Five Easy Ways to Bring in Spring

by Joanna on March 19, 2014

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March 21st marks the arrival of Spring here in the Northern hemisphere. It has been a tough winter – I have heard of so much difficulty in mind, body, and spirit for so many people. We’re all ready for Winter to be done, so let’s call Spring forward with some simple and enjoyable rituals!   […]


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Here’s to the ‘back to the future’ insight I had a couple of weeks ago. The content around here will be changing slightly: lots on menopause and hormones, but also a return to a broader range of topics related to women’s health, holistic health, and some of my rants. I would love to know if […]


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My husband’s best friend is embarking on a new relationship. I don’t really jive with it because, in its early stages, it was conducted by texting. I’m not sure what one gets across in 140 characters, but I’m quite sure it’s not what healthy relationships are made of. Anyway…my husband has been relating some of […]

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The Beautiful Mess that is Life

by Joanna on March 5, 2014

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Or, how not getting what you want, or getting your ego smashed to bits, or watching your life crack into pieces is actually the best thing that can happen to you. Really. – – – – – Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away (another life, actually) I had a guy friend. This guy […]


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