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Gratitude and Blessings During Hard Times

Recently, I shared my unlikely birth story (read about it here) that involved nearly 40 days of hospitalization. While it was shocking, a bit frightening, and challenging, my husband Michael and I never lost sight of the many miracles that were upon us. We are deeply grateful. Michael and I are enormously blessed.  In fact,

Yoga of breath helps stress, depression, anxiety, happiness

How do you breathe when you're feeling angry? How do you breathe when you're feeling happy? How about when you're feeling anxious? Or when you're feeling depressed? How about when you're in love? This is why talk therapy can be limited in its effects. We can't fight the mind with the mind so easily. But you can change

The Secrets to Keeping Love & Passion Alive

When they entered the room together, they radiated an aura of love for each other that made it hard not to watch them. A passion that sparkled. When I met Stacey and Paul Martino, I learned that they weren't newly-weds. They had been married for over 10 years, and were raising two children! Aren't people

Lessons from the Christmas Tree

It just stands tall and gives of itself naturally. It cleans the air and soil. It offers shade, color, and homes for countless animals, birds, and insects. Even when the tree is dead, it offers its body to us as furniture, houses, warmth in firewood, paper, and more. The tree is useful and giving in life

Guided meditation to reduce stress, calm the mind

Researchers report  meditation benefits our mental health by reducing depression, anxiety and cognition. Studies show it increases gray matter in the brain in ways that helps you better control your thoughts and reactions. It might help you stave off dementia because your brain ages slower with regular meditation.   Science also verifies that meditation benefits

Your life is a cookbook

It's April.  If you're like the majority of people, your New Year's goals are long since forgotten. Many goals are lost in the sea of other priorities simply because they require too much effort to attain. In order for a goal to become attainable, the lifestyle and habits around it must be evaluated. A great

Boost your happiness by eating vegetables, research suggests

There is growing evidence that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is related to your wellbeing. Happiness, satisfaction with life, and positive affects are not entirely explained by variables such as socio-economic status, race, education, marriage, exercise, smoking, and body mass index (BMI). Recent experimental and daily food diary research suggests that consuming fruits

Feeling stuck? How to regain your inner power

I've been there too. I've given up on hopes and dreams. And I've regretted it. Thankfully, I've learned successful strategies that help me stay committed to worthwhile pursuits, even when it's really tough. This is why I'm writing to you. I don't want you to give up. I've learned that success is about strategy and

Alternative Therapies for Vets with PTSD

Source: Project Welcome Home Troops In 2006 & 2007, after Hurricane Katrina, I went to New Orleans to help with rebuilding efforts. The International Association for Human Values (IAHV) offered trainings to help people with therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after the devastation of losing their homes. During this time, the IAHV trained me,

Herbs that help you manage stress

By Rebecca Potter, MH When stress comes knocking on your door, what do you do? Hopefully you have a tried and true method to get your stress level down, since prolonged stress causes chronic disease and even kills! And it turns our nerves into raw uninsulated electrical wires that keep shorting out causing all sorts

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Cookbook: Foods that Love You Back
Cookbook: Foods that Love You Back
This is my latest recipe collection of over 50-pages of real food ideas that are easy and delicious, and your whole family can love.
Price: $15.00
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