In September of 2017, I had the great honor to participate in a vision quest in the Colorado Rockies near Crestone. I had participated in a number of other quests and journeys in other countries and with other cultures, but never with the native people of my own land. I knew immediately it was time when the invitation came. [Read more…] about A Vision Quest and the Lightning Bolt that Rewired My Life
Last year I wrote the book, Solving the Autoimmune Puzzle, and one of the things that I talked about in solving the autoimmune puzzle is that we are each a unique puzzle. With any chronic illness, autoimmunity included, there are four corners to each person’s puzzle. [Read more…] about Healing Leaky Boundaries™ to Heal Leaky Gut to Reverse Autoimmune Disease.
This week I had the opportunity to see Mean Girls the Musical in New York City. Because I love anything Tina Fey does, I fully expected to like it. I was wrong; I LOVED it. It contained the themes from her blockbuster movie of the same name: human sexuality, bullying, hierarchical structures of the animal kingdom, and the possibility that people can change. [Read more…] about Mean Girls: Female Aggression Takes on New Forms in Adulthood
When I was in my 40s, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I healed it in one month without chemo, surgery, or radiation. But that’s because I knew where it had come from, why it was there, and what it was there to teach me. But I am getting ahead of myself. Let me start from the beginning. [Read more…] about Cancer Teaches Many Lessons to Those Who are Ready to Learn Them.
June is National Headache and Migraine Awareness Month
Headaches and migraines are the cause of the loss of vitality for people around the world in every minute of every day. The sad truth is they are not necessary. There are a number of possible root causes for migraines and headaches and finding your root cause is essential for prevention. Naturally, that’s what we want—prevention, which is much better than stopping a headache once it’s started. [Read more…] about How to Prevent Headaches and Migraines
Dosha-Specific Spice Blends (Churnas)
Ayurveda uses the tastes to balance the doshas. Which tastes are most prominent in your daily diet? Which tastes do you turn to in times of mental or emotional stress? How can you begin to expand your palate and menu options to include all six tastes? Can you extrapolate that awareness to your tolerance for experiences that span the spectrum of sweet to salty and everything that is included in between? [Read more…] about Your Taste for Life