All posts tagged: health

Learning to care deeper for this earth suit

I have been interested in herbalism longer than I realize. When I was younger my dad would slip in stories about his childhood, and sometimes I was able to listen. He’s an excellent story teller and would recount memories of going out into the field and collecting dandelion leaves with his mom and siblings. She would then take the dandelion leaves and either Sautee them or boil them or use them fresh for salads. Fast forward many years later, my husband and I move to Ann Arbor and start to catch wind of mystical things such as plant walks with Jim McDonald (the renowned herbalist) through the Michigan Folk School. It was thrilling. I was on the road to healthy eating and thinking more consciously about what I put into my body. I had never been one for traditional conventional medicine, something about it just seemed unnatural. I am so glad I had that tiny inkling of thought. I believe conventional medicine is a powerhouse and saves many lives but often conditions are blanket statements …

Movement is medicine

Movement makes you feel good. Movement has been the secret medicine in my life for many years. It all started in Junior High school when I joined the cross country team. I was unprepared and wore platform sneakers and got scoffs from all the older kids. It was the era of the spice girls and everyone wanted platform sneakers. Mine were white, about 2 inches and had a cute little patriot star on them. I eventually got some real running shoes and found myself naturally good at the art of controlled falling. Moving one foot in front of the other. I did well in competition and noticed that I had the inclination to keep up with the high school kids, much to their dismay. I was competitive and loved being in the lime light. It was a beautiful chance for me to shine and get some attention. Things at home were confusing, my parents had just divorced and I needed an outlet to channel my feelings. Running and movement was the answer and the community …