Entries by Md_@dmin

Gluten Free Thanksgiving

There are over 3 million Americans that follow a gluten free diet these days. Chances are you already know someone that eats gluten free. You may even have a gluten free eater at your table this holiday season. Eating gluten free is much easier today than it was when I discovered my own gluten intolerance […]


If you are like most people you operate at full speed from the time you get up until the time you go to bed. We live in a day and age that keeps us busy and stressed. How many times has your busy life and to-do list kept you from taking care of yourself? Exhaustion, […]

In The Mail

There were several days of mail in the box when I opened it. So many things had been going on lately and getting the mail just wasn’t on the priority list. These days the mail didn’t bring many good things, bills from doctors and EOBs from insurance companies made up the bulk of it. Just […]

How You Eat

Nutrition and diet info is everywhere! And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you. Right? Well, maybe… Everyone has heard (and maybe lived through) the intense focus on how much you eat. This has gotten way too much attention […]


The familiar chirp of my cellphone signaled a text message. For a minute the message didn’t make any sense to me. It was from the scheduling department of Arizona Oncology. “Reply YES to confirm your family’s 5 appts starting at 11:00am” Both Tom & I had appointments the same day, we would both see the […]

Mindful Eating

Would you like to reduce overeating, get help with weight loss and reduce your risk of diabetes? Would you like it to be simple? Try mindful eating. Mindful eating is allowing yourself to be aware and nurtured by the food you are eating. By following your own inner wisdom you begin to nourish yourself with […]

The Jet Plane

I had planned this trip months before we received Tom’s diagnosis. It was the annual gathering of an international organization called Gather the Women. Because of my work with women’s empowerment and the monthly circles held at the Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center, Gather the Women had invited me to join and serve as a regional […]

Metabolism & Calories

Do “calories” really count? Well, yes they do, but they’re not the only thing that matters when it comes to how much you weigh and how much energy you have. In other words it’s all about your metabolism. In a nutshell metabolism is how you take in oxygen and food and use them for energy, […]

Smiley Face

Tom stood looking in the bathroom mirror, “draw a smiley face on it” he said. Always seeing with an artistic eye, he was referring to the white gauze bandage at the base of his throat that he wanted us to draw on. He thought it would be funny to have a smiley face peeking out […]