Celebrating Easter – and the simple things!!!!!!!!

  Right before my son left for his Easter holidays with the grandparents, we celebrated in our own, simple way.  We spent the evening cooking, eating and then went for a long drive, my two sons and I.  It was lovely.  It was simple.  A definite, simple job for this mom!!  We cooked this Paleo…

Stronger: Body and Mind

Two years ago, I decided I needed a serious lifestyle change. I hadn’t been living the way I wanted and any changes I made just were not working, not consistently.  I had some amazing will power and could make BIG changes I wanted for a day or two, or a week or two. It never…

I must confess

As I study for my Nutrition Coach exam, I find that there is so much to memorize – like names, sources, and function of all the vitamins and minerals and some other micronutrients as well as symptoms of deficiency and also of toxicity. I am finding it useful to broaden the study of vitamins to…

What is this blog about and what is my motivation?

In a nutshell, it’s inspired out of my own health woes and those of a dear friend.  I can’t really remember a time when I felt truly well that doesn’t date back to my childhood.  You know, the time when we didn’t pay attention to our bodies (unless we were ill), but only attended to…

Rating the Paleo Diet

Most of the mainstream articles I’ve read that critique or rate diets, rate the Paleo diet/way of eating near last based on where it gets its name. What?  Whether or not one can literally “eat like a caveman” when we obviously just can’t find the EXACT foods our caveman ancestors ate, ie: mammoth, nor can we…

Beautiful End to a Day

Lately, I’ve taken to noting the wonderful difference between organic coffee and regular coffee.  There’s a bitterness in coffee I liked to mask with too much sugar, flavors and cream.  I find that organic or fair-trade coffees don’t have the bitterness.  They are smoother.   It’s a little harder to find a coffee shop that…

I took offense to Gary Yourofsky’s speech

First off, I would just like to say, I find Gary Yourofsky to be one. angry. man.  He travels to spread his angry message to youth.  What is his message?  Become a vegan and I’ll give you facts to back it up.  It’s not the anger that I took offense to, though it highly agitated…

Grateful for Local, Pastured and Organic Chicken!!

I am looking forward to enjoying this bird tomorrow night!  I pulled this 3.5 lb organically fed and pastured chicken out of my freezer today.  It is also from a local farm which is a bonus, though not sure a benefit when it is already frozen, but possibly.  I found a good recipe online for my…