Category: Health

The Teal Pumpkin Project

Have you heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project? Odds are good that you have, but if not, here’s a quick catch-up: The Teal Pumpkin Project was started in 2014 as a way to include kids with food allergies in trick-or-treating fun. Placing a teal pumpkin outside your door alerts trick-or-treaters that you have non-food goodies […]

Restoring energy, managing stress

Our energy is a valuable resource. It can be zapped away if we don’t manage or take steps to fill our energy back up. I’m the mom of a toddler and I recently went back to work, so I’ve been feeling the energy drain lately. So many people require my time and energy now. I […]

Falling in love with running

I was not a runner.  I was working on a small-scale farm that supplied vegetables for a restaurant.  My schedule wasn’t demanding, which meant I had free time to explore and hike the local trails. And then one day, on a whim, some co-workers and I signed up for a 5k trail run. That’s when […]

Kids will love these fish tacos

In early July I had the opportunity to work with one of the summer camps run by 21st Century After School Programs at Mission View Elementary School. The concept for this summer camp was so fantastic that I had to be a part of it. The program developers had the kids catching fish, dissecting fish, […]

A doula explains placenta encapsulation

When I first heard about placenta encapsulation, I was skeptical. It sounded gross and weird. When I was pregnant with my fourth child my doula friend told me that ingesting some placenta could help the uterus to contract — reducing blood loss and balance my mood. Really? I’d had a small postpartum hemorrhage with two […]