Or Maybe It Is? Let’s Explore This Thought…
Many people come to Yoga looking for a “practice” to get their body fit. Yoga is a physical thing for them. I will confess, I did the same, or so I thought. At 35, I gave up weight lifting as I was bored and tired of it. I wanted something else to occupy my daily fitness time and Yoga seemed like a fine new space to explore.
I have written about this, and the endless benefits of Yoga, many times on this blog. Scroll to the page bottom, type in Yoga on the search bar, and explore my thoughts on this life changing gem we call Yoga. Read More
“The Vagina is an amazing organ. Truthfully, most females do not give their vagina a second thought unless… “ these are the opening words to a blog post I wrote (on my other blog) in April of 2013.
The vagina is an amazing organ, as is every organ in our human bodies. I find it interesting, the varied reactions I get, when a conversation about the vagina is started. I have seen the reaction much like a “deer in the headlights”, or “let’s change the subject,” to “excuse me, I must go now”. Depending on the crowd, I may get a few women ready for conversation. Maybe it is the nurse in me, or maybe something else and I do have some thoughts, but talking about any body part or its biological function just comes naturally to me.
Vaginas need TLC. Every part of the body needs to be cared for and given what it needs to function at its biological best. The vagina needs and deserves this same level of care. Read More
I like butter. Real butter. Butter from cows living naturally: wandering about freely eating the grass nature meant them to eat. Oh yeah, fat and cholesterol laced eggs are pretty darn yummy too. Eggs from chickens that roam freely, eating the things chickens were meant to eat (not some fabricated food bought at farm stores akin to dry dog food - unnatural is my point). I cook the eggs in pig lard. Yup, from pigs that wander freely eating what nature intended them to.
Are you worried I am going to keel over from a heart attack? Stroke?
Don’t. I do not.
My grandparents lived on butter, lard, eggs, pork, vegetables, and fruits, etc. from the animals and produce they raised on their own farms and gathered in the woods (think berries!). I would say I come from pretty healthy stock, sturdy people who all lived to just shy of 90. Read More
Wait, I think...
For 12 years, from age 23 to 35, I lifted weights daily. Gym rat I was: bench pressing, dead lifting, squatting... yes, all of it. Eventually I purchased home equipment consisting of a bench, barbell, weight plates, and dumbbells.
At 35, I was bored and looking for change. I decided to start a Yoga asana practice. I had been doing Yoga Mindfulness work for 9 years. It was time to add in the poses. Then, after a year of every other day weight lifting & every other day Yoga asana practice, I completely bagged the weight training. The bench and paraphernalia was hauled to the top of my street and left on State Rt. #56. Before I could return with trunk load 2, the bench and barbell were gone. The decision was final, no going back. Read More
Everyone & everything has a back story. That IS what makes life juicy, fun, and creates her-story.
I began making my own face cream (heavier for winter use) and lotion (lighter for summer use) when I was in my late 30s. I had been studying plant medicine (herbs and eventually essential oils) for 20+ years. I was learning about herbs and essential oils that were skin repairing, skin rejuvenating, for people with maturing as well as sun damaged skin. Read More
It is April 23rd (Happy Earth Day yesterday!) and I am patiently awaiting Dandelion greens, Wild Violet leaves & flowers, and Wild Leeks (heading out, soon, to see if they are popped up enough to dig). It has been a long winter and a hard won Spring for us Waaaay Northern New Yorkers. Today is day 3 of sunshine and no snow floating down. The ground is finally bare save for a few pockets of the "white stuff" here and there on the northern sides of trees, hills, etc. Read More