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How to Live: One Dog’s Wisdom for Humans on Health, Love, and Life

Seen through the eyes of a 12-year old mixed breed dog named Sally, this charming "guide book to life" offers simple and powerful words of dog wisdom.  Sally's advice ranges from the importance of sitting in the sun, chasing your tail, and trusting your instincts, to how to be kind to yourself and how death [...]

Signs and Symptoms Suggesting the Need for Nutritional Cleansing

It’s that time of year again for me.  Late summer is the time I allow for a few weeks of nutritional cleansing.  What is nutritional cleansing? It is the use of food and supplements designed to de-burden the body of toxins so that it can achieve its own “internal house cleaning.” This kind of house [...]

The Deeper Magic of the Thank-you Note

One of the greatest gifts my Mother gave me was the practice of writing thank-you notes.  As far back as I can remember, she modeled to me the sweet reality that all gifts deserve and require gracious acknowledgement.  I say sweet reality because this was not a spoken lesson or a forced lesson or any [...]

Collected Writings on Natural Health and the Spiritual Path

Part health and wellness guide, part memoir, part recipe book, this volume is a compilation of Dr. Dell's 25+ years of research, writing, and practice of both ancient and modern natural healing strategies.  It reflects her roots as a farmer's daughter and the farm traditions of self reliance and self care. It takes the reader [...]

Caprese Tacos

I realize that I am not the inventor of caprese tacos, but since yesterday was the first time I thought to make them and I am still basking in the sheer delight of their flavors, I thought I would post my version of the recipe. I made a traditional caprese salad with our first garden [...]

The Art of Connecting with Nature

Research shows that spending time in nature is not only good for your spirit, its good for your health!   I am a contributing author to this book.  Written collaboratively by 22 authors, the book is full of stories, ceremonies and exercises to guide you in doing exactly what the title implies - connecting more [...]

Water, Petroleum and the Planet

If you've ever had a conversation with me, the odds are pretty darn good that we got around to the topic of water. As a health care practitioner, I'm water's biggest advocate. I've seen it alleviate all manner of discomforts from headaches to backaches to constipation. And as a child of nature, I'm an even [...]

Ode to my Girlfriends or How Relationships Improve our Health

I have been thinking lately how much I love my girlfriends.  Of course, I have always loved them so this must be some new deepening in my sense of appreciation but nonetheless, there it is.  So when I recently read a new study (1) published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of [...]