Our Life Journey Ebbs & Flows


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


Add All Ingredients to a Bowl Mix Well Cover & Chill for at Least 30 Minutes I love homemade salsa!!! Summertime is may favorite time to make salsa. It simply makes me happy to be able to snip fresh herbs from my garden and to see what I might find at the farmers market to … Read More


WHAT IS IT? Quercetin is the most abundant flavonoid in the human diet, providing you eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables. A flavonoid is a plant pigment with antioxidant properties. Quercetin is found in many fruits, vegetables and herbs and is safe to consume. WHERE CAN IT BE FOUND? Quercetin is found naturally in many plant … Read More

WHY ZINC? What is its relationship with Copper?

Zinc is considered an essential nutrient, meaning that your body can’t produce or store it. For this reason, you must get a constant supply through your diet. Zinc is important for many essential functions in your body. It supports immunity, energy production, hormone function, mood and the cardiovascular system. The body uses Copper in energy … Read More


CONTROL IS COMFORT What a beautiful experience to find out you are pregnant, and maybe sometimes this news comes as a bit of a shock and you need a little time to process the information. Then you feel the need to gain control over the situation. Control gives us a sense of security, false security … Read More


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