I would have to define myself as a birthed empty nester seeking creativity as the vehicle to self discovery. So I’m doing a lot of experimenting right now. Writing, yoga, cooking, gardening, painting, sleeping in, and dancing in my dreams are just a few fun ways of figuring out what to do after the kids are gone. I am writing a food column for 2 of our local newspapers and quite frankly, loving it. It gives me an excuse to play with food! I also have a healing practice as a massage therapist and astrologer in our area. I love that too. Serving people and helping them to move forward in their life or spiral out, is one high I will never tire of.
About five years ago I started a new adventure by going backwards. My son “Grop” talked me into eating the primal way. This way of eating has many names, paleo, primal, indigenous eating, and caveman diet, are just a few. But anyway you stack it up, it is cutting out all grains, legumes, most sugars and dairy. One mostly eats lots of veggies, fruit and lean clean meats.
I was very surprised that I love this way of eating. This is a bread addict talking here. I would eat bread with everything! So this is a huge departure for me and to love it on top of that! Very wonderful. I still have to take forays back into the grain and sugar world occasionally, just to remember how awful I feel from it. And then gladly go back to the Cavewoman Café.
A funny thing happened when I went paleo, all of my allergies, mostly to cats, went away! It was magical! My nose stopped itching and running, I became alert, my joints stopped aching and all cravings went away. I’m sold.
This blog will be devoted to my exploration and recipes in this marvelous way of eating and being healthy. I will be getting on my soapbox occasionally, sharing wonderful recipes and bringing you along the way as I study and learn the old ways in a new world.
I am lucky. I love my life. I appreciate that I am happily married to a most wonderful man, healthy, love my job, have three incredible children, and living in an idyllic place. Let my joy spill over into your life and inspire you to come with me on this most important journey into health. My primary concern in life is the Earth and of course, my beautiful children whom the moon and stars rise in.