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Create Your Ritual

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  • Birthday August 20

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    WA State Farm Country
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    Working out, reading, writing, eating good food!

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    Pacific Northwest Wheat Country
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    Nutrition, Running on the Treadmill every morning, reading, writing, eating good food.
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    Full time mom of 3 and wife. Holistic Nutritionist, Herbalist, and Writer

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  1. So sorry to hear it! Sleep is essential and lack of it definitely dictates your energy levels for the rest of the day. From a health standpoint, high levels of chronic stress (what you might see from chronic lack of sleep) raises cortisol levels which in turn raises blood glucose levels which could be a contributing factor to lack of weight loss. With regards to sleep there are several herbal options you might research and see if they feel right for you .. sleep tinctures with valerian, hops, california poppy, chamomile, etc. There are many options, choose a reputable company. You might also research low dose melatonin. There are also adaptogens that help strengthen the body while also promoting sleep - ashwagandha for one. There are mushroom powders that might also benefit - Reishi, Lions Mane, etc. Magnesium levels are often very low as we age, so read up on adding a Magnesium Glycinate supplement to your day (natural muscle relaxer) or taking Natural Calm powder before bed at night. Working with a certified ND (Naturopathic Physician) would be of huge benefit as they can test hormone levels and assist through this hormonal transition. If you're interested in specific dietary changes you might also consider a nutritional approach that focuses on lowering overall inflammation in the body (Paleo, Whole 30, Younger You) to name just a few. Love the walking! Keep it up. Might also look into Essentrics or Classical Stretch on PBS or online. This is such a process, so have loads of grace for yourself right now. Good luck! Feel better!
  2. A topic I've struggled with as well. It's interesting what society tells us, and what we tell ourselves, about the value of our time and what is a "good" use of it. My 20 year old self certainly wanted to change the world, but my 48 year old self is more aligned with changing my little corner of it. Now that our older dd & ds are off to university and we're down to 14yr ds at home. I've noticed a huge improvement in my energy levels. I was operating on stressed out, busy mom mode for years. 😉 And while I loved SO MANY aspects of raising kids on a 5th generation working farm & cattle ranch, it's also been nice switching gears and carving out more time for myself when things are slower. Although it's been a huge process of letting go of the kids as they grow up (which still generates its own stress), it's forced me to fill that time up with other things, and I am blessed to have the luxury of choosing those things. Some days I'd love to 'do more' or 'be more', but honestly by the time I exercise, walk the dogs, school ds for a few subjects, and write a bit in my novel ... it's already past noon and time to start thinking about dinner prep. Heck, I spent an hour just writing this! 😄 And I'm not even going to talk about all the hormonal changes going on these days! All that said, the holistic nutritionist in me knows now is MY time, so I'm to make good use of it and set all those rituals in place that generate daily health and well being. I can't do that if I give all my time away, and I certainly can't do it if I feel guilty about what I'm not accomplishing. During the summer we're still in full farming mode, grow a large family garden, raise our own cattle & chickens for food, have a small greenhouse for winter months, and several DIY indoor hydroponic towers that grow organic lettuce for year round use (Can you tell I like food!). In between all the busy we enjoy the warm weather - kayak, swim, hike, etc. So honestly, I'm just really looking forward to living my days to the fullest in the coming years - traveling, gardening, cooking, knitting, going on hikes, and finishing that novel I've been writing for years. And most of all just being OK with all of it! 😉
  3. Time Left: 4 days and 20 hours

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    Prentice Hall Foerster's Algebra 1 hardcover book in very good condition. Clean interior pages, no rips, tears or writing. Used editions are currently selling on amazon for $50. I'm offering this text for $35. Does not include Media Mail Shipping. Contact me for total to your zip code. Thanks!


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    Brand new (never used) Henle First Year Latin set includes Grammar book. If purchased new from Rainbow Resource the set would be $35.20. I'm selling this set for $20. Does not include Media Mail Shipping. Contact me for total to your zip code. Thanks!


  5. Time Left: 4 days and 20 hours

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    Used last year for 7th grade science along with free skills & practice worksheets found online. Hardcover set in clean, good condition. Great material, very clear and in depth physical science course for middle school. Price is $15 for the set not including media mail shipping. Contact me for total to your zip code. Thanks!


  6. Time Left: 4 days and 20 hours

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    A complete set of literature books for Pandia Press - History Odyssey Early Modern Level Two. Grades 5-9. I, Juan de Pareja, Amos Fortune, The Landing of the Pilgrims, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Oliver Twist, Kidnapped, Island of the Blue Dolphins, Johnny Tremain, The American Revolution, Carry on, Mr. Bowditch, The Captain's Dog, The Sign of the Beaver. Books are in like new condition. If purchased separately from Rainbow Resource would cost $72.80 total. I am offering this like new set for - $45 Does not include Media Mail shipping from WA State. Please contact directly for shipping price to your zip code. Thanks!


  7. I would like to purchase this set if it is still available. Thanks!
  8. Thank you for offering. Someone else contacted me yesterday and shared them. So glad we didn’t miss those sections. Thanks again for responding.
  9. Do you happen to have just the Skills & Practice Worksheets downloaded for Physical Science? They no longer have Unit 4 or Unit 6 Skills & Practice Worksheets available. I've downloaded and printed all the rest. Update: I have a Google Drive of it now. 😉
  10. Can you tell me if you saved the Skills and Practice Worksheets for Physical Science? The link is missing Unit 4: Electricity, Sound & Light as well as Unit 6: Atoms, Elements & Compounds. I have printed all the other sections but those keep saying not available at that link. They are such a great resource when combined with the text that I hate to miss any sections. I am hoping someone downloaded and saved these and is willing to share?
  11. We found a lot of value in our kids attending the local community college. They are/were younger Running Start students, so technically they were still in high school while there but it gave my dd18 an amazing platform to learn to advocate for herself out in the real world while still being supported at home every night. She also learned to move at the pace college classes move at, but the class sizes were small enough that she developed great relationships with her professors and had access to the help she needed. She's now full time at a four year university, and she's definitely grown from the experience.
  12. My DS11 is studying Spanish this year, and he's been using a Fluenz Spanish program I've owned for a few years. He's goes through the lesson on a desktop with headphones while I review each lesson with my laptop and headphones next to him. It's fairly low key, and has been very easy to implement. We close it down at the end of each 30 min lesson, and then it comes right back to where you left off the next time. I've used Fluenz for both Spanish & Italian. What I appreciate about the program is how quickly you are speaking useful, conversational Spanish which is what I was after for his first year of Spanish. It's a fairly expensive initial purchase, but there's a big sale every year for Black Friday and maybe the month of December.
  13. Hi, can I ask where you found these? ** Nevermind ** found them! 😉
  14. Can I ask where you found the link to purchase the $18 access? I see the free resources on classzone.com but can't access the teacher's toolkit without a teacher's access code which I assume would be with a new purchase. I am wanting to buy a used textbook on Amazon and just the license. Also, does anyone know if there is considerable difference between the 2007 & 2018 editions. If it's notable, I may just purchase the new text from Christianbook and get the access code that way, but if I can piece it together with an old book and class zone activities then that might work. I've opened the free 4 month membership with them and see that having the teacher resources online really isn't all that helpful. lol
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