Last night was the inaugural meeting of the Central Shoreline Writer's Group (CSWG), where five of us met in a noisy coffee shop (and decided to find a quiet library for next time), introduced ourselves and our relationships with writing, and gave our first critiques. By the end, I felt like I'd already made a … Continue reading Best Practices for Writer’s Groups
(This article was originally a guest post on Laura's wonderful website, EasingEndo. Please take a moment to check out her site). The adenomyosis diagnosis In January of 2016, I began experiencing the alarming symptoms of heavy bleeding mid-cycle (the first time for me), terrible cramping, extreme bloating, debilitating lower back pain. And profound sadness. After … Continue reading How I Beat Adenomyosis, Naturally
Last year I wrote, City Turned to Inland Lake in honor of the victims of Hurricane Harvey. To my surprise, PBS NewsHour Online liked the poem so much they featured it, complete with an interview of me (and me reading the poem). I am grateful for the opportunity. Please read their article here: In the … Continue reading My Poem on PBSNewsHour Online
In solidarity wth Hurricane Harvey flood victims, I wrote a poem that I hope will touch people who have never known what it’s like to literally go underwater. Thank you to Poets Reading the News, for posting my poem called City Turned to Inland Lake, on their front page. While Hurricane Harvey made landfall last … Continue reading Tribute to Houston
My father often said "I don't understand why kids your age have to 'find' themselves" when I was younger and toured the US in a VW bus with my best friend, stopping at Rainbow Gatherings and the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies along the way. It took me more than twenty years to finally understand … Continue reading Lose Your Dreams and You Will Lose Your Mind
I'm honored to be the guest on Rebecca Coomes awesome podcast, the Healthy Gut. If you haven't checked it out before, The Healthy Gut is a platform for people wanting to learn more about gut health and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). Rebecca brings together information on current research, interviews with leading specialists, recipes and … Continue reading The Healthy Gut Podcast
If you are someone who still thinks that meditation is a new-agey, hippie-dippie activity, then please take a moment to read this Forbes article that discusses how meditation can actually change the brain. On the other hand, you may be like many who believe that meditation is a good idea, but just don’t know how … Continue reading Five Meditation Techniques You Can Practice Right Now
Woo hoo – Food & Nutrition Magazine, published by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, just added GOING GLUTEN-FREE to their “Books of Note” page! I’m thrilled to see it listed there. Another good reason for you to get your copy today!
https://youtu.be/CeRk3Wm6A7U Although I am somewhat practiced in public speaking and don’t get too nervous when discussing a subject I know pretty well, doing a TEDx talk is probably one of the most nerve-wracking things I’ve ever done! Check out my discussion on why can’t we get diet and nutrition right? I’d love to hear your … Continue reading Why Can’t We Get Diet and Nutrition Right? TEDx talk.
allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"> I’m so excited to have my first book, GOING GLUTEN-FREE, now available in print, as well is in e-book format. Now you have two great ways to learn about going gluten-free! ???? Find both versions on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, and electronic versions at Apple iBooks or most other ebooks formats. If you don’t have an ebook reader, you can … Continue reading GOING GLUTEN-FREE: 7 Surprising Facts You Should Know if You Want to Achieve Dietary Success