A 2020 Gratitude List: Looking back for Clarity

Hey, um…was 2020 actually kind of a banner year for you, in spite of it all? The past 10+ months have been full of uncertainty, but we are already pretty well-acquainted with surfing the wild waves… We had lots of big plans in January 2020, and while almost nothing worked out how we expected, plenty… Continue reading A 2020 Gratitude List: Looking back for Clarity

It’s NOT “Normal” to be Sick All the Time

“I’m fine.” “Nothing’s that wrong with me.” “It’s normal.” Look around you, at how many people are chalking odd symptoms up to “just getting older”. Look at how many kids are on prescriptions (7 out of 10 kids–did you know?). Look at how many people can’t lift heavy things, can’t walk around the block, can’t… Continue reading It’s NOT “Normal” to be Sick All the Time

Unschooling When You’re Not Okay

Today I’m sharing my thoughts on continuing to unschool when you’re not okay – through depression, grief, and other emotional upheaval. I started writing this nearly ten years ago, reflecting on a time 5+ years before that…when I was deeply apathetic and miserable, and not yet aware that I was experiencing psychological abuse from those… Continue reading Unschooling When You’re Not Okay

15 Ways to Support Your Immune System, with Dr. Marissa Heisel & Krystal Trammell

The original version of this article was published in March 2020 on Dr. Marissa’s excellent site, TransformationalEssentials.com. I have since edited this article several times as new research has been brought to light.  15 Ways to Support Your Immune System (Naturally!) The tail-end of Winter often feels like a final sprint of fortitude for our… Continue reading 15 Ways to Support Your Immune System, with Dr. Marissa Heisel & Krystal Trammell

Advice for New, Worried Homeschoolers from a Longtime Unschooler

I realize that there’s loads of public school parents freaking out right now because of school cancellations – thinking their kids will fall behind if they don’t keep up with worksheets and reading texts and lesson plans until school-as-normal resumes. So if your kids are unexpectedly home with you for the unforeseeable future, here’s my… Continue reading Advice for New, Worried Homeschoolers from a Longtime Unschooler

Claire’s Rainbow Bridge Birthday Story

Telling a Rainbow Bridge birthday story is a Waldorf tradition that can be really fun and special as your child grows. It’s sort of like a birth story, but told in fantasy or myth-form. The Rainbow Bridge is the passage to Earth from the ether, spirit world, heaven, or whatever your beliefs may call it.… Continue reading Claire’s Rainbow Bridge Birthday Story

Stream-of-consciousness: Gonna pretend like it’s 2005 and I’m on LiveJournal

I am 1000% fed up with News and ThinlyVeiled Ads, so Stream-Of-Consciousness is what you’re getting from me. It’s 2pm and feels like mid-morning for some reason. Stayed up too late watching Zombieland: Double Tap with our 12 year old. (She would say, finally!) Listening to Panic! and anything else I love singing along to,… Continue reading Stream-of-consciousness: Gonna pretend like it’s 2005 and I’m on LiveJournal

Finally! Gluten-Free Bread Made Simple, with This Book

Finally, my gluten-free bread game is on point! Gluten free + dairy free loaf, baked on a stoneware baking sheet in the oven (NOT in a bread machine)! To me, this is on par with the best German bakery bread – except that stuff’s all full of gluten, so we can’t eat it. I’ve been… Continue reading Finally! Gluten-Free Bread Made Simple, with This Book

Back from the dōTERRA Together 2019 Convention!

We’re back from a week spent in Salt Lake City at the dōTERRA Convention! What a fun whirlwind it’s been! This was my second time attending the Global Convention – and this time, my husband got to attend with me. He met many of the brilliant, heart-centered humans that I look up to – many… Continue reading Back from the dōTERRA Together 2019 Convention!

How I learned I wasn’t an Introvert: Healing Social Trauma and Building Community

How I learned I wasn’t an introvert: Healing Social Trauma and Building Community A big focus of my 30s has been dedicated to healing social trauma in myself. I used to think I was an introvert, or anti-social…later I thought, maybe I’ve got Asperger’s? (Maybe I do.) Now, I realize that I’m healing from social… Continue reading How I learned I wasn’t an Introvert: Healing Social Trauma and Building Community