Win Win

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Microbe Party, a “playshop” (1) bringing together two diverse groups of people (2) at a location which invokes beauty and inspiration (3) to explore and discover portals leading to self-discovery and movement towards positive change. Seeking to ignite change by converting separation into connection, chronic sickness into vibrant health and despair into joy one block at a time.

Sexy

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Sexy – Not What You Thought Conjure up sexy? Fast switchover to dreams of Keanu Reeves, solid hugs, mischievous smiles, nape nibbles, butterfly whispers, barefoot sands, sole strokes, succulent smoothies and nearby nourishment for the mind, body and soul. That’s exactly where my neighbor “V” spotted me, at the entrance

Chasing Miracles

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No Thank You Please! My family doesn’t like miracles. Far too often, miracles are the aftermath of catastrophic misfortune. Oddly, this bias hasn’t blinded me to calamity’s silver lining. I’ve noticed that out of the deepest depths, change sprouts its finest roots. Extraordinary paths emerge leading to otherwise unimaginable happy

Frazzled

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Frazzled, “starey eyed”, mindless fools are we. Life’s a gift; yet, seldom are we truly present to savor its flavors. Our senses are dulled and anesthetized, estranged ancestral memories of a distant past. Admittedly, my eyes are glued to the screen, thoughts bounce back and forth between tomorrow and yesterday,

Tiger Chuffas

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Lemon Cheesecake Flavored Tigernut Energy Bars Peculiar music is playing in my kitchen these days, while my fermentations chuff, bubble and fizz on my counter tops and kitchen table. At any given time, there could be any number of glass jars and ceramicwares filled with various concoctions of mine. “Let’s

Ox Olé

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Befriending My Pain Each new pain was a challenge. I would take a deep breath as I promised myself: “I can learn to live with yet another trespasser.” Pain’s path was relentlessly intimate, bold and breathless. I was rendered helpless as it laced itself tautly to the width and breadth

Wonder Bread?‎

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Wonder Bread or White Trash?‎ Have you ever noticed the aura of health that wheat (whole) holds in some circles? ‎ With great pride I presented my food journal to my healer. He could not help but notice the ‎multiple “whole wheat bread” entries. To my dismay, I quickly learned

Death to Diet

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When Obesity Met Diabetes in a Bottle… Happy New Year!‎ Happy New Year! May this be the year that you live your dream!‎ Yes, this is the year that I say goodbye to the bulge! I’ve got just ‎the right bottle, a “classic”, “the real thing”. Raise your glass and let’s ‎toast

Cheezing

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Why Milk?‎ Honestly, I never understood the connection between dairy products ‎and the Shavuot (Pentecost‎) holiday. Exactly how did the celebration ‎of the Torah (The Five Books of Moses) become a festival of milk and ‎honey? Out of curiosity I began to surf the web in an effort to get

Sleep Is For Wimps

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How typical, Ms "Taken For Granted" is out, totally oblivious to the ‎wake of her aftermath… Mayday! Mayday!‎ We are often blissfully unaware of the abundant wealth which the ‎simple things in our lives embody. Pause to practice gratitude daily. ‎One never knows what tomorrow will take…‎ Today at the

?Coffee Anyone

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Coffee: the number one source of antioxidants?! ‎ Say what???!!!‎ I looked again to verify what I had read. Yes, I got that right: ‎moreover, I was able to confirm the information from multiple ‎sources…‎ So yes, coffee is the number one source of antioxidants for the ‎American people. Not

Couch Potato

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I married a mechanic. He fixed things before most people noticed that ‎they needed fixing: loved machinery especially old, forgotten and ‎broken-down challenges. Taking machines apart to discover how they ‎worked was a warm passion of his. He was always up for a challenge. ‎To be honest, it was probably