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Endings and Beginnings

Recently I flew home to Chicago to help with the process of packing up my mom's home and getting it ready to sell.  If you've ever had to do this with your own parents, you know all too well this can be a daunting task! The decision to move my mom into an assisted living apartment was made last December.  Although it

This Sunday I’m Celebrating All Of My “Mothers”

Mother's Day is this Sunday and while I'm grateful to be able to celebrate with my mom on this special day, I know that for some people, including my mom, this day will be filled with some sadness. For those who have lost their mother or a child or perhaps never felt their own mother's love, Mother's Day can be a painful reminder of

This Is One Event You Do Not Want to Miss!

We know that one of the best indicators of health is a sense of community.  Community helps to transform words to actions, actions to habits and habits to values. When it comes to fostering a sense of community around healthy food and a healthy planet, the Food Revolution Summit is one event you do not want to miss.

This Could Be Making Your Allergies Worse……

So many people are struggling with allergies right now and with everything in bloom, it's only natural to think that your symptoms are being caused by what is happening outside in nature. While I don't deny that all the pollen floating around may be contributing to your allergies, sometimes the foods you're eating can be just as irritating

Let Your Light Shine!

Last Sunday, when the hours of light and dark were in perfect balance, we welcomed in the first day of Spring. Spring is the season of hope and has long been celebrated as a time of rebirth and renewal.  Perhaps now more than ever we are eager to embrace this cycle of growth and renewal in

Praying For Peace

When I sat down to write my newsletter this week, I found myself struggling.  I had planned on sharing a new recipe with you but somehow that seemed so trivial compared to what is happening in the world right now. As I listen to the news about the invasion of Ukraine, I am filled with an overwhelming sense of helplessness.  When I

Have You Given Up On Your New Year’s Resolutions?

With just a few days left in February, I thought this would be a good time to check in with you and see how you're doing with your new year's resolutions. If you're still going strong, that's awesome....keep it up!  If, however, you can't even remember what your goals were, you're definitely not alone. Even with the best

This Ancient Recipe Will Warm You Up In No Time!

"Brrrrrr......it's so cold outside."  I don't know about you, but I've been saying that a lot lately. Luckily, no matter how cold it gets outside, there's one thing that always warms me up.....a big mug of hot chocolate!  Seriously, is there anything more comforting than a cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter morning?  I think not. While

This Makes Me Laugh Every Single Time :)

Recently, I saw this video and just had to share it with you.  I know it's really silly but honestly, it makes me laugh every single time I watch it. As silly as this video is, lately it has become my saving grace.  Whenever I start to feel overwhelmed by the stress of everyday life, all I need to do is take one look

I’m definitely adding one of these to my collection!

Now that we have been spending more time at home, it's no surprise that over the past two years the popularity of indoor plants has blossomed. While this trend may have started as a way to spruce up your living space, plants have some pretty amazing health benefits that go way beyond boosting your decor. Did you know that......... Plants