What Makes You Fly?


We’re going to be talking more about Primary food and self-care! Not that we need reminders about that right?  Ha!


As you listen to this gorgeous music, think about what activities you do, or have done in the past, that make you feel like this medley makes you feel!

{I think one “flying activity” for me would be singing in a group like this! What a blast!}

Then write out your ideas. You need to get a list together so that you can refer to it when you need to be filled-up with Primary food!

Be well!


Make Today Count


I have a little flowering perennial shrub that gets ready all summer to bloom in the fall. I just checked it; it’s not ready yet! That means a few more weeks of summer and I want to get as much sun and sky flowers and soil and vegetables and herbs as I can with the time that is left in this season.

I plan to take in all the sunrises and sunsets I can. To walk in the grass with bare feet and smell the scents of summer a little while longer. I will weed the flower bed a few more times and take a few walks with my grandchildren. We’ll pick corn and find caterpillars and gather eggs and ride bikes.

What would you like to do before this season passes by?

I hope you’ll find the time to get in as much “Primary food” as possible. Life is beautiful!



“I am at peace with life right now.”

“I never give up.”

“I nourish my hope and faith.”

{This is a picture of a flower bed I’d like to remember for next year! The picture doesn’t do it justice, but I love the combination of plants this gardener put together.}

{Remember, Primary food is what you do that feeds you and is as, if not more, important than what you eat!}

Clean Slate


I am amazed at how much energy I get when a space in my house is de-cluttered or cleaned. For instance, if I walk into my laundry room and my sewing counter is stacked with coolers from our cookout and license plates from the car and a pile of mending, I don’t have any inclination to sew. But, when that counter is clear, I feel free to mend or start a project!

It’s the same feeling I have about cooking. If I get the insides of my kitchen spruced-up, the refrigerator deep cleaned and drawers and cupboards wiped-out, I get a new energy for cooking. I know what I have and things feel free and functioning.

Now I ask you: who couldn’t use new or more energy for cooking!?

Today, I went deep! I took out nearly every piece of my fridge, each shelf and drawer and broke it down into it’s individual pieces and washed them all.  Something sticky was spilled on a middle shelf and when I started cleaning that, it led to discovering that the spill went down the back side and under the drawers.

It’s funny, in fridges and in life, how “spills” can lead to cleaning more deeply than you realized you needed to go!

As the seasons change, I hope you will be able to push the reset button on the things in your house that will help you to revitalize your routine and give you energy for the new opportunities ahead!

Be well.



7 Steps Seminar Coming!


To those of you who have attended the Lioness at the Door 7 Steps to Family Wellness, seven-month seminar, may I ask a favor of you?

Would you think for a bit about the most important take away you had from your experience in seminar and share it in a comment here?

God willing, we will start the 2017 series this month and I’d love for those who are thinking about registering, to hear your favorite or most life-changing lessons.

Our 2016 groups were stellar and I love all of you!

Here is a sneak peek at what you will find in the 7 Steps Workbook:

“Now, if you’re a champion at hearing negatives, believing negatives, and feeling crippled and then paralyzed by negatives, you will have to understand that this process of learning to take control of your mind, or rather to redirect it over and over until the negative default habit is curbed,will actually make chemical changes in your body and you may encounter resistance to this new way of thinking.  Not to mention that since you have believed these untruths for so long, the truth may sound downright fake and utterly wrong!  That is, of course, more nonsense!  We are God’s children, full of promise and infinite value possessing the power to choose and to learn from our experiences.  It follows then that to progress, to move forward, we have to become our own best advocate, hear the blatant lies we have believed, and proverbially kick them to the curb!  We are Lionesses!  We are family leaders!  This is the battle to fight; the interior battle for peace within. Then we can begin to tackle other problems in our personal and family terrain.”

No more being victimized by negative thoughts. No more!”

That is a good reminder for me today. I hope it is good food for thought for you too.

If you know of someone who would thrive in seminar, please spread the word! I look forward to another growing year with another great group!


Build Your Team


Ok sisters, I have a little “what I learned the hard way” piece of advice.

I wholeheartedly believe that we must be in charge of our own health.  It’s a philosophy that is relatively new, as compared with my parent’s generation, who unquestioningly trusted and listened to their doctor, and may have been discouraged from “doing their own thinking.”  (Maybe this hasn’t been your family’s experience, but it seems to be a pretty good summary of those in the previous generation that I know.)

It must have been quite a comfort to think that any time something was wrong with you or a family member, all you had to do was visit your family doctor and they would take care of the problem. If this has been your experience, I’m happy for you!

My personal experience has led me to needing and therefore being open to many alternative therapies, some of which are extremely simple and safe and keep one from over using antibiotics and pharmaceuticals in general.  It really appeals to me to do all I can with diet and exercise, simple supplements and doing all I can to be mentally and emotionally well as a holistic approach to managing my own health.

But there have been a few things that have been beating me up the last few years and my, shall I say maverick attitude, has cost me some time and money and not a little grief. I don’t think that I have fully understood the benefit of having a primary care doctor as a hub for whatever medical professionals you may need.  Part of the problem is that I’ve been in between doctors (one who understood my modus operandi had to retire unfortunately, and one is about to retire).  And it has meant that I’ve been trying to orchestrate testing and appointments on my own, with no clear referring physician to back me up.

Now that I have found a doctor who has quickly gained my confidence and who has really made some things happen for me by ordering tests and making appointments, I am amazed at how quickly things can move toward a resolution.

So here’s, my advice:

If you don’t already have a really good primary care physician, please find one.  You never know when you will need someone to go to bat for you. A good primary care doctor will organize testing, make referrals and appointments for you, interface with specialists on your behalf, if need be, and just generally have your back.

I am so grateful to now have a team of doctors who are watching out for me and communicating with each other.  It is a wonderful feeling to have that support.

Take good care and best wishes as you build a team to help you be as healthy as possible!