I live a simple life just outside a small mid-west town with my husband and cats. We have a large garden, which keeps us fed through much of the summer. We enjoy trying to live in harmony with nature. I don’t believe in killing things, unless they pose imminent danger, like the spider that bit me and eventually landed me in the hospital with all kinds of specialists. So, that rule is not set in stone, but I don’t like to bring harm to something else just because it is something I don’t like. Daily, we see all kinds of wild-life and eventually I will get some pictures posted. Speaking of pictures, I love taking them, especially of birds.
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, more commonly known as “Mormons.” There is more about this in some of my blogs. While my posts have reference to Mormon theology and thought, I sincerely strive to engage discussion across the spectrum of faith. I have many friends and family members who profess other faiths, but I love to learn from all of them.
I have Celiac disease, and I am toying with the idea of posting some of my favorite recipes, but, sorry to those of you who enjoy my chocolate chip cookies…that recipe will remain a secret! I went to a Health Food Cooking school in New York and about 8 years later, discovered I had Celiac disease. I combined my love for teaching and my knack for creating recipes, and developed a small business helping others learn the ropes of eating gluten free when everything depended on it. While I no longer have that business, (I moved), I still love to help others when they want it.
I firmly believe in alternative medicine and have been involved with it in one form or another for over 20 years. I have met many wonderful people and found wonderful healing and peace through cleaner living. Originally, I suffered from debilitating depression, and began my quest to break free of the allopathic cycle of psychiatrists, psychologists and anti-depressants. Not that they didn’t make a helpful contribution to my thinking, but I wanted to be free of the prison of depression. It has been a slow process, but the progress is most evident. I have felt spiritually guided many times to those who would be able to help me in my quest to find emotional stability. The process has also been hard and I have often had to have complete faith in the process. It is to my Father in Heaven I give the credit and thanks for helping me continue on under the most difficult of circumstances.