The Good Marionette - Part Two

No longer operated by the puppeteer who has now put down the control bar, she is able to begin to heal. Her companion uses food as medicine and tries various holistic modalities to bring her back. Some work to an extent, while others seem to do very little. The intent is always the same - mend the strings so that you can be my perfect marionette once again. . .

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The Good Marionette - Part One

The story begins many, many years ago, but in the essence of time we’ll jump ahead to a picturesque fall day in small town Georgia. The crispness of the unusually dry, cool air gives her goosebumps, but the warmth of her companions in this moment creates a beautiful balance—a perfect yin and yang of cold and hot, vulnerability and protection. . . .

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What does vulnerability look like?

I’ve been working on several upcoming projects that require very deep inner work. Maybe that’s why I’ve been procrastinating a bit. Sitting alone with yourself and your thoughts and feelings doesn’t seem very appealing. At least the ego would tell you it’s not.


Queue the Netflix binge-worthy shows, summer reading list, umpteenth “healthy” dessert recipe… those toilets need a deep cleaning about now, right?

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Do you hear the whispers?

Listen to my body? Are you kidding me?! How can I not hear the screams of my body's chronic pain or that sand-in-my-veins fatigue or the dizzying haze of the brain fog?! Don't tell me that I don't listen to my body. I can't NOT listen!

That's what I said when someone tried to tell me that I needed to listen to my body 7 years ago. I was doing all the right things--eating well, exercising, raising a healthy family, working a fulfilling part-time job--and feeling great until... I wasn't. This vibrant health was seemingly there one day and completely snatched from me the next. 

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Old Program - New Program

I attended a talk by a spiritual teacher several years ago that was largely beyond my grasp. My soul or spiritual awareness was in its infancy at that time (who knows, maybe it still is!). What I certainly didn’t realize is how much wisdom is stored within our physical bodies just waiting for us to acknowledge.

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Back on Bread After Years of Gluten-Free: Part I

It’s been over seven years since I realized the power of healthy eating which, for me and my family, included very little dairy and gluten. Now that I’m learning to eat more intuitively (stay tuned for my Food Gratitude program coming in May) I’ve been embracing “clean” forms of gluten, i.e. organic sprouted wheat and homemade non-GMO sourdough bread.

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Are you wasting your energy?

I like to know people. And I don't mean know about people, but really know them. 

Maybe it's part of the reason I have trouble with idle chit chat and I steered clear of cliques of gossipy teenage girls growing up. Perhaps it's part of the reason I gravitated toward coaching in the midst of my otherwise lonely health journey several years ago.

But I think there's a bit more to it. Maybe you can relate.

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