I spent this past weekend camping in the woods along Ginnie Springs, Florida not far from where I currently live. My brother-in-law and I went out on Friday to set up camp, we searched for the perfect spot until we finally found one on the bank of the river. Two trees lined a large opening for us to see out on the river to the other side and a large tree trunk lined the bank that separated a small beach area from our camp site.… Read More
Confession: A month and a half ago I hit rock bottom. I wasn’t feeling well at all, in fact I was feeling worse than I did when I started acupuncture with joint pain but also digestive issues and I began having other strange symptoms as well like rashes, insomnia, diarrhea, and weight gain. I started feeling like a fraud. Like this “healthy lifestyle” and acupuncture really wasn’t working for me, and questioned whether in fact it was making me sicker? Through this journey I’ve… Read More
In high school I dated a guy who I thought would be my “forever”. He was the guy that most of the girls wanted to be with, a football player, a smooth looking charmer, outwardly kind and funny. The first months of our relationship were enveloped in the honeymoon phase, still getting comfortable around each other, still trying to impress one another and ultimately understanding how to navigate this youthful time in our lives, together.
Goodbyes are the worst. Even if they’re only “see you later’s” the twisting pinch in your chest that swells up into your throat reminds you you’re not sure when you’ll see that person again and it lingers as does their absence. I said goodbye, or see you later or possible even see you soon, whatever you want to call it to my friends early this morning. It’s complicated when it comes to goodbyes these days. We were used to being together all the time or… Read More
I hope to do my best to explain a bit about acupuncture for you and the benefits of acupuncture for autoimmune diseases. Understand that I am not an expert on this and I do not have all the facts but I present to you my understanding, research, along with my personal experience.
Lately, it’s been difficult for me to clear my mind, to get past the daily thoughts I have, put away the day’s work and fall asleep. Most of the time it happens at night, when I am trying to wind down and when I’m not overcome with things to keep me busy. When I just have to be… still with myself. Have I accomplished everything today? No. Did I finish all that I wanted to today? Sometimes. Am I making progress? NO (though truthfully… Read More
I adore golden beets. They have a deep sweetness and a less earthy taste than red beets but they can also have a tangy bite to them. I especially love getting these beets when they are just overripe and usually on sale at the local market, they are inexpensive and make an awesome soup base! In this recipe I share with you a quick and easy method to get a creamy and spicy soup that will keep you warm this winter by bringing this little… Read More
Do you get the feeling when you’re overcome with excitement and you can’t sit still, can’t focus, can’t sleep? In these moments I have to remind myself to breathe. Literally, ten seconds will have passed and I’ll be saying, “Breathe! Like really before you pass out,” in my head. Since the start of the New Year these feelings have consumed me. It’s as if everything I’m working towards is on the verge of coming alive. And I can say “I made this happen!!” It’s not… Read More