#FoodieFriday: Sneaky Good-for-you Berry Cobbler

I grew up in Portland, Oregon, and as you can imagine, we grew up on ultra, you've-never-heard-of-it healthy food. When my brothers were teenagers, we were in the Midwest by then, and they tried to break free of the "good for you" food oppression they were raised with. "Not so fast", said my mom, always ready … Continue reading #FoodieFriday: Sneaky Good-for-you Berry Cobbler

How we spend our days is how we spend our lives

"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing. A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both … Continue reading How we spend our days is how we spend our lives

Good For All Your Parts Chicken Broth (AKA Medicinal Chicken Broth)

I've been working out the kinks on my own version of medicinal chicken broth - or bone broth soup- since my naturopath suggested it to improve gut health a few weeks ago. And it's an uncomfortable and painstaking process for many reasons, one that really surprised me. Every weekend, I get a whole chicken at … Continue reading Good For All Your Parts Chicken Broth (AKA Medicinal Chicken Broth)

How sick became the new normal

[Note to readers, visitors and all curious holistic types: I am not selling anything on this site. There are no items to buy. I just believe these things. This is my story, my health evolution in progress. Thanks for reading and learning along with me.] On Wednesday, I mentioned the pandemic acceptance of illness and … Continue reading How sick became the new normal

Fear and Faith: Stories of Healing

You may remember that a few weeks ago, I went to a conference and mustered some courage from seeing God do the impossible. And then I started to believe it was possible. And that maybe God could use me to bring healing to people's bodies and lives too. For years, I complained to God that … Continue reading Fear and Faith: Stories of Healing

Sick of being sick and a new kind of health

During my recent efforts to partner with God and see the sick healed, I've noticed a tragic pattern in my own life. Much like those I pray for, I've allowed sickness and poor health to inhabit my life. In this, I made a painful discovery. Even if I pray for someone and they are healed, … Continue reading Sick of being sick and a new kind of health

There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand Cream Pie

This afternoon, my kitchen was a mess from lunch with friends, and I just left it that way. Now it's dinner time, and I should be fixing something with protein in it, but instead I decided I wanted to make a banana cream pie. I'm a terribly impractical cook. But in my defense, today is … Continue reading There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand Cream Pie

What to eat, what to wear: brand new favorites

After a one-two punch of sickness around here (hormonal migraines and sinus infection), I am going back to my homeopathic/holistic roots for answers to healing and nutrition. I am so done with being sick. Yuck! Spirit of Health in Kansas City has proven to be an incredible resource for recipes, teaching videos on health, as … Continue reading What to eat, what to wear: brand new favorites

The battle of healing among the sick

It was about two and a half weeks ago, a Monday, and the healing conference was only a day behind me. I didn't pray for any strangers for healing at the conference, but after coming home and hearing the stories I'd heard, I decided I was going to do it. I would stop saying "No" … Continue reading The battle of healing among the sick