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

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

Avoiding Healthy Habits? Here’s Why:

Do you avoid healthy habits, even if your brain “knows” they’re good for you? Unfortunately, logic alone is not enough to combat our deeply held, often unconscious beliefs and fears. Our brain tries to keep us safe – and often has us avoiding things that scare us, even if that fear is 100% not a… Continue reading Avoiding Healthy Habits? Here’s Why:

The Problem with “I Was Spanked and I’m Fine”

Before we begin, I’d like to remark that it is 2018 in the most information-saturated society in the history of the known world. I can’t believe we still need to have this conversation. However, new studies show that the more frequently children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents; experience anti-social… Continue reading The Problem with “I Was Spanked and I’m Fine”

Why I don’t owe you an explanation of my NO.

This article is also posted on theHomestead.Guru, under the title, Why You Should Say NO More Often and Give Fewer Fucks For many years, I thought that it was my responsibility, my duty, to deep-dive into the most terrible and baffling things, in some mad hope of understanding them in order to transmute them–to bring about… Continue reading Why I don’t owe you an explanation of my NO.

Storytime! My Mom’s Emotional Healing with Melaleuca Essential Oil

Tea tree oil and emotional healing… When I was really little, my mom would let me take hour-long baths almost every night. Bubble bath was a must, and usually food coloring too. It was so fun–but over time, I developed some gnarly skin rashes. In retrospect, we live in TEXAS and if you’re soaking your… Continue reading Storytime! My Mom’s Emotional Healing with Melaleuca Essential Oil

On Abortion as a Birthworker

Back when I was a full-time doula, I remember having a conversation with my husband’s best friend. Something came up about abortion, and he kind of fumbled over his words and apologized to me. I was confused for a moment, then asked him directly – “Do you think I’m pro-life because I attend births?” And… Continue reading On Abortion as a Birthworker

Abundance & Losing It: A Shamefully True Story

I’ve been doing a LOT of inner work on my money mindset lately.  I’m growing my business in ambitious proportions, and we’ve been enjoying a quality of life that’s really pretty excellent for the past few years, even with the difficulties that we may have. In short, I really love my life. People seem to… Continue reading Abundance & Losing It: A Shamefully True Story

The Fallout From Getting What You Asked For

So aside from a huge dose of grief and loss, it’s very interesting that my intentions are indeed coming to fruition.   Quite rapidly,  in fact–but as is quite often the case, there can be unexpected repercussions to getting what you ask for. This story is rich and complex, and I want to do it… Continue reading The Fallout From Getting What You Asked For