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I help you to deal with life’s problems, moving toward fulfillment, one-step at a time. I believe in joyful living, taking small healthy steps, and opening up new ways of thinking about life.
You might wonder why I am qualified to give this information. Partly it’s because I’ve gone through so many things in my life. I not only survived, I thrived. Each new experience gave me tools for the next adventure. My curiosity bolstered with a dose of courage allowed me to forge ahead.
Born in rural Florida, I am the mother of two grown sons, grandmother of two, writer, lover of nature, degree in biology, a former Master Gardener, and citizen scientist during nearly two decades living in Colorado. I’m back in Florida now, living near where I grew up. As I child I learned knitting, embroidery, crochet land needlepoint. In 7th grade English class we learned a new word; dilettante. I felt it described my dabbling in all manner of arts. After that point, I was more determined to become well versed in every endeavor. This came in handy after I married at age 20. I spent 18 years as a stay-at-home mom, filling my life excelling at every craft known to man or woman; basket weaving, cake decorating, oil painting, and watercolor. In a way, this practice was my proving ground for the very real experiences in my life; divorce, spousal abuse, the suicide of my second husband, and lasting, healthier relationships with my family and friends.
Love of the outdoors encouraged me to find holistic relief of pain for my osteoarthritis, including acupuncture, Reiki practice, yoga, and now study toward an integrative nutrition health coach certification. My first goal studying integrative nutrition was learning how to best alleviate inflammation and toxicity in my own unique biodiverse body. I’m taking one-step at a time toward creating my best health and sharing my insights with you.
The Pull of the Moon
I woke up just before 4:00 am and almost immediately started crying, even sitting up gasping between sobs. The release of emotion had a calming effect as I laid back down and thought of my husband. Today I’d be spreading his ashes. I wiped away the tears from my cheeks, and sat up on the edge of the bed meant for two. Read more…
Five Tips Toward More Self-Care
These five tips toward more self-care will support your path toward fulfillment in your life. The photo of my son and mother laughing during a lunch out is just one example of self-care. Read more…
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