Author Archives: Gail

About Gail

Genealogist, librarian, traveler, runner, grandma, Mormon, Missionary

U is for Unshod

Have you ever experienced or heard about something and immediately it felt right and true to you? That’s how I felt when I first heard about Earthing. Basically, Earthing is deriving benefit of physical contact with the earth: barefeet on … Continue reading

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T is for TSFL

TSFL is the acronym for Take Shape For Life® , a food management program. I met up with a TSFL health coach while we were in England. I am not usually one to buy into regulated programs of prepared foods (ie. … Continue reading

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S is for Say NO!

“Say NO to HFCS” was my very first principle in my quest for greater nutrition and wellness. It was my oldest daughter who brought it to my attention more than 10 years ago. I was mostly enraged by the overtones … Continue reading

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R is for Running

I never liked sports in high school. I wasn’t on any teams, and tried at least once a month to get out of gym class… I married a guy who likes sports–all kinds of sports: football, soccer, tennis, running… He … Continue reading

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Q is for Quebec

Okay so this is a bit of a cheat: the post is more about Family History than it is about Quebec, but so much of my family history IS in Quebec that I felt totally justified. It all started back … Continue reading

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P is for Probiotics

My foray into probiotics amounts to making my own Greek yogurt. It’s the live/active bacterial cultures in the yogurt that produce the probiotic effect in one’s gut. Commercial yogurts have added sugars and you can’t guarantee their effectiveness as a … Continue reading

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O is for Organic

Even “Organic” is suspect these days. Is it really organic? There isn’t much in the way of regulations to assure us that a label is what it says it is. And an organic farmer could be next door to a Monsanto … Continue reading

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N is for Neti Pot

Learned about the Neti pot from a co-worker about two years ago when I was suffering from an upper-respiratory infection. It’s a bit disconcerting to use for the first time and I made a few mistakes but soon got it … Continue reading

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M is for (Book of) Mormon

This isn’t a post about the Book of Mormon per se, as in “What is the Book of Mormon?” which you can read here, but rather, how the Book of Mormon has recently become a “thing” I do. Back in … Continue reading

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L is for LulaRoe

While we were in England, I went to my first Lularoe party, in support of a military wife we were helping. There I bought a skirt and some leggings. Nine months later I have given birth to an addiction. I … Continue reading

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