• Peterson Holistic Services

    If you’re thinking about rushing out for Black Friday sales, think again! Instead of giving the ones you love something they might not need or might tire of in six months, consider giving them the gift of holistic health! My friend, Kevin Peterson, is the owner of Peterson Holistic Services in West Des Moines. I …

  • Thanksgiving Memories, Mishaps, and a Workout!

    It’s the start of my favorite week all year – Thanksgiving week! I have loved Thanksgiving ever since I was a kid. I remember spending most Thanksgivings with my dad, visiting his sisters in Wisconsin. Once I learned how to drive, he’d put me behind the wheel of whatever large, decade plus old boat, I mean …

  • New Foods Challenge (26-28)

    I have a few new food updates to share! There is a light at the end of this tunnel! Food #26: Aronia Berries And That Is: Also known as chokeberries, these are tart little berries found in wet, swampy areas. The more I think about that the worse it sounds. Found Where:  Downtown Farmers’ Market (early September) Cost: I can’t really recall …

  • My Sugar Sabbatical (Part II)

    It’s been three weeks since I signed up for the Fed Up movie challenge. The challenge was no added sugars for 10 days and when I signed up, I didn’t know if I would make it the entire 10 days because I love honey and cereal and an occasional sweet treat. I was also skeptical of …