Lyme Disease: Follow this Natural Tip to Avoid It


In 2005, there were 89 reported cases of Lyme disease in Iowa, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One of those 89 was my husband, Wayne. Finding a doctor who knew how to diagnose and treat Lyme disease proved challenging. In fact, we drove six hours round trip to see a…read more.

There’s a link between stress and the heart. Do you know what it is?


During February, the month of romance, the heart takes center stage. Our minds and, well, our hearts are focused on love. On Valentine’s Day, many express their feelings for others with cards and gifts of candy, flowers and the like. I’m all for this external expression of love, but I hope we also make time…read more.

10 Choices for Eating Your Way Past Post-Holiday Aches and Pains


Are you starting off the New Year feeling sluggish, stiff and even in pain? Unfortunately, all that overindulging we’re prone to do over the holidays can do more than just impact our waistlines. Here’s why: During the holiday season, we’re more likely to eat more carbs and more sugar, consume more calories, drink less water,…read more.

8 Tips to Soothe Your Soul with Music this Holiday Season


Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves: We are the same. John Denver This…read more.

Take Time to Watch the Leaves Turn


Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. Elizabeth Lawrence September 22 marks the first day of autumn. Some dread this time of year because it means summer is over and the harsh winter weather is right around the corner—at least if you live in the Midwest. But this quote by the…read more.

Four Tips to Prevent Altitude Sickness


Seasonal activities like vacationing in the mountains, hiking, or skiing all move us from our Midwest altitude to a much higher altitude, 5000-8000+ feet. Our body’s response to the altitude changes occur quickly due to the change in oxygen concentration in the air we breathe as the altitude increases. By quick changes, I mean an…read more.

Your Body: Post-operative


This has been a year of my healing focusing on my eyes. I recently had bilateral cataract surgery with great success. I am grateful to each person from start to finish for the assistance through this process. I am especially grateful to Maggie Mowery, my day of surgery escort and Ellen Remley Wetzel, Karuna Reiki…read more.

You Make This Possible


Last month in my Tips e-news I wrote about the “Season of Gratitude”. Actually the season is yearlong because once you practice gratitude it becomes a habit and a lifestyle of living in the moment of grace. Living in gratitude brings an abundance of peace within. I wish each person reading this a Happy Holiday…read more.

The 3 C’s in Life: Choice, Chance, and Change


Choices begin the process of change. Our brain chemistry actually changes when we make choices. So there is immediate chemistry shift creating physical support for change. Making a choice signals our brain that we’re ready to begin a new journey. So the choice is the first step in changing our behaviors. What choice are you…read more.

Can stress be genetically inherited?


I am amazed at the amount of consumer social media that is dedicated to just nutrition. Most of this information makes recommendations to make us healthy, stay young (anti-aging), boost energy, etc. None of this will happen with a few certain foods, like more avocados, kale, greens, and juicing, like they recommend. These are all…read more.