Category: Healing


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Meatless Monday

I know it isn’t Monday today…..

I have a status update in my Facebook Page Essential Oils and Poetry from a few weeks ago suggesting this recipe.

Mexican Lasagna

1   can pinto or black beans, save liquids

1   can diced tomatoes

1   can green chilies

1 c.   shoepeg corn

1/4 c.   seasonings (cilantro, chili powder)

1/2 tsp.  cumin

8   corn tortillas

1 1/2 c.   Monterey Jack Cheese and 1 c. Mild Cheddar to top

Sour cream, reserved tomato juice

Mix beans, tomatoes, chilies, corn and spices. Strain

Put oil in a 2 qt. baking dish and line w/ 4 tortillas. Spread 1/2 of the bean mixture. Sprinkle w/ cheese. Spread the second layer of beans. Layer last 4 tortillas and sour cream mixed w/ bean liquid and tomato juice. Mild Cheddar.

400 20m.


Nourishing your Thoughts


  1. Never eat anything you can’t identify with 100 percent certainty.
  2. Be careful where you forage. Many wild plants are safe to eat, but have been exposed to herbicides or pesticides. Look for them in locations far from human impact.
  3. Consult field guides for prep work and cooking instructions. Ex. boil nettle leaves before eatting

Balance and Flexibility:

Next week I’ll be starting a well-researched cleanse with people who I work with in natural health. I wasn’t really nervous to begin a cleanse. Now I’m starting to think I need more strength. I’m boosting my body and sharing what I think is important before attempting any diet or cleanse.

The rules of the woods was just for fun.

  • Envision the next eleven days and what I want to plan.
  1. To be stronger
  2. Have more energy
  3. Achieve better sleep
  • Reconnect with myself and my values.
  1. Focus on the positive
  2. Challenge my eating habits
  3. Eat more fruits and nuts
  4. Drink more tea
  5. Take vitamins
  • Start morning with yoga instead of coffee
  1. Reset my stress level: Breathe in essential oils for 10 inhalations and exhalations
  2. Project confidence
  3. Meditate on creating a heathy lifestyle and supporting my dreams
  • Be kinder to myself.
  1. Exercise enough to sweat
  2. Stop criticizing myself
  3. Host a party
  4. Mental rest: Each time a thought comes up, simply observe it, and let it go
  5. Cook something new
  6. Take a nap
  7. Get a massage
  • Rather than try to fix my body, focus on how I want to feel.
  1. Accept that change happens
  2. Take charge of my own reflection: Stop letting the mirror win
  3. Look people in the eye
  4. Pamper my feet
  5. Don’t obsess over weight loss, wellness is a slow transformation
  6. Be grounded
  7. Surprise myself: Push past my physical limits


Support local music and performances. Art, music and the passions of unique people desperately need our support. I love blogging and reading some blogs but something has been bugging me lately. Last night I went to my favorite spot and remembered why I started doing this. I need admiration. My ego responds differently to this thought everyday and I do feel it’s necessary to discover new talents. Mine is writing and I have so much fun doing it. I just never knew how to get it out there in the public. My family sells produce and I have always wondered why no one admires our lifestyle. We have been supporting the eat local concept for a very long time.

Last night my mom and I went with a friend to see Aqualung “A Tribute to Jethro Tull” and I was astounded by the abilities these musicians presented. I have a lot of gratitude, thank you: Mike Kreitzer, Reggie Tulk, Al Bergstrom, Kurt “Lightning” Rodman, Dr. Terry Vermillion, Mark “Hazzy” Hasbrouk and Pioneer Place in St. Cloud, Minnesota.




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