About Dawn

Learn how to connect yourself and your children or grandchildren with nature, enjoying its healing energy by subscribing to my blog, Connect With Nature to Heal.

I am a third generation Floridian who lived in Colorado 16 years and retired from the Denver Police Department. Recently I returned to Central Florida, enjoying hikes in the sugar sand scrub, leading interpretive garden tours and engaging children in the Children’s Garden as a volunteer at historic Bok Tower Gardens, native plant gardening, working as a hospice volunteer, and spending summers in Saquache County, Colorado.

A new phase of my life has begun as a Reiki Practitioner. Connect with me on my new website with more information about healing with Reiki, Reiki Dawning.

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Recent Posts

A Little Sunshine in Winter

I’m back home in Florida, the Sunshine State, after a stint in Colorful Colorado. When I say home I mean I’m really home, living in the county I grew up in, ten miles from the place I learned to swim, smelled my first Jacaranda blossom, and skinned my knee after falling off my bike. I’m lucky to be near family and to have married a longtime friend from high school; well actually, he was my teacher. However, that’s a story for another time.

Today I’m celebrating successfully baking orange cranberry muffins. I hear you say, “What?!?” These muffins are special because I took a gluten free, low-carb recipe, changed a number of ingredients and it still came out yummy! The original recipe is Keto Blueberry Muffins on the iPhone app, Carb Manager. Every food I’ve made is a winner. With this honest plug for the app, I don’t feel so bad sharing my recipe loosely based on their recipe.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had some amazing failures making gluten free baked goods. When I’ve tried to ‘wing it’, the looks from my husband and mom said it all, “Yuk!” That’s why I’m so excited about this recipe. In addition, I used my favorite combination of orange and cranberry, so I knew I’d like it.

Download a PDF of the recipe

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