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

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

Why I DON’T WEAR Sunscreen + What I Do Instead

I just spent two straight days outside in the heat and sun, and I don’t wear sunscreen! But I didn’t burn. I never wear sunscreen anymore, for a bunch of reasons – but more importantly, I don’t wear sunscreen because I no longer need it. Plenty of my skin was exposed for 5 hours at… Continue reading Why I DON’T WEAR Sunscreen + What I Do Instead

Gardening: The Lazy Way. Quick Tips to Grow Food Naturally

Gardening is at the core of our lifestyle. It’s health and hobby in one…but I seem to be a specialist in #NeglectGardening! I forget to water. I miss the planting windows. I hardly ever weed. And YET – we have consistent yields of wild, incredible abundance even from our “flawed” efforts. Gardening is a beautiful… Continue reading Gardening: The Lazy Way. Quick Tips to Grow Food Naturally

The Best Supplements on the Planet are from an “Essential Oil” Company

Who knew you could get the most effective nutritional supplements in the world from dōTERRA – a company that’s known primarily for selling essential oils?? I admit it, I was a major skeptic….but they have a money-back guarantee, and I was desperate for real change. WELL – I am so eager to get my next… Continue reading The Best Supplements on the Planet are from an “Essential Oil” Company

Reducing Toxic Load, when “Everything is Toxic”

Reducing toxic load is a “new” concept, so some folks think it’s unnecessary – but our world is WAY more toxic now than it was even 50 or 100 years ago. My dad is 80 and can’t understand why we worry about toxins in our personal care products, our food, our clothing, and our home… Continue reading Reducing Toxic Load, when “Everything is Toxic”

Living a Theoretical Life vs. Just Doing It: Caffeine

It occurred to me recently that I am living a largely theoretical life. I may have clever or even divine inspirations, but I hesitate to act on them. I think of doing amazing, life-changing, progress-oriented things, but it seems that too often, I don’t follow through, or external things get in the way and for… Continue reading Living a Theoretical Life vs. Just Doing It: Caffeine

My Journey to and Beyond Vegetarianism–Part 1

I’ve been a vegetarian for about 17 years–but I’m currently experiencing an inner earthquake of thoughts on health, ethics, nutrition and more–and I need to write about it.  The next few posts are going to chronicle my thought process and dietary evolution up to the precarious, interesting point of view I’m at now. I first… Continue reading My Journey to and Beyond Vegetarianism–Part 1

Raising Kids Beyond Religion: A Booklist

Yes, I said “beyond” religion. I am not a fan of the concept that there is only one right way, which is central to so many major religions. I’m very much a freethinker in that regard, and I raise my kids to be freethinkers as well. As a parent and as a homeschooler, I don’t… Continue reading Raising Kids Beyond Religion: A Booklist

Living Deliberately Versus the Path of Least Resistance

>> “We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” –Gandhi >> If your choices are not in line with your values, then you don’t really value yourself.   What provocative statements these are for me!  A good word to sum it up is “congruency”. We won’t feel happiness or fulfillment in… Continue reading Living Deliberately Versus the Path of Least Resistance