Take a pandemic,  add economic challenges, the unvieling of rampant racism,  the grief and loss of everyday life AND add a hurricane or fire and you have the potential for toxic stress.  Alaine Duncan, in  her book The Tao of Trauma, refers to this as a  state of allostatic overload.  Every system in your body…

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Teri Brooks, part of the Gemmo Memo team drops into conversation with Maegan and me in this special episode.  Set some time aside to listen to this touching and personal discussion of grief and loss through the polyvagal lens.  I am so grateful to Teri for showing up so bravely and sharing what has worked…

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Inspiration for this recipe came in the form of my prolific sage plant and the oversized butternut squash that arrived in my CSA last week. As I write this it is seriously taking every bit of will power I have to not sneak back into the kitchen for another bite of this amazing combination. I…

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vegan cole slaw

Chopping these gorgeous vegetables is a perfect opportunity to practice mindfulness in simple everyday kitchen tasks. Take your time and appreciate the gift of this present moment.     Ingredients Salad 1 large or 2 medium kohlrabi, peeled and cut into matchsticks 2 medium carrots, grated ½ medium red cabbage sliced thin ½ cup of toasted…

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Enjoy this refreshing potato salad from the Swabian region of Germany.  Be sure to plan ahead as it improves when the potatoes are given a few hours to absorb the simple dressing.  Ingredients 1 ½ lbs Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled 1 veggie broth cube and ½ cup boiling water   3 Tbsp white or apple cider…

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“Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment.” – Nelson Mandela Safety.  It is exactly what your emotional core longs for.  When you are safe, you can connect. When you connect, you can create. And when you create, you experience freedom to be who you were born…

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Ingredients 500 g organic okra, well dried and stems trimmed (careful not to open pods and expose the seeds)  Avocado, grapeseed or olive oil Juice from one whole lemon Sea salt Za’atar seasoning mix (make your own or order this one) 12 -15 organic cherry tomatoes Directions Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Heat…

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Gingko biloba is the one and only surviving species in the lone genus of Gingkoacea. It is nearly extinct in its native form, with the exception of some found in eastern China. The Gingko you will meet today will have been cultivated. This deciduous, resinous tree can grow up to 120 ft, but perhaps only…

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If you are on the lookout for a quick, healthy and satisfying weeknight meal, search no further. This lemony kale pesto is as nutrient dense as it is delicious. A favorite way to serve it at the Hubele house is tossed with freshly cooked gluten-free penne, adding in a handful of chopped garden fresh tomatoes.…

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Pinus Montana, commonly known as Mountain Pine, is a towering evergreen native to the subalpine zones of the Pyrenees, Alps, Erzgebirge, Carpathians, northern and central Apennines, and higher Balkan Peninsula mountain ranges. It is considered a wilding conifer and classified as an invasive species in some regions.  Mountain pines are known to form a belt…

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Abies Alba, commonly known as Silver Fir, is a towering coniferous tree growing 130–160 ft tall at altitudes of 300–1,700 m (980–5,580 ft). It is native to the mountains of Europe, from the Pyrenees north to Normandy, east to the Alps and the Carpathians, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, and south to Italy,…

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