I Love My (Sick) Body

According to my mother, a part of me seemed “fragile” from the moment I was born.  Other pieces of mine such as strong spirit and an “I can do anything” attitude have done a lot to offset this truth in my life but nonetheless it was an accurate sensing. As a child I was often…

I Married Myself

Despite the fact that I had already been on a self-love journey for about seven years, a little over a year ago I realized that in many ways I was still more devoted to my partner than I was to myself. Don’t get me wrong, I have a really big heart and I enjoy nurturing…

I Am Afraid

I am afraid that no one will ever understand me I am afraid that everyone thinks I am crazy I am afraid of your judgment   I am afraid that there is something wrong with me I am afraid that I am broken and that I can never be fixed I am afraid that I…

Vegan for Eight Years

I became vegan eight years ago in May of 2009.  I did it because I thought it would help me heal from some health issues I had been struggling with.  Although it has definitely lent a hand in various improvements made over time, I have continued to battle with my health nonetheless. But that is…

Extreme Empathy

Sometimes I really question how I am ever supposed to “make it” through a “normal” length of life here on this planet when after 34 years I am still traumatized and sobbing over the fact that I just saw a spider in my kitchen with a very small bug dangling from its tentacles.  Ten minutes…

Here Goes…..

It has been almost four years since I have posted here.  So hello, lol. I have been going through so much.  Oh.My.Goodness. I guess that for a long while I assumed that at some point after my life “got better” that I would start writing here again.  The thing is, life is super uncertain and…

Happy Earth Day – Let’s Spread LOVE

I very much appreciate a day being set aside to celebrate and help heal the earth.  I know this earth day post is a couple of days late, but honestly, that works out perfectly for me.  You see, to me every, single day is earth day.  I am sure you have heard people (including me)…

The AMAZING Banana!

I eat a LOT of bananas!  So I thought it would only be appropriate to make a post that is devoted to the awesome-ness of the banana!  Bananas are a truly amazing fruit that have a number of very unique benefits and uses!  If you would like to know more, then please continue….. Health Benefits…

YOU are a Gift!

Did you know that underneath your pretty paper, there is a gift? It is true.  We all have a gift.  We all ARE a gift! Where is yours?  Are you sharing it with the world?  We want to see it!!!  We need it!!! Sure your ribbons and bows are nice to look at, but the…

Citrus Season!

So…citrus season is in full effect!  Which means there is a lot of this going on at my house: Oh, yeah!  Nothing like a good citrus haul!  Gotta get in those grapefruits and oranges this time of year! I mean, it is pretttty awesome that citrus season shows up during the time of year when…

Smile! :)

Seriously, though.  SMILE!   🙂 Did you know that smiling is GOOD FOR YOU? 🙂   🙂   🙂   🙂   🙂   🙂   🙂   🙂   🙂   🙂 Whether you are feeling it or not, smiling can actually trick your brain into thinking that you are HAPPY!  Don’t believe me? …

Four Year Vita-mix Anniversary Celebration with Smoothie Recipe!

Hey everyone! Remember this post?  I was celebrating the one year anniversary of my Vita-mix blender!  Well here I am again, three years later and I couldn’t help but notice the date!  January 17, 2013 ~ I have had my Vita-mix for FOUR years!!! Here she is;  still going strong! I am very happy that I noticed…