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
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.
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
Occasionally, the outer sphere of my eyes appear blue. The deeper part of my iris changes from light to a deep green hue. Since there isn’t a hint of grey to them they aren’t really considered hazel, and I like to think that sometimes makes them more of a light emerald-green. I spent my day yesterday doing things I love. I started with a nutritious breakfast, I sipped on liver supporting tea, challenged my body to an hour yoga practice, cooked and meal prepped, did… Read More
I want to drag Christmas morning out for as long as possible. My sister, especially would get frustrated with me as I’d carefully unwrap each piece of tape and then each layer of wrapping paper all to relish in the anticipation. Then I’d want everyone to open their gifts the same way, but my sister tore into hers as if they would melt before she could finish. I’d ask my parents if we could each open a gift one at a time, because as much… Read More
I am staring at a blank screen thinking about all the things I want to say – how can I tell the story of my disease in a way that you can understand? It’s an ongoing theme in my life, and for many I believe, to seek understanding. But the reality (at least my reality) has been that most people don’t understand. So writing about my journey so that you might know how my autoimmune disease affects me is difficult, but I’m not going to… Read More
Food serves a purpose. Multiple purposes in fact. To fill the body with nutrients so it can burn calories to use for energy, but it also serves to nourish us. I mean truly satisfy the inner parts of us all that find joy from sitting around a table giving each other the ultimate gift which grounds us to the Earth. By creating flavorful dishes but more so by sharing with the intention offering food as love, we nourish one another. I’ve watched my grandmother tirelessly… Read More
The sky was misting that morning, releasing energy as we had as a group the past day of our retreat. We woke up to a much cooler day, less sun than prior and yet so much more life in us. I took my orange tea out on the wooden deck, pulled my hooded raincoat over my head and began to sip. I watched as Black Jack, the black stallion, paced along the fence. The foliage peaked through the wet fog. Sip. I drank my tea,… Read More