The sweetness of life

“The longing for sweets is really a yearning for love or “sweetness.” ― Marion Woodman This quote from Marion Woodman, a Jungian psychologist, gives insight to how food cravings may work for some people. Since psychology was one of my majors in college, I am fascinated with how it inter-plays with human biology. I am […]

Essential oil sense

Essential oils have gone mainstream! It’s all the rage. But, did you know the practice if Aromatherapy has been around a very, very long time? I’m not going to go into a drawn out story of a French gentleman by the name of Gattafosse (excuse me, I know I missed an accent in there; French […]

Metabolic age and you

Earlier, I wrote about metabolic age as an important measurement of your body’s functionality. It is a newer measurement than resting metabolic rate or your basal metabolic rate. Both of these terms refer to the amount of calories a person burns while the body is at rest (not involved in exercise). This is sometimes referred […]

Really? A “new you”?

It’s the new year! All thew champagne is gone. All the party poppers have been sprung. You are now left with a brand new year. What are YOU going to do with it? Do you really want an “all new you”? I’m hoping to just improve and refine the “me” I already am! I recently […]

Silver for a priceless immune aid

It’s cold and flu season in the Great Lakes region. That means pain and suffering for many folks. Usually, the common cold and influenza are caused by viruses. This means the antibiotics that are sometimes prescribed by doctors really does nothing but kill off beneficial bacteria in the gut. This can leave a person even […]

Wholistic Chronicles – I just can’t swallow that

Stress can be detrimental to a person’s health on all levels. Each and every bodily system seems to be effected on so many levels. The connection between the heart and cardiovascular system and stress has been well documented and, now, is widely known to the general public. But what about the connection between stress and […]

Wholistic chronicles – your emotional kidneys

“I’m so pissed off!”‘ “I about pissed my pants.” “She’s full of piss and vinegar.” “I just feel pissed on.” Pissed off; pissed on; pissin’ in the wind…WHY are there so many references to urinting in our verbalization of our feelings? One could say it is a coincidence. However, research comes out every day showing […]

Wholistic chronicles – healthy body concept

The fat loving band wagon Every day there seems to be another blog about equal love for the “big girls.” Being a bigger girl, I’m all for this. However, I am not all about the loving of the big gals if it means forsaking the health of the big gals. Health comes in many shapes […]

Wholistic Chronicles: food for body, mind and soul

Welcome Hello, and welcome to the first of what I hope will be many posts on my “New and improved” page! After years of fighting with various cookie cutter sites promising much (and delivering little), I decided to step out of their constraints and just throw myself all out there. Why the “W”? The term […]