Remember Who You Were

  A steady feeling has been percolating through me as of late, calling me into my future. Remember who you were before you thought who you were mattered.  There is a pivotal piece of my continued healing that I have been puzzling over for a long time now. This wildfire - and the many hours [...]

By | 2017-08-31T01:04:17+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Favorites|Comments Off on Remember Who You Were

That Brave Line We Walk: The Story of How I Was Able To Be at My Niece’s Birth

PART ONE Getting There As I drove away from Wyoming on my way to North Carolina, I wondered if I maybe I had lost my mind. But at the same time, I felt a strong desire to risk it, to try, to test how big my buffer against the harmful effects of mold was - or, in Moldie [...]

By | 2017-08-10T15:38:47+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Favorites|Comments Off on That Brave Line We Walk: The Story of How I Was Able To Be at My Niece’s Birth

The Loving-Kindness Meditation

. May I be filled with loving-kindness. May I be free from suffering. May I be well. May I be at peace. May I be joyful. May you be filled with loving-kindness. May you be free from suffering. May you be well. May you be at peace. May you be joyful. May all beings be [...]

By | 2017-08-10T15:39:18+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Favorites|Comments Off on The Loving-Kindness Meditation

The Story of How I Came to Mentor Ana Harris

Early this year, I came very close to leaving my involvement with the community of Moldies. Our sweet little cabin, our land, and the wide open spaces felt like enough. My health had recovered more than I could have even wished for. That was all I needed. In the mornings my husband and I would light a fire, [...]

By | 2017-08-10T16:10:16+00:00 June 11th, 2017|Favorites|Comments Off on The Story of How I Came to Mentor Ana Harris

I Could Have Missed This

Doing back exercises, just as I did everyday for two decades. This is at the airport before I leave for my first trip to Europe. My dedication to my back never wavered. My husband woke up this morning in the mood to dance. So naturally, I joined in. I offered some pathetic scat [...]

By | 2017-08-10T15:40:38+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Favorites|Comments Off on I Could Have Missed This

We Built a Cabin

In mid-October, Peter and I decided we didn’t want to leave Wyoming. We been dry-camping in the shadow of the Snowy mountains and had plans to drive to New Mexico for the cold, winter months. But even as the nighttime temperatures crept lower and lower, we kept finding reasons to stay. Maybe it was time [...]

By | 2017-08-10T15:41:16+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Favorites|Comments Off on We Built a Cabin

I’ve Never Wanted to Be a Warrior

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin The war metaphor in regard to mold illness – or any illness – has never really resonated with me. I’m not sure why. I’m sensitive and gentle by nature and [...]

By | 2017-08-10T15:45:35+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Favorites|Comments Off on I’ve Never Wanted to Be a Warrior

Just Pre-Ordered: Through the Shadowlands by Julie Rehmeyer

The connection between mold toxins and illness has strong science behind it. Unfortunately, I believe that as long as the top mold illness experts continue to (correctly) advise that relinquishing one’s possessions is critical to recovering, the emotional resistance to the mold connection will remain formidable. For those who have fallen through the cracks of [...]

By | 2017-08-10T15:45:46+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Favorites|Comments Off on Just Pre-Ordered: Through the Shadowlands by Julie Rehmeyer

I Got Rid of My Smartphone – and I Feel Fine

I got rid of my smartphone. Yep. It’s true. Well, first, I deactivated my Facebook account. And that was fine, too. Actually, it was better than fine. It felt great. I was getting a little sharing fatigue. Too much sharing and too much thinking about sharing. Have you ever been somewhere really beautiful – like [...]

By | 2017-08-10T15:45:58+00:00 December 26th, 2016|Favorites|Comments Off on I Got Rid of My Smartphone – and I Feel Fine

The Enchantment of Daily Tasks – Joy is Amplified in Simplicity

“There is enchantment right in front of you, waiting for you to notice.” -Janet Luhrs The bed was so warm when I crawled into it last night. I turned our “biomats” on while I was cooking dinner in anticipation of a cold night. This was good because I accidentally washed all of my pajama bottoms [...]

By | 2017-08-10T15:46:15+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Favorites|Comments Off on The Enchantment of Daily Tasks – Joy is Amplified in Simplicity