Did You Know Your Lungs Need Extra TLC When Grief Can Arise?

What do pears have to do with the lungs and grief? I had no idea myself until a three-month bout with whooping cough several years ago gave me a whole new reverence for the lungs and the pear. Ayurveda and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) revere the pear for its lung-healing properties. Its cooling nature helps when […]

Checking In On Grief

Yesterday while searching through thousands of my photos for an image to use in an article, I realized that I was mentally categorizing the photos as pre and post Ralph’s death. It made me pause and take a moment to drop into that space where I self-reflect on how I’m doing grief-wise. Pretty darn well, […]

Taking Charge of Our Own Health

“Within all of us is the archetype of the Divine healer. This Divine healer is the true healer in all beings, not any particular individual or special personality. To heal ourselves we must set this Divine healer in motion within ourselves.” – Sri Dhanvantari Namah In the wee hours of March 31, 2012, I awoke […]

The Heart Chakra 2

This is a re-post of an article I wrote last year, but the message is still the same: Nurturing and loving ourselves will keep our heart chakra open, the energy flowing and enables us to share that love with others. The first time I started paying attention to my heart chakra was about a year ago […]

Grieving the Loss of a Loved One

There is perhaps no greater fear that we humans have than the loss of a loved one. Many of you know that my beloved partner, Ralph, passed away unexpectedly on May 5th after a brief illness. He was my kind, gentle giant and as different as we appeared on the outside, on a soul level […]

The Heart Chakra

The first time I started paying attention to my heart chakra was about a year ago when an energy healer told me that I had a hole in mine. Huh??? A hole in my heart chakra? What does that even mean? My response was to dive headlong into a year of studying energy medicine and […]

Don’t throw out those tops!

At what point did it become the norm to only eat the roots of the radish plant?  Don’t throw out those tops! When fresh off the farm, this noble member of the mustard family (a close relative of turnips, cabbage, cauliflower and kale) offers wonderful nutrition in both the root and the greens.  In fact, […]