___________________________________________ *************************************************************** This is not meant to be a cure or prescription for those suffering from clinical depression or any other mental illness. It is a series of suggestions, based on what I have found helpful for myself. Each of us is unique, and need varying degrees of support. This might include therapy or additional… Continue reading Returning to Happiness After Heartbreak
As we enter the season of plentiful fresh fruits and vegetables, it's fun to play around with new recipes! These are a few of my current favorites. All quick, simple, and plant-based. Served together, they would make a perfect summer meal! Walnut Pecan Pate´ Appetizer Meat-free "pate´" that's equally as delicious 1/2 cup raw walnuts… Continue reading Tasty Summer Treats
What was the last nice thing you did for your Self? What does taking care of your Self look like? Self-care is different for everyone. For some it’s getting up bright and early to go running. For others it’s prioritizing bubble baths and time with good books. It might be getting a massage after a hard… Continue reading Self Care Doesn’t Have To Be A Luxury
A few months ago I made a big shift in my diet. I stopped eating meat. And dairy. The first month was difficult. Going out to dinner with friends became a challenge if I didn’t look at the menu ahead of time. I discovered my options eating out were sometimes very limited. I often felt… Continue reading Meat Free & Tasty! Could It Be?
Monocrop Nation- When you drive through the rural prairie lands of our fine state, they are no longer filled with flowing grasses, wild flowers and bison. The highways are lined with corn and soybean fields, and pasture land for grazing cattle. I grew up on one of those farms. The biodiversity of the Minnesota landscape… Continue reading 7 Billion Reasons To Stop Eating Animals
Let's take a moment to pause together. Allow your day to slow down in this moment. Take a deep breath filling up your belly. And take a slow breath out. Notice the space at the bottom of your exhale. If that felt good. Do it again. I have a client that likes to exchange excerpts… Continue reading A Ritual To Read To Each Other
These types of thoughts might travel through your mind on a daily basis: Why did that person cut me off on the highway? Why did my boss act short with me this afternoon? Why didn’t my friend text me back yesterday? Are they mad at me? Did I do something wrong? There are SO MANY… Continue reading Life Is Not Happening To You
In March of 2015 I spent 3-weeks in Costa Rica for Pranassage training. Pranassage is a synthesis of yoga and bodywork, and I basically got to be massaged, and give massage for 2 weeks, then relax and learn how to surf for another week in a tropical paradise. Not a bad gig. There’s something really special… Continue reading The Big Bad Monster Under Your Bed
Paradigms are powerful. They teach us how to live and what to value. The first time I really learned about the word paradigm and how they affect us I was deep into my Human Training Program (AKA College). I was a junior at First College within Metropolitan State University and in a class called Perspectives. … Continue reading What Lies Do You Believe?