SAD is a serious and real issue for many people living in any temperate, rainy climate zone like the Pacific Northwest. I will post on this throughout the winter to keep you filled with tips on staying in joy all year.
Three key tips right here:
What a journey my family has been on the past few months!
We supported my father in his passing. He had been suffering from a prolonged chronic brain disease for over a decade. It has been what I call the ‘long goodbye’ - those of you who have family with degenerative brain conditions know what I am talking about!
We had the gift of him returning to his more normal mental faculties a few months before his death. It was a treat to be with him again. As I anticipated his passing this holiday season, I expected to feel bittersweet, but there is no bitterness. Sadness…. yes, at times deep grief... but also joy, wonder and gratitude with what we witnessed as my father passed and how we grew as a family.
It was a beautiful process. I was honored to have a front row seat to his transition to another level of being. It was a sacred space I shared with our extended family and friends for weeks over this holiday break.
I enter the New Year emboldened by what I have learned....
Fall weather always feels bittersweet to me even while I enjoy soaking in those last rays of sunshine. I know it’s the ending of the life and vibrancy of summer. I recommend that you take a few minutes during this season of transition to prepare to support your health through the next months. I’ve created a guide to help you in staying healthier this fall. Feel free to download the full PDF by clicking the link below.
I know cold season has started for many. I want to make sure you’re prepared for the inevitable viruses on the way. Last year was a rough flu season, and though we’re hoping this year will be lighter, you can be prepared no matter what!
I know, I know, so basic! I don’t mean to totally frighten you, but the hepatitis C virus can live on cold, wet surfaces for three days! Now you know why doctor-moms are uber-paranoid. However, if you really do wash your hands right after you get off the bus, pick up that stylus to sign at...
Whether you're preparing for a feast for family with allergies, or just want to feel a little lighter during the fall and winter holidays, these recipes help you maximize both nutritional content and taste - even from your pies!