Author Archives: Natural Mama Notes

About Natural Mama Notes

I hold many passions; most revolve around health and wellness in all of their facets. I became certified as an Integrative Nutrition Health & Wellness Coach in 2016. I’m currently doing my “residency” in health coaching as I use all my skills to heal from a stage II breast cancer diagnosis (6/13/17). As if that weren’t enough excitement for the year, I’m also supporting my 11 year old son as he heals from PANDAS, an autoimmune illness caused by strep that causes neuropsychiatric disorders. I’m not currently coaching people outside of my immediate family, but I’m sure I’ll create a fabulous health coaching business when our healing journey is complete. In April 2018 I will celebrate 20 years with Jerry, the love of my life. We keep our relationship young by seeing live music on the regular. I believe energy is the most powerful product we each put out into the world. And I believe music and dancing can heal the soul.

Trench Vibe

winter winds whip on the front lines of all things health + wealth + being + nothingness + that which lies within mindfulness on steroids, escaping deeply alert and ever watchful, losing sleep focused when it’s called for: track, weigh, … Continue reading

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Steroids and Spa Days

It’s just after midnight and I am awake. Last night at 1:46am I ordered a “make your own smoothies with our pre-measured ingredients and recipes” delivery service, scheduled to start next week. That would be the steroids. I didn’t have … Continue reading

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The Land of Possibility

Ahhh, 2017, the year when the seemingly impossible became possible (for so many of us, in so many ways). As this year comes to a close, and as I personally have some major hurdles now behind me, I find myself … Continue reading

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A Storm it was A-Brewin’

We’ve had a fairly peaceful 5 month stretch on the PANDAS front.  For anyone who may have missed what that is, it stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections.  In children with PANDAS, instead of successfully fighting … Continue reading

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Into the Mystic

My silence on here shows up in my reality in certain ways. It means I’m holding on very tightly to life. It means I’ve probably stopped writing. For me writing brings release and flow and transformation. When I’m holding on … Continue reading

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Love Thy Neighbor

As I shared on a previous blog, I mostly stayed off of social media for many months over this past year.  As our political climate heated up, so did our Facebook feeds.  I knew it wasn’t healthy for me to … Continue reading

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Mo’ Mondays, Mo’ Problems

Today I celebrate my 41st birthday.  It doesn’t carry all the punch that the BIG 4-0 does, but I’m not sure I could handle all that extra excitement right now anyway.  I’m content to quietly ring in another year with … Continue reading

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