Sunday, July 19, 2009

Recharged by Mother Nature

I just returned from vacation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with the family. It was so nice to be at the beach and relax. Just putting your feet in the sand and hearing and smelling the ocean was amazing. It's important to take a break, forget our worries and get back to nature. Spending time with our loved ones with no expectations really helps deepen our realtionships. I'm grateful that we had the opportunity to go away together this summer. I feel renewed and eager to move forward and try new things. I hope everyone, if possible, takes some time this year to just be with family and enjoy and love each other. Connect with nature and family, it's a powerful stress reliever.



Friday, July 10, 2009

Pondering What Truly Matters.......

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Recipe: Shiny Smile Polish Powder

This is a dry powder tooth polish made with herbs to freshen your breath.


* 1 0z green clay
* 3/8 oz fine sea salt
* 3/8 oz orris-root powder
* 3/4 oz dried mint
* 1/4 tsp clove powder

How to make:

Grind the mint into a powder. Add all the ingredients to a bowl and stir throroughly to blend. Add more mint or clove if desired. Spoon the scented powder into a shaker.

How to Use:

Moisten toothbrush and shake enough powder to cover the bristles. Brush teeth in the usual way and rinse well. Will keep for 6 months but keep water out of the mixture.

Hope you enjoy this recipe! Let me know if you tried it!

Have a great day!


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Raw Mom Summit

This past week has been inspiring to say the least! I had the opportunity to listen to several amazing speakers online at the Raw Mom Summit. The ladies over at did a phenomenal job with the guest line up and interviews. (Standing ovation for Tera Warner and Shannon Leone!)

I LOVED the interview with Gabriel Cousens. I mean, when he talks you listen! I will have the chance to meet him and attend all of the classes he's teaching at the World Peace Yoga conference in October. I can't wait. More information to come about that soon!

Susun Weed was so interesting too. She is an herbalist, author, and much more. You can find information about her at Since listening to her, my husband and I have been enjoying herbal infusions everyday. I never knew how easy they are to prepare and so good for you!

Byron Katie- WOW! I'm now reading her book Loving What Is. She discovered a process called The Work. It is an amazing way to solve problems and to see things as they truly are. Check out for free information and worksheets.

There were many raw mom speakers, each adding something fantastic to the summit. Different views and opinions but so much useful information.

This is just a teeny-tiny bit of the Summit there was sooo much more! You can purchase these over at and listen to them at your leisure. I was so pleased with the Summit and it has really motivated me as a mom and raw foodist to keep going in this positive direction and it also opened me up to new things.

So if YOU need some good, healthy motivation (who doesn't?) then check it out!