Corollary Parts of Plants

Have you heard of them? While I’m not totally back in action, I felt the overwhelming desire to create and get back to some sense of normalcy. As some of you know, the last 6 weeks have been a little unsettling, to say the least. I’ve moved twice, only one move was planned. To say…

Blue Zones

Did you know there are communities all over the world that have the largest population of centenarians? Centenarians are those who live to be at least 100 years of age or more. WHAT? Yep, they’re called the Blue Zones and there are 5: Loma Linda, CA; Ikaria, Greece; Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Nacoya, Costa Rica….

Banana

Do bananas make you smile? Well, yes in fact they do. Or they should. And after reading this post, you may have a hankering for a banana to produce that smile. Not only do they look like a smile, but they contain tryptophan, the same protein that’s also found in turkey, that promotes relaxation. Or…

Adrenal Fatigue

Have you heard the words “adrenal fatigue” thrown around? If you’ve ever sat w. me, you have, & no doubt I’ve asked to look at the undersides of your fingers to assess the sitch. Deep vertical ridges between the knuckles is a sign that there’s an imbalance & things are in distress. Basically it’s kinda…

Autophagy

aw-TAH-fuh-jee– The phonetic spelling. Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard this word! Bonus points if you know what it means! Well after this post you’ll be able to raise your hand and get bonus points 🎉🎊 Autophagy is a regenerative process that occurs on the cellular level in the body and literally translated means…

Ayurveda

Do you know how awesome Ayurveda is? Ayurveda, loosely translated from Sanskrit, means the “science of life.” Developed in India thousands of years ago, Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest holistic, or mind-body-spirit, healing methods. Ayurveda, much like Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is based on the premise that a person’s overall health and wellbeing…

Zen

How do you define zen? Merriam-Webster defines it as “A state of calm attentiveness in which one’s actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort, lost in the rhythm of the tasks at hand.” . I got to practice the art of zen yesterday when I locked my keys in my car. Well,…

Zucchini

#TBT Zucchini and Sweet Corn Fritters Did you know zucchini is actually a berry? Yep, they are, though in the culinary world, they’re treated like a vegetable. They’re the swollen ovary of a zucchini flower. You’re welcome for that imagery. I made these delectable fritters when @jack.vandever was visiting back in April. What a fun 4 days that…

Zinc

Zinc Whenever I hear the word zinc, it brings up summer memories from my childhood spent at the pool when people proudly sported fluorescent colored zinc oxide sunscreen on their noses. Anyone else? Zinc is so much more than a powerful sunscreen. It’s one of the 16 essential minerals prevalent throughout your body, from your…

Yoga

Yoga Have you tried it? It wasn’t an immediate love for me. I’d go for a bit & stop. I never quite understood what was going on, I never knew if I was doing it “right” and quite honestly, it was a bit intimidating. The first time I tried a 26×2 class was in 2003…