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Experience, Wisdom and The Power of the Crone

When we hear the word Crone, it suggests the negative stereotypes of a haggard, ugly old woman, cackling with a type of madness.  A witch-like woman who lives outside of society and community in a decrepit hovel in the woods. Generally presented as disagreeable, jealous of youth and beauty and, often, exhibiting supernatural or magical […]

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Passion, Purpose, Authenticity and Being

Grand Rising and Welcome! I have been absent for a few weeks as I needed a bit of time away to do some serious thinking about what I was doing, where I was going and what I ultimately wanted my life to look like.  I have been struggling a lot lately with the questions of […]

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THC Week 11:Animal Protein: Untangling the Dilemma of Animals, People and Planet

The global shift away from phytochemically and biochemically rich wholesome foods to highly processed diets enabled 2.1 billion people to become overweight or obese and increased the incidence of type II diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Unimpeded, these trends will add to a projected substantial increase in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE) from producing food and […]

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Chemical Agriculture’s Chaotic End?

There is a current supply shortage for fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. Many when hearing this will say “well good, we don’t need any more glyphosate and the like.” The dark reality is we do need it. Most American food production is conventional industrial agriculture and with it, genetically modified seeds. Our ever increasing yields are […]

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THC WEEK 9: The Sweet Surrender of Home Cooking

We all know that home cooking is better for us than eating out or buying ready-made food at the store. However, what is it about home cooking that is so beneficial to mind, body and soul? There have been many studies done on the subject over the years.  In my mind, the most important difference […]

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Providing Authentic Food

For those of us with a passion for providing authentic food, how do we accomplish this in an age of ever-growing government rules, regulations, and restrictions? By going rogue. Now, rogue does not mean illegal, or illicit although many conjure this image when they hear the term. So, let’s define it. To go rogue: to […]

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THC WEEK 8: The Addiction of Ultra-Processed Foods and The Psychology of Clean Eating

Recently, I have been reflecting on my health journey. March 9, 2015 was the day that changed, literally, everything for me. (If you are unfamiliar with my story, you can find it here.) I was your typical over-worked single mom with 2 special needs kids.  I ate the cheapest, quickest, standard American diet I could, […]

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Finding Authentic Food

What is authentic food? Broad answer, whatever food that lines up with your principles and morals. For me, authentic food is real, (as in non-GMO/no crisper gene editing, and animal proteins that are a result of birth and other natural processes, not cloned or grown in a lab) wholesome, nutritionally dense, minimally processed, and regeneratively […]

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Federal Food Facades

January 1st, 2022 marked the final compliance date for a labeling law passed back in 2016 as it pertains to bioengineered foods. What are bioengineered foods? Simply Genetically Modified Foods. Since the emergence of chemically manufactured fertilizers, a battle has waged over what cultivation practice was best, organic methods or yearly inputs of chemical fertilizers, […]

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TOTAL HEALTH CHALLENGE WEEK 6: Finding Peace

We have all been there… Last night, after hurting my rotator cuff over the weekend, sleep just wouldn’t come until almost 11pm.  This morning, at Oh God Thirty, my adult children were (as I perceived it) unnecessarily loud in the kitchen, getting ready for their day.  I drug myself out of bed for coffee.  They […]