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Oil Pulling


Oil Pulling…Is it the newest craze?  Actually oil pulling’s roots date back 3-5000 years ago.  It was introduced to the modern world in 1992 by Dr. F. Karach, MD, who claimed that oil pulling could cure a variety of ailments ranging from heart disease, digestive troubles, to hormonal disturbances.Here is a list of reported benefits:
Brighter, whiter teeth
Healthier gums
Prevents bad breath
Clearer sinuses
Better Sleep
Improved lymphatic system
Tonic for sore throatsHOW TO OIL PULL
In the morning brush your teeth before breakfast and on an empty stomach, put a tablespoon of sesame or coconut oil into mouth but do not swallow.  For 10-20 minutes, swish and pull through teeth.  It can be done while meditating, watching TV or just doing housework.  After at least 10 minutes, spit into garbage can and then rinse thoroughly with warm water.Best results from continued pulling.

Of course, being a health coach, I will try anything.  In my experience, it does make the teeth whiter and the breath better and It seems to help keep colds at bay.  Give it a try…let me know your results….

Happy Pulling, Babs


Grazing in the Grass


When was the last time you walked barefoot in the grass?  As it turns out, doing just that…walking barefoot is one of the healthier things we can do.  According to the book EARTHING written by Clinton Ober and Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra, just outdoors beneath our feet is an omnipresent source of natural healing energy.  Earthing, or walking on the ground without shoes, restores and maintains the body’s most natural electrical state, which in turn promotes optimum health and functionality.Research indicates the following benefits from Earthing:

  • Eliminates the symptoms of many inflammation-related disorders
  • Reduces pain
  • Improves sleep
  • Increases energy
  • Speeds healing
  • Reduces or eliminates jet lag
  • Lowers stress and promotes calmness by cooling down the nervous system and stress hormones
  • Protects the body against potentially health disturbing EMF’s (electromagnetic fields)

If you’re brave, you don’t have to wait until it’s warm outside…you can even Earth in the snow…make sure you have an invigorating cup of tea and warm fluffy socks nearby! Or perhaps wait until the first day of Spring to take off your shoes and let your toes reconnect to Mother Earth plus you’ll be getting healthier at the same time!



Who would ever think that I could learn so many lessons from a two year old 60 Pound Goldendoodle pup! As if a new home and owner weren’t big enough adjustments, I had Mr. B neutered and kept a cone on his head for 10 days to prevent his pulling out stitches.  Fear of abandonment kept him stuck to my side and I was feeling like I had a two year old baby. It was after he pulled his vitamins and medicine off the counter and ate them along with part of the bottles that I decided maybe getting a dog was a bad idea.


So, fed up with his co-dependency and eating antics, not to mention my loss of freedom, I printed up “Free Goldendoodle” fliers with a darling picture of him and headed out the door to post at the pet stores.  Then, something happened….He looked at me! He always looks at me…so what was the difference this time? All of a sudden, my heart opened…that’s what happened!  I looked at him and now instead of being aggravated by his constant need of affection and attention, I saw a dog that loves me unconditionally and just wants to spend time with me. I saw a dog that is just being himself, I saw a dog that has acclimated to his brand new home and owner and I saw a dog that I am going to keep no matter what! And Mr. B saw his owner who now has an open heart and love in her eyes.


Has there been a time in your life when you felt as though you had closed off your heart in order to not feel, not hurt, not care? Some times we have to go through pain, frustration or anger to get in tune with that powerful feeling of the heart…Just Feeling the Feelings is a positive way to free our hearts from the destructive gates we build around them.




Almost ten years ago, I took a trip to Florida to pray, meditate and process the recent death of the Father of my children.  Being alone on the beach was the only way I knew at the time that I could do this.

As I set out to walk one day, I whispered up to God and said, “God, I have never ever found a sand dollar that was not broken.  It would mean so much to me if you would put one on my path coz then I would feel as though you are really with me.”

With the bright sun shining on my face, I took off on the beach walking barefoot on the warm sand.  Here’s what happened.  A few minutes later I looked down and there right in front of me was a perfectly formed sand dollar.  Wow! Thank you God!  You Are With Me.

Miraculously, I found 10 unbroken sand dollars that day…all of them on a straight path about 8 foot steps apart…The message God gave me that day was to Keep walking forward in faith and he will put exactly what I need right in front. Another lesson…Be direct and ask for what you want.


Peacock Feathers

PeacockThe illuminous color of the peacock feathers is the inspiration behind my business, Illuminous Living. A bird of renewal, the peacock will shed its feathers in order for new ones to grow. Likewise, we must let go of some things in order to transform and to allow new things to come into our lives.