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Foodie Friday #1: Butter

Foodie Friday #1: Butter

Butter! Wait a minute...butter? I will never forget when my naturopathic doctor, Tony Murczek, told me I could eat butter. He said it had good bacteria for my stomach, especially because I had so many intestinal issues. It was pure heaven! I do believe butter has many health benefits, however, keep in mind that butter calories add up quickly! Before you know it, you just melted 2 tbsp of butter onto your muffin, and that is over 200 calories! The source of your butter is very important! Margarine is NOT butter. I buy Organic Valleys Pasture Butter. The reason I like Organic Valley...

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Renewal Collection Spring 2017

Renewal Collection Spring 2017

The 'Renewal' Collection signifies rebirth and rejuvenation. Each spring the world witnesses a new generation of plants and animals. Spring is often a metaphor for growth and new life. Many people clean their homes and rid themselves of excess clutter. Spring is not only a great opportunity to cleanse our external surroundings, but our internal environment too. This collection is dedicated to the process of reinvention. May it inspire you to wake up each day reminding yourself it is never too late to let go of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual shadows holding you back.  Renewal CollectionFabric: black/colorBlankets: Sherpa Fleece black/colorLeggings: black/color...

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My Calling is Culture Collection Winter 2016

My Calling is Culture Collection Winter 2016

The 'My Calling is Culture' Collection is inspired by Tessa's love for family, vintage fashion, and blending of cultures.  Although being Ojibwe/Cree/Metis, Tessa grew up on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington state. Her grandparents relocated from the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana during WWII.  Although Tessa’s main artistic identity and style is Woodland, she wanted to represent her NW roots. In the 1970’s, both her grandmother and father studied with local Northwest Coastal artists as they developed their artistic style while honoring traditional coastal design esthetics. Because Tessa has not studied with coastal artists, she did not feel it was...

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Family Photographs

Family Photographs

Please enjoy these photos of my family. Oh, and we can't forget about the llamas, my first love!

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My Journey with Autoimmune Disease

My Journey with Autoimmune Disease

To read the original article published (July 6, 2015) in Indian Country Today, click on the link below.  https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/culture/health-wellness/healing-autoimmune-diseases-the-indigenous-way/ Healing Autoimmune Diseases the Indigenous Way The BeginningMy life started to unravel in 2008. I was tired, bloated, reactive to food, irritable, anxious, and at times depressed. From the outside, I had it all. Inside, I knew something was very wrong. Western doctors started their rounds of testing, but were dumbfounded. I took a workshop on naturopathic medicine and was mesmerized by what was considered an alternative form of healthcare, which is what I now call indigenous ways of healing. Within...

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