My family is sick: the husband with a sore throat, the baby with the start of a sniffle, and the kid with a glorious case of Overdoing-Just-Need-to-Stay-Home. I feel like a jersey cow for an insatiable nursling and a nursemaid with hot tea and sympathy for everyone else. I had expected a fun holiday weekend! There were barbecues to attend and beaches to sloth on. The kiddos’ need for comfort and my husband’s need for space begin to push my buttons and soon the inner martyr in me starts up inside my head: SHE never gets to rest when I’m sick. SHE never sleeps in.Read More →
Want to detoxify your body systems and get beautiful, glowing skin? Daily dry brushing is a wonderful practice for improving both skin softness and internal health. By gently brushing the skin, the lymphatic system is stimulated to eliminate waste matter. Dry brushing removes dead skin cells and improves the appearance and existence of cellulite. Because of its detoxifying effect on the body, it also strengthens the immune system. And it wakes you up in the morning! All good reasons to start a daily dry brushing practice. Here’s how to do it:
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Heck of a first harvest! Right after I updated earlier this week, we picked this nearly-1-pound zucchini from our front yard garden (of champions).
I always hear Freddie Mercury singing We Are the Champions* whenever someone mentions a victory garden, so of course I love that term. My sweetie and I had the amazing good fortune of being able to buy a house this past winter. My dream of owning a house has long included three goals: backyard chickens, honeybees, and a little champion vegetable garden of my own. I don’t have chickens or beehives yet, but I have the veggies. At least I will soon. I’ve dabbled with herb gardening for years, but this is the first time I’ve had my own space to do whatever I wantRead More →