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Why Struggle for Life?


Preparing for Life

I became a mother in 2018, and was grossly underprepared. Not for lack of effort - but my preparation proved myopic. I had attended childbirth classes, watched videos, and read every line of “The Pregnancy Encyclopedia” - with most of my focus on my baby’s growth - but not my own.

My daughter London was born a week earlier than her due date. The empowered “birth plan” I envisioned was abruptly replaced by a whirlwind...

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Being proactively peaceful?


Across the country, hundreds of college students are protesting war. I remember finishing university when 9/11 happened, and wanting to do something proactive - (yet peaceful). So I: 

  1. Visited 7 countries in the Middle East & North Africa (Kuwait, UAE, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Israel, and Palestine) to get a first-hand understanding, beyond what I consumed through mainstream media.
  2. Completed a "World Peace Fellowship," and ...
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Become a Money Magician (or remain a "Money Fool")

It happens every year . . .  

  • The looming fear of an impending deadline 
  • Multiple piles of paperwork
  • Procrastination of the highest order

If TAX SEASON sparks denial, overwhelm and resistance,

THIS could finally be the year to:

  1. Get real (This money quiz can assess your underlying emotions - whether playing...
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Have You Gone Nuts?


Remember these "Got Milk?" ads from the 90's & 2000's that made calcium so compelling? Unfortunately, milk drinking is not so simple (especially if you're lactose intolerant). 

Do you drink milk?

What type?

  1. Whole
  2. Raw
  3. Skim
  4. Almond
  5. Soy
  6. Coconut
  7. Pea
  8. Oat
  9. Rice
  10. Cashew 
  11. Goat
  12. Sheep
  13. Buffalo
  14. Cow?


I've limited dairy since my 20s (after finding a correlation to my severe acne). For years I've been drinking oat milk in...

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Get Hot & Detox!


I proudly set up a payment plan for this far infrared sauna called the Sunlighten Solo. 


Aside from the obvious body warmth, research shows other benefits include:

  • Detox
  • Weight loss
  • Better sleep
  • Reducing inflammation
  • (Added bonus: Your child can build a fort...
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Get Cleaner/ Greener Laundry ♻️


 If you're trying to:

  • Detox your life, and
  • "Help save the planet"

It can feel overwhelming and insurmountable. So it feels good to find easy & OBVIOUS ways to do both. Example: Biodegradable laundry sheets! I gladly switched

From these BIG bottles . . . 

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  To these simple sheets . . . 

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What's Your Type?

My Google search for "Flexibility Training" - brought me to Bob Cooley, aka "The Genius of Flexibility."

For 50+ years, Bob has been developing a unified healing system that is truly unique, transformational, and endlessly fascinating. His approach correlates: 

  1. Resistance stretching with 
  2. Traditional Chinese Medicine/ Meridians
  3. Organs/ muscles/ tissue AND
  4. Personality types - which he refers to as "16 Geniuses" - eloquently described in the video below . ....
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"Should I Vax, or Should I Go?"

Vaccinations can be a controversial topic But they effect us all, so we should learn to hear each other's views. Whether that's: 

  1. An inflammation scientist in my dance class told me the flu is on a STEEP rise this year, and she's a huge fan of the flu vaccine, or ...
  2. The Weston Price Foundation released this quiz about vaccinations (which I'm keen to fact-check)

Personally I hadn't gotten the shot in many years, because I remember it...

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