Trusting One’s Gut

So I’ve been checking out a lot of cookbooks from the library lately. For inspiration, health, and information. I’ve had low back pain for weeks which has just recently relented. And my gut instinct is telling me that at least part of it is related to diet. 
I liked this one so much that I purchased it:
The Wellness Mama Cookbook by Katie Wells

It’s got a lot of gluten free items as well as kid friendly meals. The coconut flour biscuits are some of the best gluten free biscuits I’ve ever made – and they are quick and easy to make.

Digestive Health With Real Food: A Practical Guide to An Anti-inflammatory, Low-irritant, Nutrient-dense Diet for IBS & Other Digestive Issues by Jacob Agalee

This book has a lot of good information but not as many inspiring recipes. 

The Anti-inflammation Cookbook: The Delicious Way to Reduce Inflammation and Stay Healthy by Amanda Haas

This cookbook has lots of pretty pictures and some recipes I want to try.

The Food Lover’s Cleanse: 140 Delicious, Nourishing Recipes That Will Tempt You Back Into Healthful Eating by Sara Dickerman

And this book has even more recipes I’d like to try. I like how this book is arranged seasonally. It has recipes and menus for a two week cleanse that can be done at any time of the year – just flip to the right season. And the recipes just look like good yummy food, not things one might think of when one thinks of a cleanse (lots of raw vegetables, lemons, juices, algae, etc).

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Raising my Frequency

So I’ve been listening to an awesome book – You are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero. I love this author and everything she has to say.

I’ve checked out the book from the library and have been listening to it as much as I can while in the car – commuting, running errands, etc… I’ve also ordered the print book from the library to start doing more of the exercises at home to raise my frequency with universal knowledge.

One of the things that resonates with me about this book is that the author has lived most of her life without having enough dough, dinero, moolah, currency to live her most badass version of her life. She became rich by changing her attitude and beliefs about money. (She also did a lot of scary uncomfortable things along the way to get her out of her comfort zone.)

I am a firm believer in beliefs and everything I’ve been hearing in this book resonates with me. So part of my journey is getting outside of my comfort zone in various ways, including posting more frequently to this poor neglected blog. I’m also doing this for the first time on a tablet- so that’s a bit uncomfortable as well… Here it goes….

Not dead yet

So today I found out that Carrie Fisher died. And then I found out that Richard Adams died as well…. I’m not sure which I’m more upset about.  I know I’ve seen Star Wars more often than I’ve read Watership Down, but Leia was never my favorite character. I always wanted to be Han or Luke when acting it out with the neighborhood gang. At least Richard Adams lived a long life, though, and died at the age of 96…. So I guess I’m more upset about Carrie Fisher (even if she did have the cinnamon bun hairdo and awful bikini outfit). I think 2016 will go down in history as one of the suckiest years ever! Continue reading

Soon to be cross-posted – a review of Humboldt

So I finally got around to writing another blog posting for a book I read not too long ago.  I wrote it originally for my library’s blog – because it’s a good book and it hasn’t been checked out very much.  I’m posting the review here first – it won’t show up on Pima County Public Library’s blog until late September. Continue reading

It’s been awhile

I’ve been busy with life.  Too busy to write about books I’ve been reading.  I’ve been busy finding and buying my first house, moving, (all while pregnant and working full time), giving birth, and raising my son.  He’s a beautiful boy.

And while I’ve been busy with all of this, I’ve still been reading.  Just not writing. Hopefully this will change over time and I might start posting more frequently…. or not.  Continue reading

Something new

So, I haven’t been posting to this blog recently – I just haven’t had time lately…

However, I did post a few days ago to the Ravenous Reader Blog which my library runs.  My post was called Horror in the Woods, which refers to a book I read recently, not the branch where I work.  Unfortunately due to a scheduling error, my post was only up for about 24 hours (on the main page of the catalog).  But in that 24 hours, the book – The Ritual by Adam Nevill – went from having 2 available copies to having 25 holds.  Pretty good for 1 day.  And pretty good for a first time post to that blog.  I’ll probably post again there at some point in the future, when I read the right book.  I wanted to post that particular title there, not just because I liked the book, but also because I don’t see much horror fiction posted to that blog.  Mystery and crime fiction,  yes, but not much horror.  And while I don’t feel like I read a ton of horror, I do definitely appreciate a good scary story every once in a while.