Chasing After Day 1

Last week I had decided that it was time to do a cleanse. A simple, liquids-only for a couple of days. I have not done one in more than 6 months, and between tight clothes and being tired every day, I know that it would be a beneficial endeavor.

Cultural Difference

Last week, in the same way that I have done many times over since returning to the United States from Haiti, I had a light bulb moment in the middle of a regular activity. These light bulbs go off in response to a question I keep finding myself asking, "Is this something that people in Haiti might do?"

Aches and Pains

Recently , I heard someone lamenting some serious and unexpected back pain. In response, friends were giving support by suggesting a variety of treatments and remedies. Chiropractic care, anti-inflammatories, steroid shots, pain medication, acupuncture... all great and expected suggestions until I piped up with: Have you been drinking enough water? Granted, it took me a … Continue reading Aches and Pains

Back in the saddle

It's been about a year since I did my first cleanse using essential oils & supplements, and in that time, I've gone back and forth between healthy and not-so-healthy, gluten-free and gluten-full, less sugar and more sugar... you get the picture. Sometimes the effort was there, other times not so much.


Some mornings we walk outside to water the garden and we find a series of holes. Early this spring, we put a deep layer of mulch around the bushes and crepe myrtles in the front yard, only to find the pits with mulch-y guts spilling out all around.