As another branch to this ever growing tree, allow me to introduce the Live Unconventionally podcast. It begins with a few of my favorite blog posts, translated by Remy (a… Read more Time To Talk →
It has been 11 years since I received the papers in the mail, stamped Jan-11-2011. It was my life choice, and should be celebrated, in my opinion. I wrote some… Read more 1-11: My Divorce Anniversary →
Healthy lifestyle links are a permanent page of this blog. Now, more than ever, we need to be able to source safe products in the comfort of our own homes.… Read more Healthy Lifestyle Links →
The first draft of the latest memoir is on the way to me, as per an email I just received from Lulu Publishing. It was so wonderful to go back… Read more Growing Up New York: My Memoir →
Veterans Day honors all who have served and still do serve our country. It falls between Halloween and Thanksgiving. Please don’t let it fall between the cracks in corporate media.… Read more Veterans Day Matters →
I am tuning out of the fake news media, traumatized by the propaganda and misinformation being fed to the public as a former journalist and highly educated human.
My health plan is not something that can be purchased or attained from a corporation. It is a plan, literally, part of my goal to achieve and maintain mental and… Read more My Health Plan →
I was raised by strong people who taught me to stand up to bullies. I am giving thanks as I do all year long, but especially now. I also am… Read more Thanks Giving for No Chemo →
I lived 30 minutes from Ground Zero and I was a military wife on 9-11. I wrote my personal story about that day and the aftermath in my memoir Love… Read more Remembering 9-11 →
You see, my holistic health care plan is already designed to support the body’s own immune system. I will modify it with additional vitamin C, anti-viral herbs, and immune boosting teas and foods, along with a mask.
My own research made cannabis the first priority when it came to my health, and accessing it legally covered my second, stress reduction. Watch my local TV show on video on demand.
As we drove over his Sag Harbor bridge, I told Harvey about Jordan Haerter. Then, at the traffic circle I told him about Joey Theinert, pointing to Shelter Island, where a ferry is named for him. I poured my heart out about my memoir, my ex and my father. I told him how it was so hard to live in the Hamptons where people seem to have no idea we are at war. I told him how I cut a lot out of my memoirs.
The more I practice self-care, the more my health care plan resembles caring for a child.
An employee at the Trulieve dispensary in New Port Richey, Florida also thought that my patient number was cool. I am one of the first.
Also of note is that you can pay the Florida Department of Health for your card and renewal with a debit card
#health all along this holistic journey
As stress is the cause of most dis-ease, I limit it in any possible way, as mentioned in previous posts and memoirs. I spend my self-created downtime in my own… Read more Healing Places →
“It would be easier,” my mother replied matter-of-factly when I mentioned the option of being married to my career instead of a man this morning. Another mother figure, my ex-mother-in-law,… Read more Single on Purpose: an Unconventional Life →
I am purifying my life and limiting things such as sitting, talking, eating, people, places, plans, news, noise, negativity, driving and drama.
“We all have stories–ongoing and ever-changing–that we tell ourselves to make sense of our lives. They can help us heal and powerfully guide us through life, or just as powerfully, hold us back,” Judith Fertig
I was like a kid in the sandbox. On my hands and knees pulling any crab-grassy, thorny, prickly growths from my new garden beds and pathways. Despite my appreciation for… Read more Digging deep →
But it has a happy ending. The medicinal plant is saving thousands of lives, and harming none. In fact. There are many side benefits… Here’s my latest article for Green Flower Media.
I wrote this article last week for Green Flower Media, but mostly I wrote it for my mother. She suffers from the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The article also links to… Read more Cannabis Please for Parkinson’s Disease →
I was back in New York for the holidays, reminiscing with family over vintage photos and Christmas Cream, a decadent adult treat bottled and gifted annually by family friends, when… Read more Just ONE thing →
An excerpt from an article I wrote for the Institute for Natural Healing… Five-year old Charlotte Figi had a genetic disorder called Dravet syndrome, she had hundreds of seizures a… Read more The Marijuana Plant Saved Charlotte, and Many Others →
“Think before other people think for you,” Brian Clement went on, calling the modern medical system a “con job” where people are given pharmaceutical remedies that create bigger problems in most cases.
As part of my journey toward optimal health, I have been working at releasing stored toxic memories, emotions, and relationships that are having a negative effect on my health and the quality of my life.
Combined with soft music, pillows, towels and meditation in my bathtub, my plan of one year of heavy juicing and enemas became a ritual I looked forward to, with after effects of feeling clean, inside and out.
Now that doctors have been trying to scare and bully me into poisonous and life threatening “cures,” I am recalling how the cat situation worked out.
I already knew that was not going to be my path. I do not believe in poisoning myself to get well.
But everything changed that day when I watched on my East End television set as bombs were shot off like fireworks, and he came home with talk of Iraq and anthrax vaccines. I was opposed to the series of six toxic injections, and the war, yeah that too. My opinion didn’t matter. In fact, while I watched images of world wide protests on satellite TV I was told that I was not allowed to express my opposition publicly, because I was an “officer’s wife.”
This post is not meant to be a pity party for me, although those years did take a toll. I am writing about this subject because I want to share what I know to be true about those who serve, and to remind everyone that service includes the family. I enjoyed a video about parenting challenges shared on Facebook the other night titled “People with no kids don’t know.” Today, on Veterans Day, while sympathetic to the challenges of leaving the house with a child who prefers to stay home shoeless, I think there are many more people who don’t know the extent of the experiences of many Veterans.
I am truly grateful that I experienced military life. I would have never known the motivation, stamina, professionalism, responsibility, and brotherhood that resides there.
I got a ride around Shelter Island during Hurricane Sandy, here is a photo slideshow