Monday, August 29, 2011


I am thrilled to have been invited to be a part of this wonderful Chicagoland event Saturday and Sunday, October 29th and 30th.

Besides the scheduled talks I will be giving on holistic care, preventing canine cancer and pet bereavement, I will also be available for meet, greet and book signing at the St. Charles location. Looking forward to this great event and meeting you and your pets there! For discount coupons, please click here.

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Some of my readers know that last summer I did a 92-day green juice fast/feast ("feast" meaning LOTS- up to a gallon a day- of fresh green juice so one is never physically hungry). It was very difficult for me psychologically for the first 4 days (my MIND wanted food- and not fruits and veggies!), but then for the most part, the rest was smooth sailing.

This was not my first juice fast. I started out years ago doing 3-4 days of only fresh juice. The summer before, I did a 7 and a 19-day juice fast. All my research told me it's important to work your body into it so as to not overload the liver, gallbladder, etc. with an onslaught of toxins that your body releases during a fast.

In each fast I experienced a lot of cleansing and healing on many different levels. During the 92-day fast, age marks, liver spots, skin tags, hip pain, shoulder pain, depression, hormone fluctuation and migraines disappeared. Energy level skyrocketed and clothes I hadn't been able to wear in decades were not only back in style, but fit comfortably.

Just like the "clear/cleanse/build" protocol I used to trigger the healing response in Buttons' body when she developed cancer is often challenging for people to embrace because it flies in the face of western medicine's much more radical, painful, and money-making, chemo/radiation/surgery, people are often skeptical about juice fasting.

If you know me at all, you know I'm a firm believer in gathering lots of information and then experiencing the things I'm drawn to that make sense to me- the ones that somehow ring true for me in my mind.

Well, here's a delightful little film (available for instant-watch streaming or dvd on Netflix) which can help you wrap your mind around the whole concept of juicing. It is fun, interesting, inspiring, and informational.

If you are experiencing any kind of physical or emotional pain or discomfort, and especially if you are managing a condition with side-effect causing pharmaceutical medications, I encourage you to take 90 minutes to watch
this film. It might very well save your life. It will at least give you something interesting to think about.

*Thanks to HiimRawn for his daily inspiration and for passing along the info about this film!