Dinner out at The True Kitchen in Chicago. Great options and flexibility for a family with tons of allergies. Nice atmosphere, too.

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Dear Girls: If a guy wants you to learn how to play a game … it means you are the most important person in his life, and he also needs a healer.  Source unknown.

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She who has been sick a year gives excellent health advice. She who has been ill a lifetime knows there is no such thing.  Via @brianabeaver1.

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You are beautiful.  Feel-good public art in Evanston, IL.  May 2018.

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Love. Joy. Hope.  A welcoming front door in Evanston, IL.  May 2018.

The glory of Spring blossoms against a clear blue sky. 5 May 2018.

The magnolia we planted last fall is in bloom. Spring is here at last! 4 May 2018.

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Positive things you can do when you feel anxious, via @positivelypresent

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Suffering only shows where you are attached.  That is why, for those on the path, suffering is grace.  – Ram Dass

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People will forget what you said and did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.  – Maya Angelou

I found watermelon radishes at the grocery store the other day. They are beautiful, and yummy too! March 2018.

Make the ordinary come alive. From The Parent’s Tao Te Ching, by William Martin.

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache, carries with it the seed of an equal or even greater benefit.  – Napoleon Hill

Nothing better than having sun on your shoulders and feet in the sand. Vero Beach, March 2018.

Blessed to live walking distance from this beautiful place. Lake Michigan, 10 March 2018.

May the sun
bring you new energy by day,
May the moon
softly restore you by night.
May the rain
wash away your worries,
May the breeze
blow new strength into your being.
May you walk
gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.

Apache blessing

My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to find peace with exactly who and what I am. To take pride in my thoughts, my appearance, my talents, my flaws and to stop this incessant worrying thatI can’t be loved as I am. Anais Nin

I still enjoy this ‘groovy mama’ picture my youngest drew of me a few years ago.

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There are no rules here. We’re trying to accomplish something.

Thomas Edison

I have been traveling a lot for work, and it’s been a challenge to stick to the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP). This post is a little celebration of surviving nine days of travel, and eating well the whole time.

This is a salad with mixed greens, radicchio, endives, little sprouts, sautéed meat, and a little garnish of Kite Cheese (made from fermented almonds).

While I was in Southern California I found these beautiful purple Brussels sprouts, a first for me:

Below is a breakfast casserole, mostly sulphur vegetables (in keeping with the Wahls Protocol), because they are harder to find when I travel. It’s riced cauliflower, steamed Brussels sprouts, sautéed onions and mushrooms, and some ground chicken.

Love is where you look.  In my case, it showed up in the shower this morning …

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As our self-interest diminishes, our anxieties disappear, and then comes quiet and firm joy, which always diffuses us with a good spiritual disposition and a clear conscience. Every good deed helps to kindle this feeling of joy within us.

Tolstoy as quoted from Gretchen Rubin’s Moment of Happiness, 10 May 2011

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