The MOST Important Part Of Your Health

I recently had the privilege of giving a speech to a packed house of incredible people at the Hay House I Can Do It IGNITE conference, where I shared the stage with my mentors, teachers, and friends - Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer, Doreen Virtue, Cheryl Richardson, Danielle LaPorte, Kris Carr, Kate Northrup, Gabrielle Bernstein, Latham Thomas, Alisa Vitti, and more....more

Divorce & Widowhood Biggest Health Stressors

You may have suspected it. The SRRS confirms it. Stress correlates directly and measurably with the chance of getting sick. Developed by Dr. Thomas Holmes at the University of Washington State Medical School, the Social Readjustment Rating Scale (SRRS) assigns rankings to life changing events. Death of a spouse and divorce rank at the top of the list.  http://okvoices.org/stress.htmlCombined with the other factors on the chart that are natural companions to widowhood, the combined score of a widow catapults off the charts. ...more

Blogging Challenge

Hello My Friends!I just wanted to tell you about a new activity I'll be doing this April. The Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge hosted by WEGO Health. I will be writing a post a day for all 30 days. I hope you'll join me in writing every day about health. It's going to be a lot of fun and I'd love to see what you have to say about each of the topics, too. All you have to do to join is sign up here: http://info.wegohealth.com/HAWMC2012and you'll be able to start posting once April rolls around. ...more

Dear Future Jules,

Dear Jules,I am sitting here on a beautiful spring afternoon. The dogs are chasing the housekeeping ladies around, and they are chatting madly back at the pups in Spanish. All of the windows are open, and even though it was raining and cold all weekend, it is stunning outside. I am still in my yoga pants, tank top and a hoodie. I won't get dressed until the ladies are done cleaning and can help me with my personal needs for the day. ...more

The Sickness Olympics

When you are a twin, you're constantly vying for someone's attention. You're never getting someone's undivided self. You learn to share and take turns, but if you're three, well, sometimes those lessons don't always stick. You love your sister more than anything, but sometimes you just want her to disappear for a hot second so you can get a hug without her clamoring up for the same attention. Is nothing to be yours, ever?I can't imagine this....more

4 Questions To Help You Heal

My new friend Dr. Bernie Siegel, author of Love, Medicine & Miracles, and one of our newest bloggers on Owning Pink, asks his patients four key questions I wanted to share with you.4 Healing Questions ...more

Work, Sick and a Clorox Commercial

Yesterday was work day for me. I finished typing tons of invoices, paid a few bills, took a few phone calls, wrote in my journal, and then waited till the end of the day. I'm so very caught up at work, which is a good thing. We also had a couple of old employees stop in to visit. One, Mr. Tom, his wife and mother stopped in to just say Hi. They live in Wisconsin now. Mr. Tom went to junior high with The Hubby so he's known him a very, very long time. The other visitor, another former employee wanted us to hire him again....more

Rambling Sunday

Good early Sunday morning to one and all. It is early here, 5:45 AM. Yes, I am up that early but when you are up at 5 AM five days a week your body just gets used to it. I was sleeping nicely but of course Clayton has to get up and eat and The Hubby was ready to oblige him this morning. When there is movement in the house my mind starts moving and going and then I can't sleep, so here I am....more

Cough, Cough, Wheeze

I'm sick. It is 5:52 am on Saturday morning. I actually was up at 5:30 to feed Clayton and the granddog, Mondo. We are granddog sitting for the night. He is a great do but, Wow, he was restless last night which put Clayton very restless and on top of that I'm still sick. I started with a sore throat on Tuesday which finally abated yesterday, now the crud is mainly in my throat area and ear canals. Needless to say I didn't sleep much last night and quite frankly, I don't feel all that bad, except when I wake up in the morning....more

Laughter is the best medicine, cause it is free!

I'd like to talk about a major issue in my life right now. It's a downer, so prepare yourself.So, I'm poor. I know I have said that before but when I say I am poor, I mean we survived last year on less than $6,000 income. Like super poor.And one would think, "Oh, you're taken care of by the state," but nope.  If you don't have kids and you are poor, you can pretty much go fuck yourself... which apparently I have done by becoming ill while poor....more