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Wanna Be a Wild Woman? DEPEND on yourself.

After coming home from Costa Rica last week, I felt like I could check all the boxes for a successful vacation. But what does make a vacation successful for me? As I was reflecting on what makes each of my adventures so meaningful, I realized that there was a basic recipe for coming home feeling… Read More

Want to Be More Creative? Move the Body, Not the Mouth.

Right before Christmas, when the snow was the best it has been all winter, I went cross country skiing to the soundtrack of pushing powder and panting breath of myself and two dogs. During the first half mile of this outing, there was a moment when I was frustrated that I wasn’t using this time… Read More

We are Living in a Bacterial World, and I Am a Bacterial Girl-My Crockpot Yogurt Recipe

The gut is a cauldron. A magical container where sugar and spice combine with eyes of newt and puppy dog tails to determine conjure spells on our organs and even our emotions. The belly works in mysterious ways, but nutritionists and doctors do agree that adding in fermented foods can increase immunity, increase lactic acid,… Read More

Brewing the Impossible-Caffeine Free Kombucha

Trying to kick the stimulants? Does jacking your heart rate up not appeal to you? Maybe caffeine rocks your belly too much? Want to drink Kombucha, even in the evenings, without worrying about being held hostage by an upper? This Brew’s for You. Such a simple substitution. Such a dramatic impact. So, the plan: Use… Read More

How to Bake a Cake and (almost) Kill a Dog with One Recipe

I love to be in the kitchen.  I love giving food as gifts.  It was ingrained in my psyche long ago that making and sharing food from the heart will fill more than the recipients’ bellies. So, with the mindset, I offered to bake a birthday cake for a dear friend.  His request: German chocolate.… Read More

5 Realizations About Living in the Now

Fresh picked oranges. Poetry slam. 65 degree weather run. Local wine. Oh, did I forget to mention the enlightening discussion regarding the power of living in this present moment? Thank you, CA. And thank you, especially, to my generous, thoughtful hosts who accepted me into their home and showed me an amazing time. It’s said… Read More