Digestion · Food As Medicine · Mindfulness

Are You Kind to the Person in the Mirror?

I want you to imagine for a minute, a child who is scared and struggling with something. Who is constantly faced with a parent who criticizes them for not being better? That parent continually shares how disappointed and betrayed they feel because the child isn’t meeting their expectations. We can only imagine what the child… Continue reading Are You Kind to the Person in the Mirror?


The Body’s Wisdom

Consider this question…”How can [what is here] assist me?” How can our health challenges assist us? What are they telling us? What can we learn from them? Have you ever considered that our symptoms are not just telling us something is imbalanced in our body but that they may be signals of a deeper issue… Continue reading The Body’s Wisdom


An Unusual Lesson in Thanks

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Everything about it brings me joy – building the menu, cooking the food with care and love, setting the table with beautiful dishes and homemade crafts, and visiting with the friends and family who attend. To me it feels like warmth, love and happiness. As I prepare for another Thanksgiving… Continue reading An Unusual Lesson in Thanks

Digestion · Food As Medicine

The Foundation to Optimal Health

Bloating, gas, abdominal discomfort, IBS, and an uncomfortable sense of fullness are all far from optimal health. Yet many of us suffer from these on a daily basis and in some cases we are so familiar with those symptoms that we don’t realize just how bad they really are. What you may not know is… Continue reading The Foundation to Optimal Health

Food As Medicine

What I Learned From Kicking My Addiction!

Once upon a time I ate healthy…or at least I thought I did. Sure, I lacked enough energy to get through the day, and battled with the endless colds and sinus infections and hated myself for not having enough willpower to walk away from that candy bar but so did so many people around me… Continue reading What I Learned From Kicking My Addiction!


Everyone Needs A Happy Place

Living from the inside out is much more than just caring for your diet and exercise. It also includes taking care of your mind and spirit. I have had an exceptionally stressful few weeks and in reflecting on what had got me to that point I realized that I had made adjustments in my schedule to accommodate… Continue reading Everyone Needs A Happy Place

Favorite Things

A Few of My Favorite Things

“Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes, Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes, Silver white winters that melt into springs, these are a few of my favorite things.” This was the first song I learned to play on my flute when I was young (8’ish maybe). I can still remember the sound… Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things