In case you were wondering…

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About my blog…the name comes from the final line of my favorite poem, which was written by Persian poet Muslihuddin Sadi in the thirteenth century.  My favorite translation of the poem is this one:

“If of thy mortal goods thou art bereft

And from thy slender store two loaves alone are left

Sell one and with the dole

Buy hyacinths to feed the soul.”

I love the image of the bread and the flowers, the reminder that we must feed our bodies and souls equally, that they are inextricably interconnected. This is the focus of this blog: to nourish both body and soul.

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About me…I am a writer from an eastern suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. I have been on a journey for the past several years to simplify my life and improve my health in order to lead a more fulfilling existence. Recently this journey has led me to a plant-based, (mostly!) whole foods diet, which has resulted in learning to cook in a whole new way.

My topics of interest range from fitness and a whole-foods, plant based diet to gardening, paper crafting, chronic health issues, auto-immune disorders, sibling grief, recovery from addiction, being HSP, being an introvert, creative writing, first generation college students, teen pregnancy, healthy marriages, non-traditional age college students, travel, minimalism, post-colonial and feminist literary theory, U2, and all things Cleveland–just to name a few. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and History from Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio. I am married to the love of my life with two amazing grown children and one very neurotic rescue dog named Milton.

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About you…I would love to hear from you. Please leave comments to let me know when something especially speaks to you, or share my posts that resonate with you on Facebook or other social media, or follow my blog if you want to read more by me. Leave me a comment if you have a particular topic you would like me to write about.

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