Our Life Journey Ebbs & Flows
WAKING UP Spring is here. It seems as if the earth is coming back to life; the birds are singing, the fish in my pond are swimming and the tiny plants are poking through the ground. BEING IN NATURE The sun felt so good on my face today! Admittedly, I would have loved to be … Read More
WINTER IS UPON US Winter is upon us! In the Midwest that means cold temperatures and lots of snow. I personally love the change of seasons in the Midwest, even winter. The air is clean and crisp, the snow covered trees are beautiful and there are so many fun things to do outside that you … Read More
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Here we are, embarking on another new year full of opportunities for adventure. ADVENTURE Adventure, like life, is different for everyone. One person’s adventure could be to finish high school and move on to a new adventure in college. Another person’s adventure could be to run a marathon. Another person’s adventure could … Read More
MAGNESIUM IS CONSIDERED THE MASTER MINERAL Magnesium is known as the “Miracle Mineral”. It is responsible for over 300 metabolic processes in the body. Entire books have been written on this mineral. The Magnesium Miracle by Carolyn Dean, MD, ND, is a fantastic book on all aspects of magnesium. Without enough of this important mineral, … Read More
Do you have an Instant Pot? I love my Instant Pot Duo!!! * EXCITEMENT & INTIMIDATION I was excited and a little intimidated by it when I first got my Instant Pot for Christmas a couple of years ago. I searched for recipes on Pinterest. I bought an Instant Pot Cookbook (or two). I followed … Read More
THE ULTIMATE MULTI-TASKER L-Glutamine is an amino acid that has been referred to as The Ultimate Multi-Tasker. It can… ESSENTIAL AT TIMES OF STRESS, INJURY & ILLNESS Although glutamine is classified as a non-essential amino acid, it is considered to be “conditionally essential.” This simply means that the body produces glutamine naturally, but at times … Read More
A SUPPLEMENT TO SUPPPORT DETOXIFICATION YOUR BODY IS AMAZING Your body is amazing! It is always working behind the scenes to support you. Do you remember Benjamin Franklin’s old saying: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” Your prevention is supporting your body with self care, sleep, being in nature, exercise and … Read More
Pecans are by far my favorite nut. I love them for their sweet buttery flavor and health benefits. Health Benefits of Pecans: 1. Heart Healthy Pecans contain monounsaturated fats along with antioxidants which help reduce the risk of heart disease. Adding pecans to your diet can help decrease your LDL, ‘bad cholesterol’ and increase HDL … Read More
Simple dietary and lifestyle changes may strengthen your body’s natural defenses and can help you fight harmful pathogens. DISCLAIMER: The suggestions described below may boost your immune health, but there are no studies to date that offer evidence that these strategies specifically protect against COVID-19. 1. EAT MORE WHOLE PLANT FOODS Whole plant foods like fruits, … Read More
Fall Is In The Air I love fall! Well, if I’m completely honest, I love all of the seasons. I may wish Wisconsin winters were just a bit shorter, but I digress. Fall brings a crispness to the air, but still welcomes the warmth of the afternoon sunshine. It brings the desire for all things … Read More
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