Happy Wednesday!


Oh the sod, the rocks, the moss….hahahah! I don’t see any of it! There is a large snow storm blowing through this area, it is anything but green!

So we turn our eyes and our thoughts  and we look for things that aren’t as though they are!! Green! Spring! Birds! Grass! Tulips! Breathe the Fresh Air, warm in the sunshine, listen to the melody in the trees!

Have a great Wednesday renewing your mind on better things:-)

Liver Detox Yoga!



I told you a few months ago that I had to detox my liver, that the liver was the culprit to my anemia and poor blood lab results. I have been drinking hot lemon water every morning and taking a liver detox supplement recommended by my doctor.

I also started doing this handy little exercise with Yoga with Adriene!  Whether you have a liver issue, or need a little detox (and we all do) this is a great, level entry workout! If you want to try to start inching in to a detox, and make a real impact on health, here are 2 easy steps;

  1. Do not eat after 7 PM. Drink warm lemon water or herbal tea only.
  2. Be in bed sleeping by 11 PM.

These 2 changes in your routine will start the process of healing in your body and helping it to calm down enough to rebuild it self.

You may want to mix a  few drops of each of these oils in with some Epsom Salt for a bath before bed as well.  marjoram, lavender, neroli, orange, chamomile, sandalwood and rose- 2 drops of each in 1 C. of Epsom salt will be calming and restorative to your body and mind. If you only have some of the oils, use as many or as little as you have.


May You Always Have Tea Beside The Fire


That quote is from the Irish Blessing printed inside my Celtic ceramic bread dish. Both sides of my family immigrated here from Ireland and I haven’t traveled there YeT, but my soul connects to my roots especially on weeks like this!

May you always have tea (water, food, clothing) beside the fire (shelter), and I would add; with a thankful heart. Top O’ the Mornin’ to ya, and Top O’ the week!

A Great Article on Anxiety…written by my amazing daughter<3

I’ve been reading a book about quelling anxiety. Not for myself, of course, because I don’t need it at all. Ha. One thing I’ve learned is that the fear of anxiety is what makes anxiety something to fear. Anxiety in itself is nothing, just extra adrenaline. Becoming hyper-aware of it and then fearing its arrival […]

via Runner and Doorman — Pens and Needles


bookIn a fast paced world so full of every one’s personal goals, it is nice to see some old fashioned benevolence! My benevolent side has recently started emerging again coinciding with questions I ask my self about what is truly important in life. I took time off, right or wrong, from caring about any one else but my self. There were some really good, right and needful reasons I did that. At the same time, that demanding selfish imp ran a muck, and I found my self preparing for disaster!

One of my best friends recently moved away. Some one who made her self available to me for months on end when I needed support and encouragement. I reached out to help her pack and made meals for her family and helped on moving day….that felt like part of my self that was good.

Another friend of mine has been under such “Job like” distress, her body seemingly attacking itself. I, like she has to me so many times, make my self available to listen, to pray, to clean, to watch her two year old and to massage her aching body….that is a part of myself I like.

Yet another friend has recently moved out of her house to move in with her aging parents. Her father recently had a leg amputated and her mother has Alzheimer’s. She not only had to pack her house up, but pack a great deal of her parents house up before they came home from the rehab facility and before her and her husband could move in. Now she is still sorting through things while being the primary caregiver to two very needy people. I went to help sort, and pack (not very much)- mostly affirm all of her feelings of getting rid of things that belong to her living mother who will never use her once beloved things again….that is a part of myself I can share.

There are a lot of books, blogs and articles written about “paying it forward” and there is truth in it. But some thing the Savior whispered in my ear in the midst of my wandering was; “Whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and looses his soul.”  Matthew 16:26  Hummmm….

As I am being re built, I feel the really good working parts coming back again, better than ever and with non manufactured giving! I also see a new set of boundaries in place. I can only do what I can do for others, I don’t have to fix it, and I am not the end all! I can “leave”, and that is a giant leap for Julia:-)

As we go in to the weekend, lets think Benevolence. It makes you have to slow down and be more purposed in the moment. It lowers your blood pressure, actually lowers stress and it makes others feel good too…win/win!! Have a great weekend<3









Honest Aromas

“I have loved you with an everlasting love, therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you. Again, I will build you and you shall be rebuilt.” Jeremiah 31:3-4

That is the scripture I am memorizing and meditating on right now. I was thinking about getting re-built. It sounds wonderful on one hand, like- yeah! I will have new working parts and things will go smoothly! But what does it take to get to the point that you can re build?!!! It takes a level of destruction and dismantling! I have been in that process for well over a year…..tearing down things that have not worked and taking things apart to investigate where things broke down. It is quite painful.

If you rebuild a building or a motor or a knee, you have to completely take the structure apart and look through every thing, clean debris or disease away, and decide…

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