Category: LIFESTYLE

NETTLE HAIR RINSE

Nettle is such a fantastic herb for many reasons.  It is a special liver tonic that is full of nutrients and supports the immune system.  I love drinking Nettle tea on a daily basis. Nettle is also great for hair, especially darker hair colors so I infuse dried Nettles in Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar for…

SHAMPOO BARS

I just finished making another batch of Shampoo Bars.  I have been making them for years for me and my husband.  Besides having an abundant supply of shampoo in the cupboard, they are portable, save us money, completely biodegradable and have absolutely no waste for the landfill.  They usually last us for a year before…

Amalgam Removal

Two weeks ago I went through an extensive 2 day process to remove all of the amalgam fillings in my mouth.  Why on earth would I choose, at 48, to undergo such a difficult procedure?  The answer comes from an accidental viewing of a documentary called, “Evidence of Harm.”  I am a documentary junkie and…

Sawyer Fredericks in Aspen

Last night I was surprised with tickets to a concert at the Belly Up in Aspen, Colorado.  Mia Z opened and Sawyer Fredericks was the main event.  It was a packed house and we got way more than our $10 tickets were worth.  This amazingly talented young teenager put on a heck of a show.…

WILD PLANT RETREAT

I just returned from an amazing retreat in the La Plata mountains near Durango, Colorado with my youngest son and 4 other women that I did not previously know.  Our host and teacher was the wild food foraging expert, Katrina Blair.  I cannot begin the articulate the vast amount of information that Katrina shared with…

Children Writers

My 11 year old daughter and some fellow classmates recently published some paragraphs in Orion Magazine with the guidance and encouragement of their 4th/5th grade teachers.  I wanted to share a few of them, but by all means check all of them out at Orion Magazine online.  This effort is a great example of the incredible…

You Have A Better One

I recently had the pleasure of engaging in a brief conversation with one of my favorite little friends.  Her name is Charley and she has existed on our great planet for six and one half years.  Her heart has infinite expansion while her intellect seeps into the crevices of wonder and mystery.  I absolutely adore…

The Library

The library is the perfect calming and tranquil environment.  I noticed recently while studying at the library, how calm and relaxed my children were while they finished homework and read from the vast selection of books.  My children get excited when I mention we are going to the library.  They demonstrate the same enthusiasm that they…

Two Of My Favorite Albert Camus Quotes

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay and invincible summer.” “Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”

Fresh Start

What is a fresh start? Plato said, “The beginning is the most important part of the work.”  That is where I am right now in my 40’s.  I am starting fresh.  New company, new logo and tagline, new phone number and email address, new website…almost.  It is a whole new direction from the path I…