5 year health-iversary for managing familial hypercholesterolemia without drugs

5 year health-iversary for managing familial hypercholesterolemia without drugs I just realized that this August 2016 marks my five year anniversary of managing Familial Hypercholesterolemia without drugs. Woot! Yahoo!  Yippee!  I thought I'd jot down a quick: happy-5-year-health-iversary-to-me post to mark the occasion and celebrate something that once seemed impossible to achieve. I haven't done any of the typical Transformation Tuesday type posts before. In case this is new to you - these #transformationtuesday hashtag posts are usually motivating posts on blogs or social media by people on a health journey. They document the before and after pictures of someone who has had [...]

On fire with desire! Getting clear on how you want to feel

On fire with desire! Getting clear on how you want to feel Earlier this week as Valentine's day approached I had a discussion with a small group of women about our collective definition of love.  We circled around a lot of commonly heard things including the mutual exchange of caring, affection and growth, but I found the conversation really getting interesting when we opened up our ideas about love beyond the confines of just 2 people. Things got expansive and we started talking about how love is a conscious choice to feel a certain way. Things like freedom, openness, giving, fearlessness, growth, courage, gratefulness [...]

Divine banana pancake recipe for all day energy

Divine banana pancake recipe for all day energy Sunday is pancake day at my house and I love slathering a rich fruity topping over the hotcakes as soon as they're flipped from the pan. You are going to love these. They are hearty, filling, tasty and very satisfying. You only need 1 or 2 to feel full and unlike a typical pancake they won't spike your blood sugar and make you sleepy very soon after eating them! Most pancakes tend to pack on the pounds because they're full of flour and sugar. These ones do the opposite and taste even better! Full of bananas, [...]

Why I fail at being healthy

Why I fail at being healthy Today I absentmindedly scanned the almond milk container at my local coffee joint. There in the second position on the list: sugar. "What the f^%@?" I may have bleeted out as I started fuming and wondering how many drinks I had errantly ingested with sugar in them. I remembered checking the cafe's almond milk container probably a year ago, and at the time, it had been sugar and other-nasties-free. Sigh. Total health fail. But it got me to thinking about the urge to avoid nasty stuff and how that positive drive can sometimes steer us wrong. [...]