Food Wisdom Herbs Yoga: A Pursuit of Health & Happiness
I am re-titling my blog page. When I started out, I wanted to share what I knew. I know lots of stuff, from herbs, to mothering, to medicine. What I was, however, was in search of the right stuff to make me stronger, more resilient, and to rebuild my body systems. I put up a lot of recipes. My search and growth lead me, and continue to lead me, down pathways different than I first envisioned. My subjects are broader and my search is still ongoing. The title I first chose, it’s not fitting me right now.
So as this is the beginning of the New Year, I am putting up my New Title, to better reflect this blog.
I will still be throwing in recipes, from my current explorations as well as from the past; you know, when I ate things normally. In addition, I will be posting some of my stories chronologically. I want others to be able to follow a progression. I hope the story is one of growth and flowering, or at least change. I figure it will be, because, well – that’s what I do.
I have spent 9 months trying to figure my life out, inside and out. Inside – that means how do I eat without craving, binging, eat for health, eat for vitality. My bar has fallen recently; all I want to do is eat without GI disturbances or pain. Outside – that means how do I work in this world in a way that promotes health for others as well as myself. How do I negotiate the world of invariable stress, while remaining balanced, even through the tuff stuff.
I am still in search of that combination that brings us balance; parenting, working, studying, developing, self-care and nurturing others, relationships rocky and smooth, exercise, writing, insights, play…
I have come a long way already, from despair to curiosity regarding work. From hope, to despair, and now to curiosity about how to eat. I am working hard at developing new parts of myself, and beginning to untangle the web of Unseeing that wraps around all women. I am now parenting a teenager, and learning first hand about parental toxicity and alienation. I am deep in two yoga teacher training courses, as well as a sex coaching program. They are very hard, but good work. I am now married, and managing the tidal waves from that. So much good stuff, turned over and ready to be examined and learned from! It may sound horrible, but it is a really really good trip.
I hope you will continue to come along.
Let’s see where we can get to, together.
by Tama Cathers, ex-Marine, Snowshoe Bunny, Hollow Cave Deep Sea Diver, Monk, and Racer Driver….Nah! Not really!