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What Could Go Right?

I wrote this post in June of 2015, but am republishing it a year later because I have an important update, which changes the story a little– and I added a video I think you’ll enjoy.  If you have already read it, please scroll to the bottom of the post. And if this is the […]

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Mental Health

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Let’s Talk About Food Attitudes

Can we talk for minute about food attitudes? There is a quote that is widely circulated on many pages I follow which says, “Every bite you take is either feeding disease or fighting it.” And it makes me a little crazy every time I see it.  Since when did eating become a series of moral […]

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Mental Health

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What to Do With Elderberries

This seems to be the year of Elderberry Madness– we have a huge crop over here, and so many people are becoming more attuned to their environments, finding their local elderberries, and wanting to use them.  So I thought it would be fun to share a bunch of ideas about what to do with elderberries– […]

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Foraging

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Hope for a Better Food System (and for the Planet)

Do you ever just feel really discouraged about all that’s happening in the world?  Something I think about a lot is the way we (as humans and particularly as Westerners) are producing our foods right now.  It’s disconnected.  It’s hurting our bodies, our communities, our ecosystems and affecting life on earth at every level.  It’s […]

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Community

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Simple Medicine: Sage and Honey Cough Syrup

It will probably not surprise you much to learn that I don’t like taking medicine.  While I’m thankful for the availability of strong medicine when it’s needed, I prefer to go with natural methods.  Nature provides so much of the medicine we need, and I like to use what’s right under my nose (and feet, […]

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Health

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Q & A Wednesday, Episode 2: Let’s Talk About Food!

Hi there!  Last week was my first video session with you, and I was nervous.  I shouldn’t have been, though– you were all wonderful and thoughtful, as usual. As I looked over the questions you have sent me, a lot of them were about food.  Rather than just answering individual questions, I thought I’d talk […]

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Community

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Three Daily Habits for a Stronger Body

This month I have been focusing on wellness, and trying to build some healthy habits into my life.  One thing that I had been longing for in the last several months is a stronger body.  I had always been very active (if not athletic) through my childhood and most of adulthood.  Even through the first […]

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Health