoor gathering in a small neighborhood park with Sammy on a leash....

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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 inner voice...

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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

It’s real. It happens when we eat more calories than we burn. It may be just a small surplus, but it can add up over a long period of time. Our body is smart. It stores the extra calories as fat in adipose tissue for times of scarcity. But scarcity rarely comes in...

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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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