Like we cultivate a garden, cultivating joy is intentional and it can take work at times!
It is much easier to do after we have nourished our body, and renewed our mind.
It is about beauty. Connection. Purpose. Things that make life delicious.
Carrot Mango Glory! If you have never tried the combination of carrots, mango, lemon and mint, you are in for a treat!! Here is the most refreshing, tastes like dessert but healthy, carrot dish you have ever tasted. I highly recommend keeping this salad...read more
Saint Patrick's Day is a fun tradition that is mostly not relevant in my world, other than an excuse to eat yummy food and color things green. I remember as a child - we used to dye everything green with some very-not-healthy green food coloring. Green...read more
What is a cleanse, and why would it cause trauma? Good questions. Your body naturally eliminates toxins - such as pesticides or heavy metals. Intentional "cleansing" is when you help your body do this work more efficiently. Essentially, the liver and...read more
The intention of this post is for quick inspiration and a recipe. These recipes utilize different kinds of magnesium for different purposes. This post contains affiliate links. Epsom salt has magnesium sulfate in it, and is good for detoxing through your...read more
Managing the expectations of the people you love can be a huge challenge over the holidays. Our children want it to be absolutely magical. Which is almost impossible to guarantee. Our partners have their own vision of what is important - which is often...read more
The tension between the joys of holiday food and the displeasure of what it can do to our bodies is real! To indulge can mean holiday sugar overload. Which can do so much more damage than weight gain! We can get sick, moody, and miserable. No fun! And...read more
Uncertainty is a fascinating and complicated topic. According to Tony Robbins - it is one of the main human needs. It WILL get fulfilled, whether we are conscious of it or not. (Learning this pretty much blew my mind and changed everything for me.) Certainty is...read more
One year I read and summarized each verse of the entire Old Testament. While it was a bit tedious at times, and sometimes honestly confusing/bothersome (I have no formal Biblical education), there were some great lessons! My biggest takeaway was how often the Lord...read more
With any kind of major change or shift, people notice. It is very easy to feel vulnerable with that kind of attention. That vulnerability can keep us from shifting further, or even cause us to shift back to where we were. This is a picture of my second birthday....read more
Sean Croxton has a new "Quote of the Day" podcast out that is phenomenal. One of my favorites (so far!) is a quote by Tony Robbins about taking the should's in your life and making them must's. I highly recommend tuning in daily. CLICK HERE to listen to the 14 ish...read more