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After dropping off my daughter at university, I allowed myself some time to be with the avalanche of emotions that were percolating since the beginning of senior year. I cried, stayed in bed, ate chocolates, watched Netflix/Amazon movies, browsed through old photos, etc. Don’t get me wrong. I’m so super excited for my daughter. In […]
It’s been quite the year in my household. After months of preparation, excitement, and angst, it’s finally here. Tomorrow I drop our daughter off at university, where she’ll spend the next three years of her life. What makes it a bit harder is that she’s opted to go far, far, far away to the United […]
Supplements are a big deal nowadays. With people living busy lives and unable (or unwilling) to make time to consume enough nutrients from real food, supplements are the go-to. I know. I take supplements, too, because, like many, life is hectic. As hormone levels fall the body needs lots of support. And though real food […]
Every great bodily transition comes with its own unique set of experiences. Think puberty and or pregnancy? They all have their pros and cons. Well, menopause is no different. Did you know there are thirty plus symptoms associated with perimenopause and menopause? Symptoms vary from none, mild or severe. And to be clear, perimenopause and […]
Reinventing my life started with a Self-care sabbatical! And it led to me finding my passion and purpose. But before we get to that, here’s a peek at the past for a little perspective. A Peek At My Past I was born into a household and community of bush medicine. The tiny village of approximately […]
A few weeks ago on Instagram, I shared that the liver, adrenals, and nervous system are three areas to support during perimenopause and menopause consistently. I wanted to follow up with a bit more information. Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. It’s a summary of my experience and education. Do talk to your functional or […]
After a two-year hiatus, I made my way back to the sauna, and boy, did it feel good. If you’ve ever considered using the sauna, starting slow is best. Beginners should begin with a sitting time of 10 to 15 minutes and gradually work their way up to 20 to 30 or perhaps 40 minutes. […]
Our bodies are more powerful than we can imagine. Have you ever heard of epigenetics? It studies how the environment and behaviors influence gene expression without changing the DNA sequence. Studies have shown that epigenetic changes can pass from one generation to another. Think about the implications of that. Yes. We can inherit our ancestors’ […]
Dan Buettner coined the term “Blue Zones,” which refers to the lifestyle of the world’s longest-living communities; centenarians. They are among the oldest and healthiest people in the world, living with little to no chronic health issues. He is also the author of Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who Live the […]
Dreaming. It’s what I’ve always done. Even when the dreams feel impossible, like now, at almost 50. I’m still dreaming. I dream of being a better human being, sometimes doing nothing, being happy, acquiring financial wealth, being in service, recreating, and enjoying lifelong health. I dream of being a good mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, […]
It’s my birthday today. And I can’t remember ever feeling such overwhelming gratitude for life. It’s overflowing, even now, as I sit on my couch, with nowhere to go because we made the decision to stay home and honker down. I feel complete, cherished, and protected. Forty-nine feels wonderful, as wonderful as twenty-nine felt but […]
What a year. One that will go down in the history books for it’s earth shattering effects. Adieu 2020. Of course you don’t need a recap, it’s been a collective experience for the most part.
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