How To Forgive Yourself For Getting Sick (& Why You Need To)

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I recently came down with the flu, and it reminded me of how ungracefully I can respond to sickness, even after years of dealing with chronic illness.

Yes, I’ve gotten waaaaay better at accepting that being sick means doing less and resting more.  But when I paid attention to my thoughts, I saw that I was still blaming myself for being sick and I caught myself feeling in turns frustrated, disappointed and guilty because of my symptoms.

Ultimately in order to heal I had to forgive myself for needing to heal in the first place.  Continue reading “How To Forgive Yourself For Getting Sick (& Why You Need To)”

How Lyme Disease Taught Me to Let Go & Let Love In: an Interview with MoreThanLyme.org

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At the peak of my illness, I had to let go of virtually everything. In doing so I found a new freedom. 

The often painful process of letting go has been transformational. Only by emptying myself of so much, did I discover what it is to be truly full: of life, of love, and of the magic present in each moment. Of all of the things I’ve had to let go of during my time with Chronic Lyme, I believe what’s most profound is the extent to which I’ve let go of my own suffering.   Continue reading “How Lyme Disease Taught Me to Let Go & Let Love In: an Interview with MoreThanLyme.org”

Burdock Root + Toasted Coconut Sauce

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This recipe is:  Paleo + AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) + Whole30 + vegan

Burdock root is a highly medicinal food that supports antimicrobial health and liver function, making it a great vegetable for Spring cleanses and seasonal immune boosting.  My favorite way to prepare it?  Tender cooked slices of burdock dressed in a nutty coconut sauce that highlights the root’s natural sweetness. 

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Health First: Taking a Blog Break + Addressing EMF Sensitivity

framecomic65Hey folks, it’s certainly been a while hasn’t it? 

A few months ago I began to notice symptoms of agitation, brain fog, and fatigue after working on the laptop or using my smart phone. So I started cutting back on my screen time, staying mindful of how long I was using my devices and how I was feeling as I used them. When I felt those symptoms arise, I knew it was time to put down my iphone, or walk away from my work desk.

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