Time Savings Tips in the Kitchen

Preparing your own home cooked meals from scratch using real, whole ingredients is probably the single most health supporting habit you can cultivate. And then there is reality. So here are some tips & ideas for your home cooking. But first, a reminder:  The aim...

Simple Root Vegetable Soup

This is one of my winter favorites. It’s yummy, nutritious, and the veggies (rutabaga especially) and color (mostly shades of white) connect me to the Nordic side of my heritage. I use these bags of root vegetables that my local coop (Mississippi Market) sells....

Why NOW is the best time to declutter

  Many people say the best time to clear clutter is in the fall. This is based on an an approach that follows natures cycles as that’s when trees are releasing their leaves, plants are pulling their energy down, and there is generally a dying back and...

What do you want for yourself for the holidays?

[Note: Skip to the end to discover a gift for YOU.] Have you considered this? We focus so much attention on others this time of year, and that’s no bad thing. Giving has it’s rewards. But what do you want for yourself? I recently heard this question and it...

It’s Decluttering Time of Year

September 2018. I’ve known for quite a while that autumn is the best time of year for decluttering. It’s natural! Nature is starting it’s process of pulling in and down, of letting go. Regardless of how connected we do or don’t feel to nature,...

“Wilding” my Planning Process

I am someone who likes to know what is going to happen. For every course I’ve taken, I start by checking out the syllabus or agenda. I like to get the big picture first to know what to expect. This carries into the events I facilitate. I usually plan out the...

Massaged Kale Salad

I LOVE this recipe. It’s so easy and is a great way to eat kale raw. Kale (and other cruciferous vegetables) are super good for you either cooked or raw, but raw has an added benefit, especially if chewed or chopped well. When the cells of raw cruciferous (kale,...

Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is challenging for many people (including me!). It is important to break the overnight fast and get your digestion going, yet most people have little time for food preparation and most quick “healthy” breakfast foods are highly processed with low quality...

Easy Lentils

My husband or I make this quick and easy lentil recipe nearly weekly. You can have it as a side meat, vegetables & rice, or water it down a little more as a soup. In a large pot, saute one chopped onion (optional: add carrots or celery) Add: 1 cup red lentils,...

The Great Mother came to me last night

The other night, in the middle of the night, I couldn’t sleep. My mind was racing about all the things I hadn’t gotten done. Eventually, finally, I had the thought: “I can’t do anything about any of this. Let it go.” In that moment that I...