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Recovery

Finding What Feels Good

My little shelled girl has never struggled with finding what feels good - anything soft and cushy draws her right to it!

Over the last few years, I have been on a continual quest to detect when something isn't working for me and then sleuthing out how to resolve it.

Here is an example. Let's say I want to get stronger in my body, but I really don't like going to gyms. I've tried...
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Animal Mentors

Why I’m Not a “Real” Vegan

Malti and Pearl, just two of the interspecies loves I share my life with!

I'll just say it - I have a sensitive digestion.

I can't tell you how many articles I've read about how much gas is normal for a human body to produce. And, frankly, I've yet to meet a doctor who isn't impressed by the sheer number of digestive supplements in my medicine cabinet.

Probiotics. Enzymes. HCL with Pepsin. Flax seed capsules....
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Relationships

Learning to Be Graceful

This tiny tree is making its way upwards with so much natural grace, spreading its "arms" out wide with total abandon and trust. I aspire to follow its graceful lead - in yoga and in life!

When I hear the word "grace," I typically think one of two things: a) my dad's elder sister who is named Grace, or b) religion, specifically in reference to Christianity and Jesus.

I don't think about my relationship with...
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Movie Mentoring

Breaking Free from Competition into Cooperation

Three of the many lovely green growing things I welcomed to my little casa recently. I am hoping we can work out a lovely cooperative arrangement that benefits all!

A couple weeks ago I watched a wonderful documentary called In Search of Balance.

I chose it because the film addressed chronic illness (and if you've been following along here for at least a few weeks, you know my interest in this topic...
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Recovery

Lessons on Learning How to Be in This World

Pearl, my sweet 17-year-old parrot, demonstrating how he likes to go outside - in his cage, with his bathroom clock for company, covered with a towel and completely "just in case."

My mind really likes a lot of detail. It also likes to be read in to the bigger picture.

For instance, let's say I decide I want to take a 30-day yoga course online (such as this one, which is...
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Recovery

Why “Working On” My Body Doesn’t Work (And What Does Work)

Pearl, my body- and self-loving parrot, encourages me to continue what I am learning about working with my body!

In my last post here, I shared with you that I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism last November.

Not only did this diagnosis put together some pieces of a years-long battle with seasonal illness, but it also pretty much dismantled everything I thought I knew about the healing process.

What I mean is, I...
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