Health and wellness
Keeping our cool not only feels better, but it helps us sleep better and we can also work to balance our fight response and kick it into rest and relax. There is scientific evidence showing that meditation actually changes the brain. There is also evidence showing that calming the nervous system can affect the immune […]
This is my one long article. It whooshes over everything. don’t feel you need to read it all, but I know it will speak to someone. Who is this crazy woman writing this blog about chronic illness recovery? Why is she bothering to do this? What does she know about it anyway? Well, I know […]
I don’t think anyone could argue against getting good sleep, especially when healing or dealing with life trauma. Restless sleep, or sleepless nights can plague a stress filled life, and lying in bed with racing thoughts and worries can throw a wrench in the works. Our family has had our share of exhaustion from not […]
What the heck is CIRS anyway? How could chronic inflammation be at the root of my illness?
So many of us have had “uncurable” illness, where the medical establishment pins a name on it and manages symptoms for life. The number of us with “black box diagnosis” or something pegged on mental health disorders. There is a lot of profit in treatable symptoms but not much profit in effective cures. One-shot cures […]
Wabi-sabi embraces anything that reminds the viewer of the natural world. It spurns uniformity for what is asymmetrical and rough. It embraces flaws and imperfections, and anything that is natural and unself-conscious. In today’s Japan, the meaning of wabi-sabi is often condensed to “wisdom in natural simplicity”. Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by […]