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Mother’s Day Rain or Shine

  Rainbows are a gift the droplets of rain bring when we allow the sun to shine back through.   It is that time of year again.  Mother’s Day for me celebrates my greatest joy and marks the anniversary of my greatest sadness. I always loved Mother’s Day when I was growing up.  I loved…

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Your Diet, Your Health, and Your Microbiome


  “When the diet is wrong, medicine is of no use; when the diet is correct, medicine is of no need.” –Ayurvedic proverb   In last week’s post, I talked about how the health of our gut is central to the health of our bodies.  This week, let’s look at something called the microbiome and…

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Do You Have the “GUTS” to be Healthy?

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“People are fed by the Food Industry, which pays no attention to health, and are treated by the Health Industry, which pays no attention to food.” – Wendall Berry   This statement struck a cord with me when I first heard it.  In my opinion, it is the root of our health problems in this…

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Hopeless to Hopeful: How A Horse Helped Me Heal

  Since before I could walk, I have unexplicably been drawn to horses.  These 1000 lb majestic creatures have captured my attention and my heart.  My childhood was filled with horses and competing for years in hunter/jumper events, mucking stalls and cleaning tack just to spend more time at the barn to be around them…

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How to Release Emotional and Physical Pain

Throughout life, we experience emotions that disturb or distress us.  Often, our first reaction is to push our feelings away.  From a very young age, we learn to bury our emotions, deny the validity of our feelings, or distract ourselves with other concerns.  Stuffing down emotions is a cultural norm.  But the diverse emotions we…

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My Philosophy on Health

Being healthy isn’t just about the physical aspects like eating better and getting exercise, it’s about all aspects of your health: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.  I heard a saying recently in a lecture series that I was taking, “Don’t help people not die.  Help people enjoy life”.   It caused me a moment of reflection…

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