Consistently Inconsistent but Inevitably Consistent

This morning when I was walking Ashok in the blazing hot, muggy early morning, I was thinking about consistency. I was thinking about my new food plan which I’ve been following consistently for about 6 weeks. But then I remembered that I hadn’t really been all that consistent. I’ve had sugary treats about 5 times […]

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Riding the Caffeine-Free Energy Wave

Well, I have made it 9 days without my beloved caffeine. I have to say I am feeling great. Sunday was such a bad day energy-wise that I was beginning to think I couldn’t go through with it. Fruit juice got me through it with a boost of natural sugars, but I was worried that […]

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Transforming Fear – Hindsight in Advance

In my struggles with anxiety, I’ve found a few tools that really work for me. Exercise helps keep it at bay. If I’m in the midst of an anxiety-filled time, I meditate or do a Yoga Nidra practice. Cutting back on sugar and caffeine helps, too. Getting connected with others is critical. But, there is […]

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It’s All Lavender… I Just Wish There Was More of It

I’m up at 3 this morning. It wasn’t the first time I woke up either. It’s been like this all week. I’ve been in an emotional funk due to a lot of things. I hate these times. I hate it when things are unsettled. I crave normalcy. I want routine. Anxiety wants my world to […]

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Living: Taking My Tea Green

I saw my first acupuncturist in 20005. I was trying to get in better health. In particular, I wanted to get off an anti-depressant that wasn’t working for me, and I couldn’t get off it without horrible side effects. I decided to try something different, so I went to East Wind Acupuncture in Chesterton IN […]

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Living: Be Adventurous

Life is short. Be present. Be adventurous. This is my own motto. I used to be pretty rigid about being safe. I had good reason to be. I suffered from anxiety. I still do. But, I’ve learned that one way to combat anxiety is to face my fears. It was getting too difficult to avoid […]

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