Health, injuries, aches and pains: when mom needs medical assistance

I did something dumb yesterday.

No, let me try this again. I made a decision that didn’t please some of my family, at first, but in hindsight maybe I should have presented it differently.

Does this many any sense? I’m learning, very slowly it seems, that how one communicates is as important as the actually message being communicated.

It all started with a hospital visit. Continue reading “Health, injuries, aches and pains: when mom needs medical assistance”

Filling up on chickpeas, and keeping eczema at bay

Chickpeas are one of the healthiest foods you can eat.

To reduce the effects of eczema on my hands and arms I stopped eating foods that came in packages. Crackers and cookies, sauces and dips, and even condiments. This had a detoxing sort of effect on my liver and kidneys and I cannot tell you how quickly (relatively speaking) the eczema became less irritating. I endured three weeks of diligent ‘whole foods only’ diet with massive amounts of water to flush everything toxic out of my system.

The first week was the hardest. Continue reading “Filling up on chickpeas, and keeping eczema at bay”

The challenges of living with eczema

I started my day without coffee today.

I had a tea, instead. With the tiniest amount of milk.

It’s just about the worst day to cut coffee from your diet: it’s February in Canada, it’s grey and raining (not even snowing), it’s cold, it’s miserably…I look forward to my coffee every day.


I cannot get rid of this eczema that is bothering my wrists, my hands, and now moving up along the arms.

hand and wrist eczema

Continue reading “The challenges of living with eczema”