I have come to think of all of the challenges life brings as opportunities for growth. We don’t always love our “opportunities,” nor do we always love our teachers. However, if we think of life as what I call a “spiritual gymnasium,” we know that our challenges are the resistance training program we bought a membership for when we came to life here on planet earth. When these challenges involve emotional hurts, betrayals, trauma, and abuse, I call them “sacred wounds.” [Read more…] about Are You A Lightning Rod For Sacred Wounds?
Roasted Turkey with Herbed Ghee
Last week I received an angry email from my dad, who was clearly triggered by something I had said the week before. Unfortunately, he didn’t express his hurt in a functional way, but did it in an abusive way. He told me he never wanted to speak to me again and said this email was “good-bye forever.” In other words, he threw me away because he was angry with me. [Read more…] about Recovering from Abuse
Some of you might know that my son married the love of his life last month in one of the most beautiful ceremonies I have ever seen. One of the parts of the ceremony I loved the most was when his wife said, “we are not meant to be together, we choose to be together. Over the last 11 years we have chosen each other again and again and again. This is not destiny or serendipity, this is conscious choice that we will continue to make for the rest of our lives.”
WOW! What wisdom from one so young..
As the weather is changing, it’s nice to have something warm in your hands to drink. Wouldn’t it be great if that something warm to drink was also not harming your gut bacteria, bones, and adrenal/hormone balance? This is what coffee does. That’s why I love chai. Not the sugar and caffeine laced chai from Starbucks, but chai you make at home in bulk that can last you all season. I make up large glass canisters of different chai recipes and rotate them to suit my mood during the fall, winter and spring. Now I add Pique Tea crystals to my mixture and get even better digestive health and anti-oxidant value from my cup of tea. Try these and let me know what you think!
Even the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) say that stress is at the root of >95% of all health issues experienced by humans.
Does this mean you have to “get rid” of your stress? No. In fact, stress is good for you. It’s actually how you perceive your stress that is at the root of the harmful effects we talk about when you hear stress is bad for you.