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Socially Conscious

Stay centered

The past season blessed us with an abundance of winter weather, and the colder temperatures graced us with some beautiful snow as well.  As the storms moved on, the warmer weather crept in.

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Socially Conscious

Welcoming spring

Winter is a time of rest and regeneration. While we may be called to hibernate, we are also being encouraged to plan and organize. This year my winter season began in autumn. This was due to personal commitments I had set for myself — one of those included expanding my knowledge of healing plants. So while my blog has been a bit quiet, it doesn’t mean that I haven’t been bubbling with ideas to share. On the contrary, I have a list of drafts and ideas that are waiting for the continued spark to be birthed into existence fully.

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Socially Conscious

The balance of nature

Following an Earth-friendly lifestyle is an attempt to protect the planet we inhabit. It’s an act of self-preservation, for us and future generations. What happens when the balance tips and we are in a declining cycle? Continue Reading

Recipes

Smoothies instead of milkshakes

One day this summer my youngest said to me, “I’m craving a milkshake.” I agreed that one did sound good on that relatively warm day. However, that is something we rarely purchase. So my next thought was to make one at home, but we didn’t have any ice cream. I wonder what happened to all the ice cream in the freezer? Continue Reading

Holistic Wellness

Simple remedies to ease symptoms from wildfire smoke

My home state, California, is currently experiencing multiple wildfires. Additionally, at this time, there are wildfires burning in other states and even other countries. Regardless of how far you are from the actual fires, there is a possibility that some of the smoke may reach you. And you may not even see or smell smoke, but the particulate matter that is carried by the smoke can pose a health hazard. You may feel it in your eyes, sinuses or lungs.  Continue Reading

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The recipe of life

Growing up, we didn’t have measuring cups and spoons in the kitchen. My mom used the spoons in the drawers and the teacups in the cabinet for measuring ingredients. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I purchased measuring cups and spoons for my own home. Continue Reading

Holistic Wellness

Holistic renewal in the spring garden

Spring does not enter quietly. It’s as if all the seasons gathered together in a wavering crescendo of warm sunny days, blustery wind, rain, and even the occasional snow. It’s the final push before the new season emerges. We are shown glimpses of this in the garden. The plants and critters don’t need a calendar; they know that the seasons are shifting. Continue Reading