holding space

All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well. – Julian of Norwich I came across (on Facebook) this lovely interview from Grace Quantuck that I am pleased to share. Learn more about Grace here. I am a big fan of Heather Plett. Enjoy! In this interviewContinue reading “holding space”


Schedule a sacred date with yourself ~ You deserve time for your life. I did just that…. schedule some time for myself this past week. A friend and I attended a 2 day yoga nidra retreat at the Christine Center in Willard WI on the 27th and 28th. Not that the trip needs any justification…Continue reading “time”


Take the leap ~ Your courage will see you through. COURAGE. I am going to go off program this week to visit the past. Five years ago (August 2010) I wrote a series of posts on the Serenity Prayer. I was inspired to do so by Dr. Emmett Miller who created a delightful guided imageryContinue reading “courage”


Count your blessings ~ A grateful heart attracts more joy, love, and prosperity. There are many benefits to the practice of gratitude. This week’s card is inviting us to count our BLESSINGS and/or BLESS our mess. … And it is true, a grateful heart does attract more joy, love, and even prosperity. “To be gratefulContinue reading “blessings”


When I was young I observed my mother drinking gelatin mixed in water. She said it was to grow strong nails. I don’t know why she just didn’t just eat jello…. I have forgotten all about that until recently when I began drinking bone broth to heal my leaky gut. My fingernails are less brittleContinue reading “gelatin”

intro to the paleo diet with Chris Kresser

This post was started on March 14, 2014 and I am finally getting around to finishing it and posting it for you. Since that time I am 55 pounds lighter and feel good. This is the first of many posts about the paleo diet and autoimmune protocol that I have adopted to manage multiple sclerosis.Continue reading “intro to the paleo diet with Chris Kresser”

the arrival of illness

  John O’Donohue is one of my favorite writers and his book, To Bless the Space Between Us; A Book of Blessings, is always within easy reach. The following poem has particular meaning for me and I refer to it often.  Perhaps you will find it meaningful as well. (Highlighting is mine). for a friend, onContinue reading “the arrival of illness”

newly diagnosed

My cousin, Gretchen (not her real name) received a MS diagnosis last week. She is in her late thirties. Oh so young. <sigh> Having lived with MS for almost 15 years, I know those first feelings of overwhelm, worry about the future and fear.  I sent her a short Facebook message (that’s the new wayContinue reading “newly diagnosed”

real food

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”  Hippocrates I resisted for a long time.  It’s too restrictive… I can’t do it. It won’t really make a difference anyway. It doesn’t fit with my lifestyle…. blah, blah, blah! Yep, I am talking about food and that four letter word, diet. But not justContinue reading “real food”

living “what is” only when it is convenient

I haven’t written in a long time…. since January.  Updating this blog has been on my to-do list every week. Have I done anything about it?  No, at least not until today. I can offer many excuses like: my dad entered hospice, my mom is having memory issues, I wake up tired almost everyday, andContinue reading “living “what is” only when it is convenient”