Archive for July, 2013

3 Strategies for Sticking to a Vibrant Eating Plan

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

vibrant eatingLast winter I went through several months of being sick.  It was one thing after another.  From colds and ear infections to unexplained bouts of nausea and pain and more.  My body could just not seem to heal itself.  One day I was telling a family member about how discouraged I was and she said, “You know Trish, I think this just happens as you get older.  It’s harder to stay healthy.”  When she said that, every part of my body rejected it and I thought to myself, “Oh hell no!  That’s not gonna be me.”  I’m 38 and not ready to go down that path yet. (more…)

Lessons from a Thunderstorm

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

raindropsOriginally posted 06/09/2011

A thunderstorm is blowing through the little valley where my home is.  I could smell the rain before it was here.  The wind began to howl as I watched the limbs from the trees moving around in circles with such grace as the wind blew through… the thunder roaring it’s statement.

What can I learn from this scene from nature that I am fully immersed in as I sit on my back porch – watching, listening, breathing in the moist, musty air of rain. (more…)

Religion and Spirituality

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

spiritualityI was raised with a traditional, conservative, Christian upbringing.  It was rare for us to miss a Sunday church service, even during a cold, icy, Pennsylvania winter.  The five of us would pile unto the bench seat of my father’s pick-up truck.  One of us had to sit on my mother’s lap so we would have enough room.  It was a happy time.  Those Sundays began with breakfast at my grandmother’s house and then onto church.  After that we were off to my other grandparents’ house for snacks with all my cousins, aunts and uncles.  It was the best day of the week. (more…)