The Total Wellness Super Shot


It’s time for a Total Wellness Super Shot my friends. Have you had yours today? I have always thought that creating “kitchen magic” held some special, sacred place in the book of life. Of course it goes back to my belief that Food is Love as all card carrying Italians know. I may have already shared this but I think I may have read Strega Nona too much as a kid (cackle). The neighbors still occasionally call, text, or show up with something or someone for me to bring my love of wellness and the alchemical transformative process to.



A recent flu run- in had me playing with potions again. Both the kids and hubby had not had just one, but two bouts with this high fever, headache, cough, body aches, etc. for days over the holiday months. I nursed all three of them back to health. Meanwhile, I kept taking all the usual suspects like I do for wellness, and I was beaming and a little that I had come through unscathed. And then, when I stopped super charging my immune system and I least expected, it hit me and it was time to step back, I mean lay down, & receive all the greatness and nurturing I had been pouring all over everybody else.

Honestly, it is kind of torture for this mom to be sick. I mean, it just isn’t practical for it to happen; but it does. When they bring me things- like water, fruit, medicine, or draw me a bath; I feel really silly. I am still working on being the one taken care of and not the one doing the caretaking!

So here it is. The Total Wellness Super Shot I came up with. Combine: purified water, 1 tbsp. organic liquid chlorophyll,  fresh ginger (diced), fresh squeezed lemon juice, a dash of lime juice, a dash of cayenne pepper, & a dash of himalayan pink salt or sea salt. You can serve with a lime or fruit chaser if need be, but all four of us take it raw. Easy peazy. I like to use World Organic liquid chlorophyll concentrate. You can vary the amount of water according to taste. I make a glass jar as a concentrate, refrigerate, then we pour that into a shot glass. Voila!- The Total Wellness Super Shot.

Cheers to your health! Forget about the flu shot, & all the terrible chemicals it’s laden with that will make you sicker than the actual flu:( Remember those drug companies want your $$$. They make no profit from your health. I just want you to share this blog with your friends, so they can be super healthy too!!!


Inch by Inch, Row by Row

Our garden, and all of Nature really; is one of the greatest teachers. She is always teaching about patience, humility, loving-kindness, self-awareness, sacrifice, truth, non-attachment, gentleness, and so many other wonderful things. What I am l learning from our garden, I simply missed out on during many years of the kind of education requiring tests and textbooks. This education is for life!!! 

Inch by inch, row by row; God bless these seeds I sow.

Those seeds that I sow in the garden of life exist on many different levels. First there is the physical level, the actual seeds which hopefully grow into the vegetables that we eat with gratitude and love and feed our family all summer long. Next there are the emotional seeds, the feelings which I choose to feel, feed, hold onto, prune, or let go of. Gotta pull those pesky weeds. I always have the power of choice……Then there are the thought seeds….. those affirmations in thought or prayer which co-create with intention not only how I perceive the world, but also have the power to change the fabric of the REALITY I live in for better or worse.

The first year we made all the rookie mistakes. Like needing to pot mint, and we are still learning from this three years later as you can see in the above picture! This year; our garden has taught me the importance of timing, neglect, and acceptance. With a busier schedule than usual, and travel; we have missed out on harvesting a few things that went past their “time”. They are feeding the smaller creatures, and eventually will go back to mother earth to be re-created again. We had two tomato plants which simply grew at random due to our use of compost. First, my husband wanted to pull them thinking they were weeds. Then, as they have grown HUGE I have not properly cared for them with the “climbers” they needed to thrive. And I don’t know about you, but I would much rather “thrive” than simply survive.

Am I willing to admit what I may be neglecting  in my life? And, am I also willing to simplify my life by letting things go when the plate is getting too full to properly care for and give everything the attention it deserves? Energy flows where attention goes. In the garden of life energy FLOWING is a beautiful thing. Now; balancing it, directing it, and mastering it…. that’s another post!

Oh yeah, and not being attached to the FRUITS of our labor!