Ten Tips for a Three-Day Juice Cleanse

Ten Tips for a Three-Day Juice Cleanse
This is my second go around at the three day juice cleanse.  Read about day one, two and three here. Although very challenging, this time I have learned a few things that have made the experience more pleasant. 1. Be Ready.  If you are not, wait until you are.  It took me some time to... Read more »

Instagram is causing me to hate my body

Every picture I see of myself, instead of appreciating the beauty of the moment, I am noticing how big my arms or belly look.  To be honest with you, I am down right frustrated. I want to be comfortable in my own skin, and there are brief moments during yoga classes or cuddling with my... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Senegalese Peanut Soup

Meatless Monday: Senegalese Peanut Soup
My family and I are in Indiana to celebrate Passover.  After this bitter cold weekend, I couldn’t be happier to sit outside without a jacket watching the kids run around. My friend, Christine who writes The New Abides, graciously offered to write this weeks Meatless Monday recipe. *    *    *  A couple of... Read more »
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Breakfast for Dinner

Is this something you do often? I’ve heard the phrase, but never actually done it – besides an occasional bowl of cereal on a night when a formal dinner isn’t needed. The other night my husband was stuck at work and I felt tired and uninspired on what I could feed the kids and I... Read more »

You need 12 hugs every day

You need 12 hugs every day
How many hugs do you estimate you get a day?  One or two?  Maybe three or four?  But, twelve?  I don’t even think I get 12 at a family wedding. According to Pranaenergetics: “The skin is the largest sensory organ in the body.  Physical touch, in particular hugs, are extremely beneficial physically, emotionally, mentally and... Read more »

Meatless Monday: The Best Avocado Beet Sandwich

Meatless Monday: The Best Avocado Beet Sandwich
As I struggle to maintain my weight and lose a few pounds that crept on during the never-ending winter, I hear time and time again of success stories of those that completely cut carbs from their diet. The problem is I enjoy pasta, rice, cereal and most of all BREAD.  Nothing beats a good sandwich... Read more »
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Friday Favorites: Buddha Jewelry, Silk Eye Pillows and Recycling K-Cups

Friday Favorites: Buddha Jewelry, Silk Eye Pillows and Recycling K-Cups
This week started out warm and hopeful.  The kids and I actually played outside without jackets on.  Then Tuesday morning it was like a dream.  The remainder of the week has been cold, dark and rainy. I reminded my little ones as we drove to school with the windshield wipers on wearing our raincoats and... Read more »

Interview with Marlo Donato Love, Author of Awkward Bitch: My Life with MS

Interview with Marlo Donato Love, Author of Awkward Bitch: My Life with MS
After I got diagnosed with MS, I ordered many books about the disease.  Yoga books with modifications for patients in wheelchairs and books about diets that can work better than medicine.  Awkward Bitch My Life with MS was different than all those other books.  This one was real.  The author, Marlo Donato Love, tells it... Read more »

Cinnamon Raspberry Walnut Oatmeal with Chia Seeds

Cinnamon Raspberry Walnut Oatmeal with Chia Seeds
Breakfast and I went through a little dry spell. I never felt hungry in the morning because I was overeating at night because I hadn’t eaten enough during the day and this cycle continued. Part of the problem was I never really knew what I was in the mood for in the morning.  My Facebook... Read more »
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BP Spills Oil in Lake Michigan: Do you drink tap water?

BP Spills Oil in Lake Michigan: Do you drink tap water?
I do sometimes. We have filtered water on our fridge and honestly it is pretty slow.  In the morning when I’m rushing to get the kids off and to school I sometimes quickly fill two glasses of water from the sink.  My kids call it sewer water.  Essentially it is and more. BP confirmed that... Read more »
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