singing bowls

Sound Bath Meditation

I’m always looking for new healing modalities and ways to handle stress better. When I took the SMART training at the Benson-Henry Institute a few years ago, I learned how stress can physically alter your brain. Also, when you have certain mystery diseases, such as fibromyalgia (which I do), stress reduction is key. My self-healing […]

Athletic Brewing IPA

A Non-Alcoholic Beer That Tastes Like Beer

I received a sample of a non-alcoholic beer recently. I didn’t have high expectations, since, well, I’ve never heard of a good-tasting non-alcoholic beer. So imagine my surprise when I tasted Athletic Brewing’s IPA and it actually tasted like beer! I was thrilled by this discovery and ordered more almost immediately. If you like the […]

cauliflower tortilla chips

Brassica Oleracea Var. Botrytis

…better known as “cauliflower.” Over the past few years, I’ve seen so many new ways to eat it. Riced cauliflower, cauliflower mashed potatoes. The list just grows. Because I’ve always been a fan of cauliflower, I’ve tried a variety of items this year, including breadsticks, dips, and snacks. A company called From the Ground Up […]

Tom's charcoal toothpaste

Adventures in Charcoal Toothpaste

It seems like every type of toiletry has a charcoal option these days. Even toothpaste. Allen shivered when I showed him the Tom’s charcoal toothpaste that I bought. But I was not afraid to put charcoal in my mouth, because I have eaten charcoal ice cream before (and kind of liked it). And I’ve also […]

Young Living

My mom was introduced to Young Living essential oils by her former massage therapist. The oils have helped her chronic stuffy nose/sinus problems (she uses a diffuser) and have also helped the circulation in her legs (she uses an oil in unscented lotion). I’ve been having unexplained pain in my abdomen, so I decided to […]