Joy Finding

Jump In With Your Clothes On

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    I had every intention of jumping in the water, just not fully clothed. I fell in. Hard. Though I like to think it looked semi-graceful , I know that I basically just looked like a flailing seagull using it’s wings for the first time, hoping to make landing on a rock. Which also happened, now with two jammed toes both black and purple but thankfully not broken.   The funny thing is, I loved it. I am pretty sure I was laughing as I was… Read More

Healing Modalities

Changing With The Seasons, Letting Go of the Old

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    The leaves have begun their transition into a slow, fading form of life. Their yellow has been showing and some deep reds have started to appear. When they fall it’s only with grace that they reach the Earth, and this process of death is actually the beginning of renewal, not simply an ending. It is cyclical, as are the seasons of our own lives. We too, are changing with the seasons and letting go of the old.   Moving from one time in… Read More

Autoimmune Paleo

Create A Life You Dream Of

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When I was growing up, I imagined a life for myself. At the age of 6 this life was becoming a veterinarian and living on a giant farm filled with rescue animals. I can’t say this isn’t still a semi- dream of mine, but I quickly realized when I was 9 and fell in love with my very first dog of my own that I didn’t have what it took to be a vet (sensitive empath alert!) so it was around that time I decided… Read More

Healing Modalities

The Gift of Presence

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  I walked into my room and paused, completely still. My bed is half unmade, half covered in pillows and Acme’s asleep in his usual spot, near the window, by the salt lamp set on the low setting. “I love my bedroom,” I whispered to myself. I love the simplicity, the ease it brings me every time I walk in and the instant I lay my head down I feel at rest. I thought, how rare it is that we stop to appreciate what we… Read More

Joy Finding

What to Takeaway From 2016

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  I rarely get to see the stars at night. Having been living in Seattle now for a year and a half, it’s mostly grey days and hazy nights. Sometimes I am spoiled by the moon glowing through my living room window, but with the light pollution from the city the stars are amiss on a daily basis. Yesterday I took a late flight out of Dallas on my way back from seeing my family in Florida and Alabama for the Holidays. The sky was… Read More

Joy Finding

Are You Ready For Change?

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  We often wonder if we’re on the right path. If where we’re headed is the right way and if our direction will lead us to where we want to be. Is our life’s purpose guiding us correctly, or is there interference between our heart and minds? The truth is, we’re only “there” for a short period, and then we move on to a different path. Some paths we stay connected to and become integrated in us as a part of our lives, but still, every… Read More

Autoimmune Paleo

How to Deal During the Holidays

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    The other day I had a client ask me, “what got you through the holidays when you were on the autoimmune protocol?”  I thought this was a great question. After much thought since our conversation I realized my answer would benefit so many of you as much as it did her. When the holidays come around it can be an especially challenging for people who are a midst lifestyle changes or an elimination protocol. It can already be stressful for many regardless of… Read More

Joy Finding

The Self-Limiting Summit

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In 2005 before I started having severe arthritic symptoms, before my fingers became stiff and my knees too weak to walk, before any diagnosis, the world was at my feet. I had the freedom of movement. I enjoyed it largely as an active teenager running around full of energy and an active member of the volleyball team. When disease struck the confines of my bed were mostly what I spent the next months surrounded by. I felt robbed of my independence, of my will and… Read More

Healing Modalities

Prioritize Your Own Needs

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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

Healing Modalities

Avocado Face Mask

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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